Community Foundation Responsive Grants

Community Foundation of Washington County Maryland

Grant amount: Up to US $130,000

Deadline: Nov 15, 2018 1:00pm PST

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Washington County, Maryland

Location of residency: Preferred: Washington County, Maryland Other eligible locations: United States

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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

Each year, we direct Community Foundation Grants to programs and activities addressing the areas of greatest need. For 2017, our grants committee established the following funding statement:

"The Community Foundation’s Responsive Grants will focus on the development of a stronger community through programs related to youth development with an emphasis on poverty, mental health, education and family stability."

We review each application for completeness, clarity and eligibility. Then the Foundation’s Grants Committee evaluates the applications and directs grant money to specific nonprofit organizations with final approval from the board of trustees.

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  • Any organization interested in applying for a grant must have attended at least one of the “Community Foundation as a Financial Partner” workshops. 
  •  Qualified nonprofit organizations and causes, primarily in Washington County, Maryland


  • What We Do Not Fund
    • 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

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