Strategic Funding Partners

Helping people and improving lives - that's what strategic funding partners do. Whether it's a basic human need such as housing, medical care that someone would otherwise not be able to obtain, or helping seniors age in place, our strategic funding partners have stepped up to the plate to help.

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Strategic Grantmaking

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.

Get Involved

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.

Our support of the strategic initiatives evolved from the Community Foundation’s valid research of critical needs in Frederick County. Their good stewardship of the monies we have entrusted to them and the rigorous grant process takes the guesswork out of achieving our goal to give back to the community that has been home to our family and business for so many years.

Mark and Susan Butt
The Mark and Susan Butt Saturday Mornings Fund

FY2021 Strategic Funding Partners

  • Dr. and Mrs. Arthur O. Anderson
  • The Caroline and Jimmy Atkins Fund
  • The Steve and PJ Barger Family Endowment Fund
  • Mrs. Elizabeth J. Brady
  • Dr. and Mrs. Mark T. Butt
  • Ms. Joan Canfield
  • Mr. and Mrs. Andrew S. Cowperthwaite
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bernard J. Davisson, II
  • The Robert G. DeLauter Fund
  • Ms. Dorothy L. Etzler
  • Mr. and Mrs. Andrew P. Grossnickle
  • Mr. and Mrs. Merle L. Guyton
  • Mrs. Elizabeth K. Hale
  • Mr. and Mrs. James L. Hartley
  • The Charles W. Hoff, III and Margaret O. Hoff Family Fund
  • Ms. Gabrielle Keller

  • The Kirkpatrick/LeGore Family Fund

  • The Kiwanis Club of Frederick Fund
  • Mr. and Mrs. John P. Kondig
  • The Robert C. and Jane E. Ladner Charitable Fund

  • Dr. James A. Lautenberger
  • Legal & General America
  • The Don Linton Fund
  • Ms. Susan A. Loring
  • The Lyons Family Fund

  • Mr. and Mrs. Raymond L. Malamet

  • The Garrett R. Petronchak Memorial Fund

  • Ms. Linda S. Pruitt-Michielli
  • Mrs. Elizabeth W.C. Randall
  • The Philip Rauh Family Endowment Fund
  • Mrs. Shirley R. Richardson
  • Mr. and Mrs. Tod P. Salisbury
  • Mr. and Mrs. Alfred P. Shockley
  • The David and Kay Stauffer Family Fund
  • Mrs. Betty M. Waltz
  • The Dan and Jackie Ward Family Fund
  • The H. Deets and Juanita Warfield Donor-Advised Fund
  • Mr. and Mrs. Donald A. Wissner
  • Mr. and Mrs. Michael S. Young

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