Community Foundation Presents FY2016 Grants to Area Nonprofits Totaling $479,881.63

FREDERICK, MD – December 9, 2015: During its recent FY2016 strategic and impact grantsmaking cycle, The Community Foundation of Frederick County provided $479,881.63 to 48 area nonprofits dedicated to improving lives and enhancing Frederick County. These grants include the Community Foundation's Strategic Grants supporting the areas of children and youth, health needs, and basic human needs.

The Community Foundation is a leading source of grant funding in Frederick County. Grants supporting the arts, legal aid, historic preservation, agriculture, health and human services, education, cultural understanding, animal welfare, scholarships and other civic causes are provided annually to a wide range of nonprofits who apply through the online grant application process.

"There are many generous donors who make these grants possible," said Elizabeth Y. Day, Community Foundation President and CEO. "Without their support, this annual grantsmaking would not be possible. The positive impact created by these grants makes a real difference in the lives of countless people in Frederick County."

Strategic grant funding supporting school readiness was provided to:

Family Partnership of Frederick County: $45,000 for Bright Futures program.

Frederick County Developmental Center: $14,784 for pre-school readiness program.

Frederick County Judy Center: $8,000 for pre-school readiness program.

Mental Health Association of Frederick County: $15,000 for Healthy Families program.

YMCA of Frederick County: $22,000 for early childhood development classroom materials.

Strategic grant funding supporting health needs was provided to:
Frederick Community Action Agency: $15,000 for primary health care services for low income residents and $15,000 for school-based health care.

Lions Club of Frederick: $5,000 for vision care program for low income residents.

Mental Health Association of Frederick County: $24,000 for counseling services.

Mission of Mercy: $5,000 for dental care and $8,000 for medication services for low income residents.

The Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs: $25,000 for dental care direct services and $10,000 for prescription assistance program.

Seton Center: $20,000 for DePaul Dental Program direct services.

Trinity Pastoral Counseling Center: $10,000 for counseling services.

The Wells House, Inc. @ Gale Recovery: $19,820 for behavioral counseling services.

Strategic grant funding supporting basic human needs was provided to:

Advocates for Homeless Families: $15,000 for partial case manager salaries.

Frederick Rescue Mission: $20,000 for partial case manager salaries.

Heartly House: $2,500 for rental assistance.

Main Street Housing: $2,500 for affordable housing.

The Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs: $20,000 for housing placement services.

The Wells House, Inc. @ Gale Recovery: $12,540 for housing counseling and placement.

Grants from The Animal Care Field of Interest Fund were provided to:

Days End Farm Horse Rescue: $1,000 for neglected animal care.

Tip Me Frederick: $1,117 for feline rabies clinic.

Grants from The Bar Association of Frederick County Justice for All Fund were provided to:

The Legal Aid Bureau: $7,500 for legal services for Frederick County residents.

Mental Health Association of Frederick County: $7,500 for court appointed special advocates partial salaries.

Grants from The Brunswick Area Fund were provided to:

Brunswick Middle School PTO: $900 for Spirit of America Day, $275 for American Math Contest 8 and $286 for enrichment programs.

YMCA of Frederick County: $956.75 for sports equipment.

A grant from The Educational Enrichment Field of Interest Fund was provided to:

Frederick County Public Schools: $635.58 for Teamlink Incentive Program.

A grant from The Elder/Senior Care Field of Interest Fund was provided to:

Thurmont Senior Center: $3,011.20 for lunch subsidies for seniors.

A grant from The Frederick County AIDS/HIV Education and Services Fund was provided to:

The Frederick Center: $1,580 for HIV Test Kit distribution

Grants from The Frederick Keys Care Fund were provided to:

Advocates for Homeless Families: $1,000 to support activities for homeless youth.

Blessings in a Backpack: $2,000 to provide food for students at Monocacy Elementary School.

Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County: $1,000 for teen programs.

Families Plus: $1,500 for Safe Kids program.

Heartly House: $1,500 to support the family trauma group.

Housing Authority of the City of Frederick: $2,000 for teen leadership and development programs.

YMCA of Frederick County: $1,000 for sports equipment.

A grant from The Historic Preservation Field of Interest Fund was provided to:

The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center: $267.00 for archival supplies.

