Grant Impact Stories

The positive and lasting impact that grants of all shapes and sizes have on Frederick County is huge! Below is a sampling of recent grants and the organizations and programs they have benefited.

I Believe in Me

I Believe In Me aims to inspire and challenge youth through mental, physical, and social activities that foster self respect and respect for the world around them. Its mentoring program provides educational guidance and opportunities for physical activity and socialization. Grants from The Kiwanis Club of Frederick Fund, The Leslie Ruby and Howard Looney Community Fund, The I Believe in Me, Inc. Fund, and The Supporting Families with Children Strategic Initiatives Fund supported these programs.

Mission of Mercy

A grant from The Preparing for an Aging Population Strategic Initiatives Fund supported medical services given at Mission of Mercy's Brunswick clinic.

Frederick County Public Library

When it became clear that Frederick County students would not be in the classroom in fall 2020, Frederick County Public Library launched its Learning From Home initiative which brought digital resources and live tutoring to all students. A grant from The Frederick County Public Libraries Endowment Fund supported this initiative.

Mira High Five

Frederick County Animal Control received a grant from The H. Reese and Jeannette K. Shoemaker Charitable Fund in support of its open admission program, which takes in animals and works to place them properly, keeping public safety in mind. The support allowed the organization to provide a humane, enriched environment and maintain the high standard of care it provides to each animal that comes through its doors, about 4,000 each year. Pictured here is Mira who completed the feline enrichment program.

Literacy Council of Frederick County

Literacy Council of Frederick County provides workplace English classes for employees in the local hospitality industry. Volunteer instructors go to job sites to teach English skills to non-native English speaking employees. The program focuses on English speaking and comprehension, with an emphasis on workplace vocabulary, workplace skills, interaction among staff, and overall basic conversation skills. A grant from The Job Training and Skills Development Field of Interest Fund supported this program.

Sleep in Heavenly Peace

A grant from The Kiwanis Club of Frederick Fund supported the Frederick chapter of Sleep in Heavenly Peace and provided newly built beds for local children sleeping on the floor in their homes.

Crossed Bridges

Crossed Bridges received grants from The Malamet Family Fund and The Remsberg Family Fund which supported video production of opioid safety and awareness training resources for Frederick County Goes Purple, an initiative to educate the community about the substance use crisis.

Community Living

A grant from The Addie B. Null Health Care Fund provided support for music therapy at Community Living, which serves adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The music therapy program is designed specifically for the needs of individuals supported by Community Living, and benefits include development and maintenance of gross and fine motor skills, range of motion, memory recall, social integration, and communication skills.

The Arc at Market Street's Culinary Training Program

A grant from The H. B. and Thelma B. Duvall Fund for The Arc on Market supported The Arc at Market Street's Culinary Training Program, which provides persons with disabilities the skills necessary for seeking employment in bakeries, restaurants, and catering positions. Samantha completed the thirteen week program and was able to gain meaningful employment in the Frederick community.

Frederick County Career and Technology Center

A grant from The Charles E. Hartman Scholarship Fund supported the Frederick County Career and Technology Center with its student house project where students used carpentry tools and learned construction trade skills on site.

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