The amount totals over $353,000.
Frederick, Md. (KM) The Community Foundation of Frederick County has awarded at total of $353,479.95 to 48 non-profits in the area. The agency says these grants support projects and initiatives which improve and enhance the lives of Frederick County residents.
“It is a big deal. And in fact, this is the second discretionary grant cycle the Community Foundation has every year,”: says Betsy Day, the President and CEO of the Community Foundation.
She says these grants are awarded to non-profits which provide direct services to their clients. “And some of the grants go to support health and human service, the arts, animal well being, ag in the classroom, all kinds of different programs,” says Day.
Non-profits which received these grants made application sometime between August 15th and September 15th of this year. As with any grant program, Day says there’s often a lot of applications, but not enough funds to go around. “There’s always more requests then there are fund available,” she says. “While it’s frustrating, it’s also fulfilling to know that more people are supporting financially our various funds and our fundraising and grant making efforts.”
The non profits which received Impact Grants this year from the Community Foundation are:
The AG-C.I.T.E. Fund:
$1,660.58 to University of Maryland for AgOlympics 2024.
The Animal Care Field of Interest Fund:
$1,363.93 to Animal Welfare League of Frederick County for the Friends Helping Felines foster support program.
The William and Hettie Ballweber Fund:
$3,046.18 to Animal Welfare League of Frederick County for the senior dog foster and adoption program.
The William E. Barnhart Memorial Fund:
$22,646.36 to Asian American Center of Frederick for The William E. Barnhart Memorial Fund cancer assistance project.
$11,460.00 to Brook Hill United Methodist Church for medical care for two individuals in need.
The Brunswick Area Fund:
$2,585.92 to SHIP of Frederick County to support Brunswick youth enrolled in the New Horizons program.
The Major Dan Campbell Veteran Services Fund:
$760.57 to Mission of Mercy, Inc. for medical and dental care for veterans in Maryland.
The Lewis I. and Catherine L. Clark Memorial Fund:
$5,000.00 to Mission of Mercy, Inc. for medical and dental care for patients with diabetes and/or heart disease.
$1,569.27 to Brook Hill United Methodist Church for medical care for an individual in need.
The Compofelice Family Fund for Building Trades:
$7,007.80 to FCPS Career and Technology Center for the construction trades students support fund.
The Mary Gregg Cornish Memorial Fund:
$3,121.05 to Frederick Health for the Community Resource Garden at Frederick Village.
The Dan Crozier Music Trust Fund:
$1,500.00 to Frederick County Public Schools for a new cello for the Gov. Thomas Johnson High School orchestra.
$1,010.00 to Frederick Regional Youth Orchestra for music for Symphonia and Philharmonic.
$2,240.00 to The Phoenix Foundation of Maryland for music enrichment for students in recovery.
The Robert L. De Lauter Youth Mentoring Fund:
$1,000.00 to I Believe in Me, Inc. to support the at-risk youth mentoring program.
The Don’t Just Stand There, DO SOMETHING Fund:
$1,603.05 to SHIP of Frederick County for the Thrive Housing Network.
The Easels in Frederick Fund:
$1,500.00 to Stella’s Girls, Inc. for the ArtScape youth art program.
$3,036.67 to Story Tapestries, Inc. for the Write Your Story youth art program.
The Educational Enrichment Field of Interest Fund:
$883.80 to Stella’s Girls, Inc. for the Empowering Youth mentoring program.
The England Family Fund:
$729.48 to Brook Hill United Methodist Church for the Food4Kids program.
The Enhancing Agriculture Field of Interest Fund:
$715.17 to February Star Sanctuary to support the Kids’ Horse & Farm Camp.
The Environmental Preservation Field of Interest Fund:
$742.25 to Mid-Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts to support the Frederick Watershed trails annual clean-up project.
The John and Annabelle Eyler Fund for Persons with Disabilities:
$1,107.26 to YMCA of Frederick County to support the Fit and Fun program for persons with intellectual disabilities.
