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2023 Grant Awards Announced!

The Women's Giving Circle of Frederick County is very proud to announce the recipients of our 2023 Grant Awards. Twenty-eight grants totaling $270,000 have been awarded to twenty-two local nonprofits serving women.

The 2023 funding cycle brings the Women’s Giving Circle funding total to $2,674,607 since the first grants were awarded in 2007. Our priorities remain true to our mission to fund programs and services promoting self-sufficiency for women in challenging circumstances.

Thank you to the 2023 Grants Committee for their dedication in performing the difficult task of evaluating the grant applications, speaking with and visiting the nonprofit applicants, and selecting the final distribution.

Our 2023 grant recipients will be recognized at our Annual Grant Awards Celebration on June 14.

For more information about the Women's Giving Circle Grants program, see

The following organizations received grant funding in 2023:

Aavanee received a $9,500 grant to provide workforce training and job placement in the fields of Basic IT Administration and HR to female head of households, women returning to workforce, and newly immigrated women.

Advocates for Homeless Families received a $3,000 grant to provide emergency financial assistance to homeless and low-income women with children and a $5,000 grant to provide transportation support facilitating access to education and employment for homeless women.

Advocates for the Aging of Frederick County, MD received a $9,000 grant to provide assistive devices for low-income women to improve quality of life and independence.

Andrea's House received a $15,000 grant to provide housing and transportation support for women with children in recovery.

Centro Hispano de Frederick received a $17,200 grant to support Entre Mujeres, a women's empowerment and self-sufficiency program for Limited English Proficiency women.

Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership received a $8,700 grant to provide college scholarships to women whose lives are impacted by incarceration and a $6,000 grant to provide a financial literacy program, designed by a local financial expert, for women impacted by incarceration who are caring for children.

Frederick Community College Foundation received a $8,000 grant to support women student-parents through the Parents Lead Program, including scholarships, specialized curriculum, and other support services and a $6,000 grant to support women who are nontraditional-aged students or single parents through Program Forward Step.

Frederick Rescue Mission Inc. received a $10,000 grant to support a program specialist for its Faith House Program.

Heartly House received a $20,000 grant to provide emergency offsite shelter and rental assistance to survivors of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, child abuse, and/or human trafficking.

Housing Authority of the City of Frederick received a $8,000 grant to provide childcare supports for women enrolled in Women Rising, a direct intensive case management program and a similar $8,000 grant to address their transportation needs.

Literacy Council of Frederick County Inc. received a $16,000 grant for support for tutoring, community class, and parent literacy programs helping women gain self-sufficiency through improved English and life skills

Mission of Mercy Inc. received a $20,000 grant to provide provide free medical care, dental care and prescription medications for women who are uninsured in Frederick County..

Partners In Care Maryland, Inc received a $8,000 grant to support a safety net of services that allows senior women to age-in-place and stay active in their communities.

Second Chances Garage received a $8,000 grant to support their low cost vehicle program that benefits economically vulnerable women, and a $8,000 grant to support their reduced cost car repair program for women.

Seton Center received a $2,500 grant to provide transportation support for economically vulnerable women in Northern Frederick County.

The Spanish Speaking Community of Maryland received a $8,000 grant to support very low-income, limited English proficient women to apply for rental assistance programs and obtain housing.

SOAR (Supporting Older Adults through Resources) received a $8,000 grant to provide financial support, education, navigation resources and direct assistance to older female (65+) caregivers who are caring for spouse, grandchildren, or disabled children.

The Love For Lochlin Foundation received a $9,500 grant to support free vaccination clinics for Frederick's most vulnerable women, including stipend for nursing staff and case management services for women attending the clinics.

The Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs received a $8,000 grant to prevent homelessness among low-income women through financial assistance for overdue rent and security deposits and a $8,000 grant to to provide emergency shelter and case management support to homeless women with dependents.

The Salvation Army received a $12,000 grant to support Pathway of Hope, an intensive case management program for women with children who desire to break the generational cycle of poverty.

The United Way of Frederick County received a $5,000 grant to provide women-led ALICE households with free income tax services to yield maximum tax returns and credits and to support financial education and asset building programs for greater financial stability.

Woman to Woman Mentoring, Inc received a $15,600 grant to sponsor W2W core program mentorship of seven women who are ALICE, single moms, or first-generation students/professionals.



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