Strategic Grant Partners Impact Health Care, School-Readiness, and Housing

Strat Grant PartnersFREDERICK, MD – January 16, 2014: Driven by a desire to make a difference in the lives of Frederick County residents who need access to health care, those newly homeless or precariously housed, and school-readiness for children, two organizations and representatives from five donor-advised funds recently partnered with The Community Foundation of Frederick County to impact its FY2014 strategic grantsmaking in these areas.

In the area of housing and homelessness, The Frederick County Association of Realtors Charitable Community Fund provided a grant to Advocates for Homeless Families. The Frederick Giving Project Fund and The Jack V. Leishear Endowment Fund supported a grant to Frederick Rescue Mission. Grants from The Steve and PJ Barger Family Endowment Fund supported Interfaith Housing Alliance, Gale Recovery, and The Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs.

The PNC Fund provided a grant to Family Partnership’s Bright Futures II program in support of child development and school-readiness. The Mark and Susan Butt Saturday Mornings Fund grant supported C. Burr Artz Library’s science, engineering, technology and math programs, and the early child discovery zone, the YMCA of Frederick County Head Start program at Thorpewood, and Family Partnership’s Bright Futures II program.

The Robert and Ardeth Moler Fund grant was added to other funding supporting health care. Grants were made to Gale Recovery, The Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs, Seton Center, Trinity United Methodist Church, Mental Health Association of Frederick County, Lions Club of Frederick in partnership with Frederick County Health Care Coalition, Frederick Community Action Agency, and Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church.

“We are so grateful to these funding partners for adding to the Community Foundation’s strategic grantsmaking. The Community Foundation’s Grants Committee had additional monies to allocate this year, meaning that more individuals are receiving needed services for their physical and mental well-being, more children are ready for Kindergarten, and more families have housing in emergency situations,” said Elizabeth Y. Day, Community Foundation President. “These strategic areas are critical to the future of Frederick County, and the impact from FY2014 strategic grants will be greater and bolder because of the funding partner’s support.”

The Community Foundation’s strategic grantsmaking initiatives began in 2011, when a community human needs assessment was conducted by the Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance – Jacob France Institute of the University of Baltimore, with the Johns Hopkins Institute for Policy Studies, to determine the most pressing needs in Frederick County. From this report, the Community Foundation Board of Trustees analyzed the data and determined the areas in which it would focus its efforts. FY2014 is the third consecutive year of grant support in these areas. Click here for more details about the human needs assessment report and strategic grantsmaking.

Photo caption: Elizabeth Y. Day, (back row, left) Community Foundation President, meets with Strategic Funding Partners. Pictured are (back row, left to right): Michael Kurtianyk, Frederick County Association of Realtors Charitable Community Fund; Mark Butt, The Mark and Susan Butt Saturday Mornings Fund; Jack Leshier, The Jack V. Leishear Endowment Fund; Fred Genau, PNC Fund; Ashley Collier, Frederick Giving Project. Front row, left to right: Lisa Goodman, Kelly Malagari, Frederick County Association of Realtors Charitable Community Fund; Susan Butt, The Mark and Susan Butt Mornings Fund; Robert Mohler, The Robert and Ardeth Moler Fund; Sarah Hurwitz, Frederick Giving Project.

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