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.

FY18 Grant Application Cycles

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

Impact Grants: The application period is August 15 through September 15, 2017. 

Grants are provided from unrestricted and field of interest funds with specific fund purposes (primarily, but not exclusively focused on Frederick County). Applicants are required to explain how their project matches the purpose of the fund. 

The complete list of field-of-interest funds and other grant information can be found below. 

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.

Helpful Documents:

Strategic Grants: The application closed August 15, 2017. Grant applicants will be notified of the status of their request in late September.


FY17 Grantees:

Use the form below to request grant reimbursement payments for FY17 grants.


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

grantee portal



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