Our strategic grantmaking began in 2011, when The Frederick County Human Needs Assessment Study was released. The Board of Trustees determined that it would focus part of its grantmaking in three "strategic" areas: access to health care; housing, with emphasis on those newly homeless or precariously housed; and school-readiness for children.
Seven years later, we continued the work started in 2011 and completed the 2018 Frederick County Human Needs Assessment. The report determined three new strategic areas: supporting families with children; preparing for a growing aging population; and responding to substance use disorder.
Strategic Funding Partners
Since 2011, individuals, businesses, and civic groups have stepped up to support these areas through gifts from their funds, or outright gifts to one or more areas. Each year, financial support has grown as more individuals and entities come forward to help.
It's easy to get involved and make a difference. You can make your gift and allow the Grants Committee to determine where your gift is most needed, or you can direct it to one of the three strategic areas. With a gift of $1,000 or more, you have the opportunity to review grant applications and provide recommendations to the Grants Committee.