A grant from The Sharon I. Hooper Fund for Children was provided to:

Patty Pollatos Fund: $14,392.41 to provide assistance to families of children with cancer.

A grant from The Charles V. and Louise D. Main Endowment Fund was provided to:

Calvary United Methodist Church: $9,099.12 for Calvary Weekday School scholarships.

Grants from The John L. and Lucille H. Ponton Charitable Fund were provided to:

Patty Pollatos Fund: $9,000 for assisting children who have parents with cancer, or have lost parents to cancer.

Hospice of Frederick County: $7,000 to support Camp Jamie.

A grant from The Nonprofit Support Field of Interest Fund was provided to:

The Frederick Children's Chorus: $300 for member recruitment.

A grant from The Performing Arts Field of Interest Fund was provided to:

Brunswick Middle School PTO: $579 to support the school musical production.

A grant from The Persons with Disabilities Field of Interest Fund was provided to:

The Arc of Frederick County: $931 for a Hoyer lift.

Grants from The Transportation Field of Interest Fund were provided to:

Partners in Care: $250 for insurance for volunteers.

Second Chances Garage: $257.45 for automobile tool purchase.

A grant from the Visual Arts Field of Interest Fund was provided to:

Community Living: $450 for 3Doodler and accessories.

Grants from the combined unrestricted funds of The Mr. & Mrs. Ernest W. Ausherman Fund, The BB&T Unrestricted Endowment Fund, The Sam & Joan Barrick Fund, The J. Milton Brunk Memorial Endowment Fund, The Community Memorial Fund, The Lester and Dorothy Dudrow Fund, The C. Lester and Dorothy Dudrow Fund, The Frederick Brick Works, Inc. Fund, The Frederick County Developers, Inc. Fund, The Frederick Mutual Insurance Company Endowment Fund, The Mr. and Mrs. Guy E. Kelly Fund, The Don Linton Family Fund, The Mr. & Mrs. Charles V. Main Fund, Nancy's Charitable Fund, The W. Jerome Offutt Family Fund, The Peter H. and Lorraine Plamondon Fund, The John L. and Lucille H. Ponton Endowment Fund, The Edwin F. Nikirk Family Fund, The Mr. and Mrs. Myron W. Randall Fund, The Millard Milburn Rice and Mabel Long Rice Family Trust, The General Clair Wayne Shisler Endowment Fund, The F. Lawrence and Shirley J. Silbernagel Endowment Fund, The Klare S. Sunderland Fund, The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Thomas Unrestricted Endowment Fund, The Mr. and Mrs. Norman E. Waltz Fund, The Lynne Marie Warner Memorial Fund, The De Willard Family Fund, The Bob and Becky Windsor Fund, and The Jean Wright Memorial Fund were presented to:

The Arc of Frederick County: $2,750 for music and speech therapy services for clients.

Blessings in a Backpack: $5,000 to provide food for students at Walkersville Elementary School and $4,200 to provide food for Pre-K students at Orchard Grove Elementary.

Boys and Girls Club of Frederick County: $3,750 for program scholarships.

Care Net Pregnancy Center of Frederick: $1,687.37 car seats for children.

The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center: $1,815 for new kiln for ceramics classes.

Easels in Frederick: $3,800 for youth plein air workshop.

Frederick County Public Schools: $725.75 for sheet music.

Frederick Rescue Mission: $11,520 for metal wardrobes in dorm area of facility; $8,860 for collapsible metal tables for dining room; $1,500 for commercial fryer for kitchen.

Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital: $3,000 to support The Young Leaders Program.

Heartly House: $10,000 for SAFE Advocate Support program.

Literacy Council of Frederick County: $1,788 for security system enhancement.

Main Street Housing: $2,500 for affordable housing program.

Maryland Food Bank: $5,000 for senior pantry program.

Mission of Mercy: $10,000 for men's chronic illness care.

Second Chances Garage: $3,240 for web site re-design and $1,314 for AutoShop software.

Thurmont Senior Center: $8,000 for coordinator assistance.

As a leader in grant and scholarship funding, The Community Foundation of Frederick County has given back more than $43 million to the community since 1986.

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