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.

FY2017 Grant Application Cycles

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

Strategic Grants: The application period has closed. Organizations applying for strategic grants will be notified in early October.

Impact Grants: The application period has closed.Organizations applying for impact grants will be notified in early November.


Grant application periods will be posted on this page. Please check periodically for grant opportunities.
General grant application information:

To be eligible to apply, organizations must certify it is 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.

Please review the following documents:


Grantees - Apply here or access your account by clicking on the button below:

grantee portal



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