The Community Foundation awards grants each year that create positive and lasting impact throughout Frederick County. Grants are awarded from our strategic, restricted, 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.


The system will be off-line on Friday, March 6, 2015 beginning at 8:30 p.m. EST. It is expected to be available again at approximately 12 noon EST on Saturday, March 7, 2015.

The Community Foundation's grant application software vendor is upgrading the system during the times noted above, making the system temporarily unavailable. The upgrade will not affect your account or any applications or reimbursement forms currently in draft mode.

We appreciate your patience as system improvements are implemented.

NEW! Women's Giving Circle 2015 Grant Application

The Women's Giving Circle 2015 grant application opens February 2, 2015 and closes March 15, 2015. For more information, please visit the Women's Giving Circle grants web page.

All applicants should read the following documents:


 NEW! 2015 Urban Gardens Grant Application

The Urban Gardens grant application opens February 9, 2015 and closes March 9, 2015. The grant is funded by The Don Dougherty and Linda Moran Fund. The grant supports the creation or restoration of an existing garden and must incorporate native, edible, and perennial plants for year-round enjoyment, with an area for reflection and relaxation.

The grant applicaton can be accessed by clicking HERE.

 Rolling Grants 

All applications must be submitted online (see link below each fund). No paper applications are accepted. Grants will be available until distributed in full, or through June 30, 2015.

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 not reimbursed or covered through health insurance. 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.

Click HERE to apply.


ALL FY15 GRANTEES: Click HERE to access your online account and request reimbursement.

FY15 Payment Request Forms:

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

FY15 Designated Grant Payment Request Form - click here.
FY15 Unrestricted Grant Payment Request Form - click here.

 Impact Grant Form - click HERE.



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