Strategic Grants

The Community Foundation Board of Trustees, in conjunction with the release of the Human Needs Assessment report findings in August 2011, identified three areas of focus:

  • Affordable Health Care, with emphasis on persons who are uninsured, under-insured and without financial means to pay for health care, and a secondary focus on mental health services.
  • Children's Needs, with emphasis on positively impacting services to children birth to five years of age to ensure they are ready to learn when entering Kindergarten.
  • Housing (basic human needs), with emphasis on those who are precariously housed, those who are newly homeless, and those who are transitioning from shelters and crisis situations to more permanent housing.

In September 2014, the Grants Committee provided strategic funding totaling $244,381 to the following grantees:

  • Affordable Health Care: a total of $143,831 was provided to eight nonprofits that provide health care services:Gale Recovery, Inc.
    Lions Club of Frederick
    Mental Health Association of Frederick County
    Mission of Mercy
    The Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs
    Rotary Club of Frederick, Maryland
    Seton Center
    Trinity United Methodist Church
  • Children and Youth Needs: a total of $56,0505 was provided to three nonprofits that provide programs supporting school-readiness:
    C. Burr Artz Trust
    Family Partnership of Frederick County
    YMCA of Frederick County
  • Housing (basic human needs): a total of $44,500 was provided to four nonprofits that assist the community with housing:
    Advocates for Homeless Families
    Frederick Rescue Mission
    Gale Recovery
    Heartly House

 

In November 2013, the Grants Committee provided strategic funding totaling $239,308 to the following grantees:

  • Affordable Health Care: a total of $127,307 was provided to eight nonprofits that provide health care services:
    Frederick Community Action Agency
    Gale Recovery, Inc.
    Lions Club of Frederick/Frederick County Health Care Coalition
    Mental Health Association of Frederick County
    The Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs
    Seton Center
    Trinity United Methodist Church
  • Children's Needs: a total of $65,600 was provided to four nonprofits that provide programs supporting school-readiness:
    C. Burr Artz Library
    Family Partnership of Frederick County
    Frederick County Public Schools
    YMCA of Frederick County Head Start
  • Housing (basic human needs): a total of $46,401 was provided to five nonprofits that assist the community with housing:
    Advocates for Homeless Families
    Frederick Rescue Mission
    Gale Recovery
    Interfaith Housing Alliance
    The Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs

 

In November 2012, the Grants Committee provided strategic funding totaling $219,000 to the following grantees:

  • Affordable Health Care: a total of $118,375 was provided to six nonprofits that provide health care services:
    Frederick Community Action Agency
    Frederick County Health Care Coalition
    Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church
    The Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs
    Seton Center
    Way Station
  • Children's Needs: a total of $50,625 was provided to five nonprofits that provide programs supporting school-readiness:
    The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center
    Family Partnership of Frederick County
    Frederick County Public Schools - Lucas Village
    Mental Health Association of Frederick County
    YMCA of Frederick County Head Start
  • Housing (basic human needs): a total of $50,000 was provided to six nonprofits that assist the community with housing:
    Advocates for Homeless Families
    Frederick Rescue Mission
    Hope Alive
    Interfaith Housing Alliance
    Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church
    The Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs

 

In November 2011, the Grants Committee provided strategic funding totaling $185,617 to the following grantees:

  • Affordable Health Care: a total of $121,443 was provided to seven nonprofits that provide health care services:
    Catoctin Community Medical Fund of the Thurmont Ministerium
    Frederick County Health Care Coalition
    Mental Health Management Agency
    Mission of Mercy, Inc.
    Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church
    Seton Center, Inc.
    Way Station, Inc.
  • Children's Needs: a total of $24,174 was provided to one nonprofit in support of the Head Start program:
    The YMCA of Frederick County
  • Housing (basic human needs): a total of $40,000 was provided to four nonprofits that assist the community with housing:
    Advocates for Homeless Families
    Hope Alive, Inc.
    Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church
    The Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs

In addition, the Board of Trustees created three new community funds to support each of these strategic grant areas:

Tax deductible gifts to these funds are accepted at any time. Click on the fund name for an online payment option. Checks may also be mailed to the Community Foundation office at 312 East Church Street, Frederick, MD 21701.

The next strategic grants will be made in the fall of 2015. For more information about the grant application process, visit the Grants section of this website.

Details about the study can be found in the Human Needs Assessment Executive Summary and the complete Human Needs Assessment Report. Links to both documents are below.

This project would not have been possible without our funding partners. Because of their commitment to creating positive and lasting change in Frederick County, this project has come to fruition.

 

Human Needs Assessment Executive Summary PDF document- Click HERE to download

Human Needs Assessment Full Report PDF Document - Click HERE to download

 

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