Impact & Initiatives

With more than $53 million in grants and scholarships invested into Frederick County since 1986, our donors have stepped up to the plate caring about their fellow citizens and impacting lives. We focus on immediate and future needs, with emphasis on providing long-term solutions to both.

Blessings in a Backpack volunteers packed bags of weekend food to provide supplemental nutrition for Pre-K children who otherwise might go hungry during non-school days. Food supplies were purchased with grants from The Children and Youth Strategic Initiatives Fund, The Frederick Keys Care Fund, and unrestricted funds.

Impact

Affecting favorable change in the community is a process. The impact can be seen through something as simple as funding more weekend food backpacks for low-income children. Positive impact created over time, such as grants that help people who are underinsured or uninsured access health care, is part of our long-term commitment to making Frederick County the best it can be.

We love to share grant impact. Visit Grant Impact Stories for a sampling of how Community Foundation grants have enhanced countless lives in our community.

Initiatives

We're constantly looking at the changing needs of Frederick County and are a proactive community leader in determining where the greatest needs exist. Our current strategic initiatives focus on supporting local nonprofit programs that reduce emergency room visits, prevent homelessness and help the newly homeless, and improve school readiness for young children.

As we explore the future and plan for change that will happen 10, 20, and even 50 years from now, new initiatives that serve the best interests of Frederick County and its people will evolve.

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