Capacity Building Grant Updates

Capacity Building Grants assist nonprofits in achieving new levels of effectiveness. Our purpose is to strengthen the leadership and management of Frederick County’s nonprofit organizations by helping them build systems and find resources such as consultants to facilitate the organization’s progress in achieving the goals.

2020 Capacity Building Cycle 1 Awards

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YMCA Of Frederick County

A $25,000 Capacity Building Grant was awarded to the YMCA of Frederick County to fund the implementation and conversion of a new software system. The new system helped to streamline membership, fundraising, and other critical areas of business.

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Blessings In A Backpack

A $25,000 Capacity Building Grant was awarded to Blessings In A Backpack to build a sustainability plan to expand growth over the upcoming years. Expansion could include increasing the number of schools to feed additional students.

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Marriage Resource Center

A $7,500 Capacity Building Grant was awarded to the Marriage Resource Center to fund executive coaching and leadership development. This will provide framework for long-term organizational effectiveness and help build a strong foundation to move the organization forward. 

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Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County

A $10,000 Capacity Building Grant was awarded to the Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County to fund strategic planning. Strategic planning will help the group to evaluate existing efforts and implement a future direction with the goal of enabling all youth to reach their full potential as responsible, productive, caring citizens.

2020 Capacity Building Cycle 2 Canceled

Due to additional resources needed by nonprofits during the COVID-19 crisis, the Trustees have opted to redirect funding from Cycle 2 of the 2020 Capacity Building Grants to support COVID-19 related requests.

The 2021 Capacity Building Grant Cycle 1 will open December 1, 2020. Please contact us with questions.

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