2015 Grant Applications Due Nov. 3
The Community Foundation of Washington County MD's grant applications for its 2015 Unrestricted Grants are now available. Nonprofits must be based in and primarily serving Washington County, MD, and have current 501(c)(3) status.
The 2015 Unrestricted Grants will go towards nonprofits and programs addressing one or more strategies within the Strategic Community Impact Plan focus areas as outlined in the SCIP document: Education; Arts, Culture; Family Safety and Security; Health and Well-Being; Elderly; Disabled Population; Self-Sufficiency and Civic Engagement. The Foundation will distribute these grants in February 2015.
Please click on the following link to apply: https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/18085-Community-Foundation-Of-Washington-County-Md-Inc
Andrew Farnen Fund for Gifted & Talented Youth
The Community Foundation recently established the Andrew Bryan Farnen Fund for Gifted and Talented Youth to memorialize Andrew who passed away last October. Andrew, a 2010 graduate of North Hagerstown High School, loved arts and sciences as well as mathematics. Andrew’s family created this fund to help talented young people pursue their dreams who may lack the financial resources to do so. It will help students with the purchase of musical instruments, art supplies, computers, books and other educational materials related to their passions.
The inaugural recipient of the Andrew Bryan Farnen Fund is Taylor Baer, a senior at Barbara Ingram School for the Arts. Taylor is a musical theatre major and chose to attend BISFA as a chance to develop both his artistic and academic passions simultaneously. He also loves math and plans to pursue computer engineering in college.
Pictured: Rob Hovermale, BISFA principal; Taylor Baer and parents Elizabeth and David Beachley.
Donor-Advised Funds Sponsor MovBands at South HighOctober 29, 2014
The Robert G. DeLauter Family Fund and the Adna Fulton Family Fund, both donor-advised funds at the Community Foundation, have partnered to sponsor “Stepping Across the States” for use in a Health and Life Skills class at South Hagerstown High School for special education students.
Holly Place ChallengeOctober 29, 2014
Because of the ongoing financial challenges of Holly Place, the Community Foundation has issued another matching campaign to the citizens of Washington County to make a contribution to the Holly Place Challenge. Through a second anonymous donor’s contribution, the Foundation will match all donations up to $10,000, hopefully, resulting in a $20,000 grant to Holly Place to help them with their operating expenses. The challenge ends Friday, October 31.