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 agency, 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

FY16 Grantees - Access your account by clicking on the button below:

grantee portal


 FY15 Grantee Reimbursement Forms

These forms are for current strategic grantees who have already received grant funding from the Community Foundation.

FY15 Payment Request Forms:

Strategic Health Needs - click here.
Strategic Basic Human Needs - click here.
Strategic Children and Youth Needs - click here.

Rolling Grants  

The following grant opportunities have no deadline; the grant application is accessible until funds are depleted. Potential applicants must contact Becki DeLauter, Donor Services Associate, at 301.695.7660 before beginning the online application to verify the proposal is eligible for funding.

The Health Fund for Frederick County Youth
Grants from this fund support nonprofits providing services to Frederick County youth under age 18 who have extraordinary and/or life-threatening medical needs. Grant requests may include, but are not limited to, medical procedures, special equipment needs, or medical expenses. A letter from the youth's current medical practitioner certifying that the medical need is indeed extraordinary and/or life threatening must be submitted, along with the current diagnosis, as part of the application. Grants will not be paid directly to families or individuals, but directly to vendors and/or medical providers.

The Secret Santa Fund
Grants from this fund support nonprofits providing services to Frederick County, Maryland residents who are experiencing hardships where a small "hand-up" could positively change a dire situation. Grants are usually less than $1,500 and can only be paid directly to the qualified nonprofit applicant or approved vendors. No grants are paid directly to individuals or families.

To be eligible, the applicant must certify they are one of the following:

  • An existing 501(c)(3) organization
  • An existing government/quasi-government agency applying for an extraordinary project that is not funded by tax revenue
  • A faith-based organization requesting funding for non-sectarian activities


Click HERE to apply.

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