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COVID-19 Philanthropic Funders Collaborative Releases Video

COVID-19 Philanthropic Funders Collaborative Releases Video

The COVID-19 Philanthropic Funders Collaborative released a new video showcasing the work funded by the group and community members serving on the front lines. The Collaborative consists of the Community Foundation of Frederick County, Delaplaine Foundation, Inc., The...

Resilient Nonprofits During Challenging Times

Resilient Nonprofits During Challenging Times

We are pleased to present the work of our resilient nonprofits over the last few months despite the impact of COVID-19 on their clients and operations. Check out new project and programming announcements, successes and achievements as they faced COVID-19, and unique...

Food Coordination with Frederick Rescue Mission

Food Coordination with Frederick Rescue Mission

Frederick Rescue Mission volunteers prepare items in the distribution hub for food delivery programs.Food insecurity was identified as one of the most critical needs during the COVID-19 Crisis. A $50,000 General Grant was awarded to the Frederick Rescue Mission to...

South Street Mural

South Street Mural

New mural at 201 S Market Street by artist Gera Lozano. Photo Credit: Bill Adkins A new piece of public art has been added to Downtown Frederick. The vibrant mural at 201 South Market Street was completed by artist Gera Lozano featuring images of flowers and nature....

Downtown Safety and Services Initiative Committee Successes to Date

Downtown Safety and Services Initiative Committee Successes to Date

The Downtown Safety and Services Initiative (“The Initiative”) was born out of the community and is comprised of several committees that were created based upon the needs and priorities identified by community stakeholders. Committees are chaired by community leaders...

Phoenix Foundation Recovery High School Construction

Phoenix Foundation Recovery High School Construction

Maryland's only recovery high school, The Phoenix Foundation of Maryland, is now located at 117 East Church Street in downtown Frederick. This nonprofit organization serves those affected by alcoholism and drug addiction. The Phoenix Foundation of Maryland is...

Student Homelessness Initiative Partnership Awarded Focus Grant

Student Homelessness Initiative Partnership Awarded Focus Grant

Ausherman Family Foundation supported the Student Homelessness Initiative Partnership (SHIP) of Frederick County with a $300,000 Focus Grant to support the THRIVE! Host Home Network program. Goals of the funding are to enroll more youth and increase the number of...

Emmitsburg Pool Mural Completed

Emmitsburg Pool Mural Completed

New mural at Emmitsburg Community Pool by Tim Knepp. We are pleased to announce the new mural project kicked at the Emmitsburg Community Pool is complete! The artist, Tim Knepp, created bright artwork to welcome guests as they enter through the Pool House. One of...

Capacity Building Grant Updates

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...

Ausherman Family Foundation COVID-19 Funding

Ausherman Family Foundation COVID-19 Funding

Through the COVID-19 Philanthropic Funders Collaborative over $1 million in grants has been award to 65 nonprofits in Frederick County. The local funding community has come together to support Frederick County nonprofits that directly help those adversely affected by...

COVID-19: How To Give Back Locally

COVID-19: How To Give Back Locally

Through COVID-19, many people are interested in giving back directly to their local community. There are several opportunities to donate or volunteer in your neighborhood through food banks, churches, drop off locations, and more. Please see the list below for a...