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

Thank you to our 2022 Grants Committee:  Mimi Galanis (chair), Mary Ratchford (co-chair), Paulette Shockey, Katy Warehime, Peg McGreevy, Catherine Mock, Meg Menke, Kristen Rowe, Lindsay Burdette, Anne Reaver,  and Angela Mayer. 


In May 2022, we selected 20 local nonprofits serving women in Frederick County to receive a total of $260,000 in grant awards. See our Grant History page for our full list of grant awards.

The 2022 grant pool is the largest in our history and we are grateful to our generous members.

Our Grant Awards Celebration will be held June 17. We hope you will join us.


The 2023 grant application period will open in mid-February, 2023.


Questions?  Send email to

Application link is active February 15 - March 15


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 2022 Grant Application

Community Foundation Financial Statement Form

Community Foundation Sample Budget

Community Foundation Reimbursement Guidelines

Community Foundation Grant Application Technical FAQ


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