Community Foundation Responsive Grants

Community Foundation of Washington County Maryland

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Anticipated deadline: Nov 14, 2020 8:59pm PST

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Washington County, Maryland

Location of residency: Washington County, Maryland

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About this funder:



The Community Foundation of Washington County, MD was established as a permanent and growing philanthropic vehicle for charitably minded people and corporations to contribute financial resources that enrich the community’s quality of life. Income from our various funds offers financial support, in the form of grants, allowing us to meet current needs and prepare for the future. We support a wide-range of qualified nonprofit organizations and causes, primarily in Washington County, Maryland. Our grant making objectives:

  • Support creative, focused, results-oriented responses to existing or emerging community challenges 
  • Reward efforts that recognize and build on community strengths and assets
  • Improve the effectiveness and build the capacity of Washington County’s nonprofit organizations
  • Facilitate cooperation and collaboration among community organizations

Community Foundation Responsive Grants

This year’s grants focus on the development of a stronger community through high impact programs and initiatives within the following areas: family stability, including all stages of life, financial literacy, employment, mental health, and basic needs; Youth Development with a focus on mentoring, school readiness, and advocacy; Arts, recreation and educational opportunities for our youth and the underserved.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Applicant organizations must be based in and primarily serving Washington County, Maryland, and have a current 501(c) (3) determination from the IRS.
  • Organizations may apply for funding for more than one program; however, each program requires a separate grant application


  • The Community Foundation of Washington County MD does not fund endowment growth or capital campaigns.
    • Grant requests for operating funds may be considered on a case by case basis provided the applicant organization makes a compelling case for such funding.
  • What We Do Not Fund: The Community Foundation usually will NOT approve grant requests for:
    • Funding annual operating expenses
    • Endowment campaigns
    • Projects that would ordinarily receive public tax support
    • Sectarian religious programs
    • Political activities or organizations
    • Special fundraising events/celebration functions
    • Scholarships or financial assistance for grades K-12
    • Deficit retirement
    • Capital campaigns
    • Any organization whose board of directors or programs are not primarily based in Washington County, MD