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 sponsorship, 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.

FY17 Grant Application Cycles

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

Rolling Grants: The application period is November 15, 2016 through June 1, 2017, or until funds are exhausted. Organizations applying for rolling grants will be notified within 45 days of their application.

Strategic Grants: The application period was July 15 through August 15, 2016 and is now closed. Organizations applying for strategic grants were notified in early October.

Impact Grants: The application period was August 15 through September 15, 2016 and is now closed. Organizations applying for impact grants were notified in early November.


General grant application information:

To be eligible to apply, organizations must be 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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