The Feline Welfare Fund:
$1,798.76 to February Star Sanctuary for the Trap-Neuter-Return/Re-home Program.
The Rhema H. Fogle Memorial Endowment Fund:
$6,551.58 to American Red Cross for disaster relief services to Frederick County residents, families and children.
The Frederick Jaycees Fund:
$1,467.41 to Global Necessity Corporation for accounting and client management software.
The Good Neighbor Fund for Seniors:
$6,573.08 to Brook Hill United Methodist Church for dental surgery and other support for an individual in need.
The Grove Foundation Fund:
$2,500.00 to City of Frederick, Dept. of Housing and Human Services for behavioral health services for Maryland’s military veterans.
The Health Fund for Frederick County Youth:
$30,000.00 to Asian American Center of Frederick to support children with catastrophic medical needs.
$2,941.50 to Brook Hill United Methodist Church to purchase a Hi-Lo activity chair for an individual in need.
$5,875.93 to Eliana’s Light for an adaptive vehicle to transport a child.
$500.00 to Frederick County Infants and Toddlers Program for rental assistance for client and $2,115.13 to purchase a pod chair for a child.
$23,920.00 to Frederick County Public Schools to support applied behavior analysis therapy for nonverbal severely autistic child.
The Historic Preservation Field of Interest Fund:
$655.53 to Carroll Manor Fire Company for grange repairs.
The Sharon I. Hooper Fund for Children:
$810.00 to Brook Hill United Methodist Church to purchase a guided hands mobile arm for an individual in need.
$2,952.58 to Care Net Pregnancy Center of Frederick for essential support for the children’s program.
$5,201.74 to Each 1 Teach 1, Inc. to support the yoga-based social emotional learning program.
$2,952.58 to The Delaplaine Arts Center for the purchase of art kits.
$2,952.58 to Transformative Arts Project, Inc. for the Photovoice youth empowerment project.
$2,000.00 to Weinberg Center for the Arts for the Families Need Fun program.
The Human Services Field of Interest Fund:
$734.26 to Global Necessity Corporation for work attire to support reentry clients rejoining the workforce.
The Job Training and Skills Development Field of Interest Fund:
$1,518.05 to Literacy Council of Frederick County for supporting workplace literacy for hospitality workers.
The William O. Lee, Jr. and Family Endowment Fund:
$671.29 to AARCH for museum management software renewal.
The Stephen LeRoux Memorial Fund:
$1,000.00 to Spanish Speaking Community of MD, Inc. for the Critical Legal Intervention program.
The Charles V. and Louise D. Main Endowment Fund:
$9,857.40 to Calvary United Methodist Church for the Sleep in Heavenly Peace ministry.
The Malamet Family Fund:
$3,490.00 to City of Frederick, Dept. of Housing and Human Services for substance use disorder support services for Frederick residents.
$510.00 to The Phoenix Foundation of Maryland to purchase recovery books for Phoenix Academy adolescents.
The Nonprofit Support Field of Interest Fund:
$561.03 to Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County for transportation costs.
The Addie B. Null Health Care Fund:
$2,570.17 to YMCA of Frederick County for the Rock Steady Boxing program for people with Parkinson’s disease.
The Performing Arts Field of Interest Fund:
$717.91 to YMCA of Frederick County for scholarships for the dance program.
The Persons with Disabilities Field of Interest Fund:
$1,091.40 to Brook Hill United Methodist Church for an attendant driven wheelchair for an individual in need.
The John L. and Lucille H. Ponton Charitable Fund:
$50,000.00 to Frederick Health Hospice for Camp Jamie.
$7,500.00 to Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic for local wish granting.
The Pritchett Family Foundation Fund:
$1,000.00 to Frederick County 4H Therapeutic Riding Program, Inc. for program equipment in support of the programming for youth with disabilities.
$1,000.00 to February Star Sanctuary to provide therapeutic programming for youth with disabilities.
The Recreation Field of Interest Fund:
$624.44 to The Banner School for the purchase of a mud kitchen for preschool, kindergarten, and primary school students.
