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.

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Volunteers with Chesapeake Bay Foundation planted hundreds of trees creating a buffer between agricultural fields in Woodsboro, Maryland and Israel Creek (a tributary of the Monocacy River) to prevent harmful nitrogen, phosphorous, and sediment from moving downstream. The effort was supported with a grant from The Walter W. and Catharine Prentiss Plummer Endowment Fund. 

Frederick Community Action Agency

The Frederick Community Action Agency's Community Health Center and School Based Health Center received grant support from The Health Care Strategic Initiatives Fund. Both health centers focused on increasing access to primary health care for medically-underserved populations who would otherwise visit emergency departments or go without medical care. 

Heritage Frederick

Heritage Frederick's P. Newman Lecture Series featured Dr. David Hildebrand, an authority on early American music as well as musician, scholar, teacher, and author. He presented "Music of Maryland, from Colonial Times to about 1820." The event was made possible in part by a grant from The Parsons Newman Memorial Fund. 

Montego's Happy Ending

Montego, a horse who was rescued by Days End Farm Horse Rescue in 2016 and nursed back to health was adopted in early 2018. A grant from The Paul L. Stine Memorial Fund helped Montego receive surgery he needed for a full recovery from his neglected state.Both horse and owner look very happy to have found each other. 

Family Partnership Bright Futures Program

A grant from The Children and Youth Strategic Initiatives Fund supported Family Partnership of Frederick County's Bright Futures program. Activities promoted parent/child interaction and increased a child's growth and development to ensure they were ready for kindergarten. 

United Way - Prosperity Savings Program

United Way of Frederick County held a ribbon cutting for a client who participated in its Prosperity Savings program and was able to purchase a home. Grants from The Charles and Teresa Hoke Endowment Fund and The United Way of Frederick County Endowment Fund supported the program. 

Francis Scott Key District Scouts

Scouts from the Francis Scott Key District displayed their pinewood derby track at the George Delaplaine Distinguished Citizen Award dinner. A grant from The George J. Barthel Scouting Fund supported a wide range of activities, camping opportunities, STEM education and more for scouts in Frederick County. 


Frederick Regional Youth Orchestra

A grant from The Symphonic Arts Endowment Fund supported the Frederick Regional Youth Orchestra's mission to educate youth in Frederick County about the symphonic arts. The Dan Crozier Music Trust Fund grant helped establish a music library for chamber groups.

Literacy Council of Frederick County

More than 130 volunteers with Literacy Council of Frederick County met weekly with students to help with English language learning, readings, and life skills. A grant from The Betty Seligmann Literacy Endowment Fund supported individualized learning plans for students and tutors. 

Wells House @ Gale Recovery

Patients of Wells House @ Gale Recovery participated in art therapy sessions as part of their counseling, helping them explore and express their feelings in healthy and creative ways. Art supplies were provided with a grant from The Remsberg Family Fund. 

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