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Funding is available to organizations with projects that focus specifically on promoting self-sufficiency for women and the people for whom they are responsible.

In May 2023, our Grants Committee selected 22 local nonprofits serving women in Frederick County to receive a total of $270,000 in grant awards. See our Grant History page for our full list of grant awards.

The 2024 grant application period will be open January 25 - February 22

Register for January 23 Virtual Training (11:30 am - 1:00 pm)  by Monday, 1/22/24 to to receive a link to the virtual meeting.

Application link will be activated on January 25, 2024

Questions?  Send email to


The online application is administered by the Community Foundation using the Foundant grant application software. Applicants are encouraged to review all available material on this page for guidance on developing their applications. 


For help in accessing and competing the online application, see the resources and tutorials shown below. 



Organizations that have applied for funding through the Community Foundation or the Women’s Giving Circle in the past will use their existing online account.


Preview the 2024 Grant Application (coming soon)

Community Foundation Financial Statement Form

Community Foundation Sample Budget

Community Foundation Grant Seeker Guidebook


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