The Refugee Support Fund:
$750.00 to Trinity United Methodist Church for food and supplies for refugees.
The Remsberg Family Fund:
$819.02 to Housing Authority of the City of Frederick to assist in removing language barriers to mental health support.
$2,500.00 to Mission of Mercy, Inc. to provide medications to uninsured and underinsured individuals.
The Rosebud Frederick Senior Support Fund:
$1,000.00 to Maryland Ensemble Theatre for MET Generations, an educational program in the performing arts for senior citizens.
$645.29 to Lions Club of Frederick for vision care assistance for senior citizens.
The Secret Santa Fund:
$1,470.09 to Brook Hill United Methodist Church to purchase support equipment for an individual in need.
The Robert and Carol Sharpe Fund:
$553.68 to Animal Welfare League of Frederick County for the feline foster program.
The Dr. George and Carolyn Smith Fund:
$570.85 to Maryland Ensemble Theatre for summer showtime.
The John C. Summers Fund:
$500.00 to Frederick County Infants and Toddlers Program for utility support for client.
The Roger Brooke Taney House Endowment Fund:
$2,760.00 to Heritage Frederick for brick wall restoration.
$4,040.51 to Carroll Manor Fire Company for bell tower maintenance.
The Alvin F. Tesmer and John J. Hayes Veterans Memorial Fund:
$1.000.00 to Brook Hill United Methodist Church for youth group health and safety repair projects at homes of veterans.
The Earlene H. and Henry J. Sr. Thornton Fund for Educational Professionals:
$500.00 to Story Tapestries, Inc. for professional development workshops for early childhood educators at the YMCA in evidence-based arts-centered programming.
The Transportation Field of Interest Fund:
$1,061.68 to I Believe In Me, Inc. for transportation of youth participating in the mentoring program.
The Mildred B. Trevvett Music Education Fund:
$1,012.38 to Maryland Symphony Orchestra for middle school students playing string instruments.
The Libby Hough Van Winkle Children’s Fund:
$1,792.62 to The Frederick Center in support of vulnerable LGBTQ+ youth.
The Edgar and Geraldine Virts Memorial Fund:
$2,565.29 to Brook Hill United Methodist Church to purchase a power wheelchair and equipment for an individual in need.
$600.00 to Maryland Deaf Community Center for a presentation on Alzheimer’s for the hearing-impaired community.
The Martha Murphy Virts Memorial Fund:
$3,711.72 to Thurmont Senior Center, Inc. for a handicap door entrance.
The Visual Arts Field of Interest Fund:
$760.38 to YMCA of Frederick County for gallery assistant internship program.
The Kevin R. and Sara J. Wade Special Needs Fund:
$10,000.00 to A Mother’s Rest Charitable Respite Foundation for the Terrace Guest House caregiver respite inn.
$12,050.37 to Brook Hill United Methodist Church for housing, transportation, equipment for two individuals in need.
$10,993.07 to Eliana’s Light for an adaptive vehicle to transport a child.
$9,979.54 to Frederick County Infants and Toddlers Program for rental and housing assistance for clients.
$7,500.00 to Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic for local wish granting.
$2,500.00 to Variety – the Children’s Charity of the National Capital Region for emergency grants for parents of children with mobility disabilities.
The Dr. Larry J. Warner Fund:
$1,000.00 to Literacy Council of Frederick County, Inc. to support programs for adult English language learners.
The Florence Zahler Memorial Cancer Support Fund:
$9,939.77 to Frederick Health to utilize ProMotion fitness for ALICE cancer survivors.
Any non-profit organization which applied this year and didn’t receive an impact grant can make application next year. The days to apply each year are August 15th through September 15th. “Because that way people can plan, non-profits can anticipate what they will be requesting, and we also know that’s the time we have to recruit volunteers to sit on the grants committee,,” Day says.
For more information on how the Community Foundation impacts Frederick County, visit www.FrederickCountyGives.org.
By Kevin McManus