About Our Grantmaking

Our grantmaking program supports a wide variety of community interests and causes with one end goal in mind: improving the quality of life in Frederick County.

Questions? We're happy to help.

Diana Fulchiron
Director of Community Impact
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Rotary Club of Frederick Service Partnership Grant Application (October 1 - October 27, 2020)

The Rotary Club of Frederick, through its Community Foundation-held Rotary Club of Frederick First Century Trust Fund and through its own fundraising efforts, provides Service Partnership Grants to nonprofits providing impactful services in Frederick County. The Community Foundation of Frederick County administers the grant application and reporting processes. The application is open from October 1, 2020 through October 27, 2020.

The Rotary Club of Frederick desires to create service partnerships with Frederick County organizations whose missions enhance our local communities. In 2021, a total of $60,000 will be available to nonprofits.

APPLY FOR SERVICE PARTNERSHIP GRANT

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for consideration, Rotary Service Partner applicants must:

  • Be an established 501c3 organization;
  • Provide services in Frederick County;
  • Demonstrate a compelling need in the community which the program or project will address;
  • Be willing to accept partial funding;
  • Have a mission that is aligned with one of the following service areas:
    Basic Education and Literacy
    Peace and Conflict Resolution
    Community Health and Wellness, to include:
    Substance Use Disorder
    Behavioral Health
    Maternal Child Health
    ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences)
    Children and Families
    Aging Population
    Affordable Housing/Homelessness Prevention
    Environment
    Veterans Issues

Timeline

Completed applications must be received by October 27, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Applications received after this deadline will not be eligible for consideration.

Successful Service Partnership Grant applicants will be notified no later than December 3, 2020.

Grants monies must be expended within the 2021 calendar year. An interim report will be due by July 15, 2021 and a final report will be due by January 31, 2022.

Questions?

Questions about the online grant application may be directed to: Com[email protected]

Questions about the Rotary's priorities and programs may be directed to Rotary's Grant Committee Chair, Pat Hanberry: [email protected]

How Does The Grant Application Process Work?

Frederick County based organizations submit their grant applications through our online system, within the specified application period. The Grants Committee, comprised of board members and other community volunteers with specific expertise, review the applications and make funding recommendations to the Board of Trustees. Our team will then help the receiving organization put its grant into motion.


The Kiwanis Club of Suburban Frederick provided grants to many organizations throughout the FY2019 year from The Kiwanis Club of Suburban Frederick Fund. Pictured here are representatives from SHIP, Frederick Community Action Agency, and Cub Pack 285 accepting their grants. 


What do we fund?

Our grant funding is divided into three broad areas with different applications and deadlines.

We fund nonprofits meeting the areas of greatest need in Frederick County through strategic grants. These needs have been identified in The 2011 Frederick County Human Needs Assessment Report and The 2018 Frederick County Human Needs Assessment Report.  The focus of strategic grant funding may change as new data becomes available.

Currently, we are funding high impact projects that:

  • reduce emergency department visits
  • prevent homelessness and help the newly homeless
  • improve school readiness for young children

In FY20, we are funding capacity-building outcomes for programs, organizations, or systems that address:

  • supporting families with children
  • preparing for an aging population
  • responding to substance use disorder

We also support a wide array of programs that improve the community and provide opportunities for people of all ages through impact grants. Funding can support:

  • health and human services
  • historic preservation
  • the arts
  • agriculture
  • civic causes
  • animal welfare
  • education
  • youth programs
  • elder care
  • environment

We support nonprofits meeting the needs of individual Frederick County residents through rolling grants. Funds remain available until they are used, or until June 1 each year. Funding can support:

  • extraordinary medical needs,
  • a “hand-up” to someone experiencing hardship,
  • other purposes as funds become available.

Questions? Contact Community Impact.

How does the grant process work?

Organizations submit grant applications through our online system, within the specified application period. The Grants Committee, comprised of board members and other community volunteers with specific expertise, review applications and make funding recommendations to the Board of Trustees. Our team will then help the receiving organization put its grant into motion.

What types of organizations are eligible to apply?

  • a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
  • a government agency applying for an extraordinary project that is not funded by tax revenue
  • a religious organization requesting funding for non-sectarian activities
  • a civic group that is not a 501(c)(3) requesting funding for a community cause.

What financial information is required?

A project budget showing how the grant funds will be used as well as all sources of income is required. Applicants must also provide organizational level financial information. 

How is the online grant application system accessed?

Use the button at the bottom of the page to access applications, awards, payment and reporting information. Additional information about creating and using our online grant application system can be found in Applying for Grants Online – Technical FAQs.

The following documents contain information that will help you successfully complete your application. 

Questions? Contact Community Impact.

What grants are currently available?

  • Strategic Grants – generally mid-July through mid-August, annually. The specific application date will be posted in the spring of 2020.
  • Impact Grants - generally mid-August through mid-September, annually. The specific application date will be posted in the spring of 2020.
  • Other Grants - there are currently "rolling" grants available for a variety of purposes from November 1, 2019 through April 1, 2020. View grant list here.

Other reference documents that may be helpful are available in the “How does the grant process work” section above.

Use the link in the blue box below to view all current grant opportunities.

Grantees - use the link in the green box below to access information about grants you have already received. 

Questions? Contact Community Impact.

My organization has received a grant. Where do I find my award, payment and reporting information?

Access your grant account using the link in the blue box at the bottom of the page. All information you need to know about your grant is posted there.

Helpful documents: 

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