The Community Foundation awards grants each year that create positive and lasting impact throughout Frederick County. Grants are awarded from our strategic, designated, unrestricted, donor-advised, fiscal sponsorship, field of interest, and agency funds and support civic and cultural organizations, the arts, educational programs, environmental causes, elder care services, faith-based organizations, health and human service agencies, historic preservation initiatives, and youth programs and projects.

Click HERE to read more about strategic grants supporting the areas of affordable health care, housing and homelessness and school-readiness for children.

Grant Application Cycles

The Community Foundation administers grants to organizations providing direct benefits to Frederick County, Maryland.

Strategic Grants: This application closed August 15, 2017.  Check back in May 2018 for information on the next grant cycle.

Impact Grants: This application closed September 15, 2017. Applicants will be notified of the status of their request in late October. 

General grant application information:

To be eligible to apply, organizations must be one of the following:

  • a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
  • a government agency applying for an extraordinary project that is not funded by tax revenue
  • a religious organization requesting funding for non-sectarian activities
  • a civic group that is not a 501(c)(3) requesting funding for a community cause.

Helpful Documents for Applicants and Grantees:


What grants are currently available? Click HERE to preview all grants and obtain details.


Grantees - Access your account by clicking on the button below:

grantee portal



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