Women's Giving Circle Provides $150K in Grants to Area Nonprofits

FREDERICK, MD – July 8, 2016: The Women’s Giving Circle of Frederick County announces that 25 grants totaling $150,000 have been presented to 17 area WGC 2016 grantees.smallnonprofits serving women and children. The grants were presented during the 10th annual tea held in June. The Women’s Giving Circle of Frederick County Fund is one of more than 675 component funds of The Community Foundation of Frederick County.

The new grants bring the Women’s Giving Circle grant total to just over $1 million since the first grants were provided in 2006 in support of its mission to provide programs and services promoting self-sufficiency for women and those who depend on them. The 275+ member organization welcomes new people at any time. To learn more, visit www.womensgivingcircleoffred.org.

“It is very exciting the Women’s Giving Circle was able to respond to the needs of women and their children in our community by providing these grants,” said Sharon Kuebbing, Grants Committee Chair. “The grants address critical needs such as shelter, dental care, transportation, substance abuse counseling, employment counseling, literacy, parenting skills, and more.”

The following nonprofits received grants:

Advocates for Homeless Families received a $4,000 grant to provide childcare assistance and/or transportation for transitional housing program residents, a $2,500 grant to support transitional housing case manager salaries, and a $500 grant for its healthy food and cooking skills program.

The Arc of Frederick County received a $2,120 grant in support of health and nutrition education for the developmentally disabled.

Asian American Center of Frederick received a $7,500 grant in support of its Family Wellness Circle Program for immigrant and minority women.

Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership received a $2,000 grant to provide two Frederick Community College scholarships to caregivers of children whose lives have been affected by an incarcerated parent.

Care Net Pregnancy Center of Frederick received a $1,230 grant to supply 19 new car seats to female clients of its “Earn While You Learn” program, as well as walk-in clients.

The Federated Charities Corporation of Frederick received a $1,200 grant to purchase knee scooters to be loaned to women after surgery or injury.

Frederick Community College Foundation received a $7,000 grant for the Allied Health Academy to provide transportation and childcare assistance to women in the allied health program, and a $7,500 grant for Project Forward Step to provide transportation and childcare assistance to returning adult students.

Housing Authority of the City of Frederick received a $8,000 grant in support of the RISE mentoring program to help women secure employment, and a $8,000 grant in support of women entering the workforce to provide child care, transportation, books, and supplies.

Interfaith Housing Alliance received a $9,000 grant in support of its Self Sufficiency Counseling initiative that teaches women effective financial management.

Literacy Council of Frederick County, Inc. received a $4,300 grant to provide textbooks to women to improve proficiency in English and improve employment opportunities.

Marriage Resource Center of Frederick County received a $3,000 grant in support of its Families Stepping Up to the Plate program for single mothers.

Mental Health Association of Frederick County received a $8,000 grant in support its Parent Coach program, and a $8,000 grant in support of its Healthy Families Frederick program.

Mission of Mercy, Inc. received a $7,500 grant in support of dental services for women, and a $7,500 grant to provide medications for women.

The Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs received a $10,000 grant for eviction and utility interruption prevention for women and their families, and a $10,000 grant in support of the Family Emergency Shelter program for homeless women with children.

Second Chances Garage received a $5,000 grant in support of the low-cost vehicle repair program for women, and a $7,500 grant to provide refurbished vehicles for women.

Wells House at Gale Recovery received a $9,000 grant in support of drug and alcohol recovery and employment services for women.

Woman to Woman Mentoring, Inc. received a $9,650 grant in support of its workshop costs for female program mentees.

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