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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.

Thank you to our 2023 Grants Committee:  Mimi Galanis (Chair), Peg McGreevy (Co-Chair), Paulette Shockey, Katy Warehime,  Catherine Mock, Meg Menke, Kristen Rowe, Angela Mayer, Billie Homberg, Brigitte Farrell, Kim Lenta, Jody Rice, and Vickie Lee.


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 2023 grant pool is $270,000 - our highest to date!

Our Grant Awards Celebration will be held June 14, 2023. We hope you will join us.


The 2023 grant application period is open February 15 12:00am to March 15 11:59pm.


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 2023 Grant Application

Community Foundation Financial Statement Form

Community Foundation Sample Budget

Community Foundation Grant Application Technical FAQ


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