Women’s Giving Circle Fund Now Accepting Applications

The Women’s Giving Circle Fund is now accepting applications for the current granting cycle. This fund makes grants to organizations working to improve the lives of women and their families in Washington County.

For more information or to apply online, please click on the following link:


The Women’s Giving Circle launched ten years ago as a way to encourage women to become more involved philanthropically in Washington County. Minimum membership in the Circle is $100 annually and is open to all residents of the county. One half of all yearly contributions goes towards endowment earnings to support the current granting cycle. The Women’s Giving Circle secures the remaining amount in the endowment to ensure growth and future grants.     

Deadline for PCA Nominations Extended until 10/3

Please submit your nominations for the 2014 People's Choice Awards. We're looking for individuals or couples who work tirelessly to improve the quality of life here in Washington County through selfless volunteerism. Use the link below to nominate someone you know who fits this description. We will honor three winners at our annual dinner on November 6 at Saint James School, and create a $5,000 endowment in their name to benefit the nonprofit organization of their choice.


For a list of previous winners, visit the People's Choice Awards page: http://www.cfwcmd.org/peoples-choice-awards


  • Foundation Awards Funds to Hancock Nonprofit Organizations

    September 22, 2014

    The Community Foundation distributed funds to three Hancock nonprofit organizations selected by past People's Choice Award winners. Mayor Dan Murphy received three checks totaling close to $900 to benefit the following organizations: the Hancock Historical Society chosen by Robert McCusker in 2006, the Hancock Boy Scouts designated by Daniel Fleming in 2007 and the Hancock Christmas for Others program selected by Dan and Debbie Murphy in 2010.


  • Clear Spring Challenge Raises More Than $21,000!

    September 12, 2014

    For two weeks, the Community Foundation challenged the citizens of Washington County to make a contribution to the Clear Spring Challenge to assist the residents of Clear Spring affected by the recent floods. The Foundation offered to match all donations up to $10,000.

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