Community Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Relief Support Totals More Than $330,000

FREDERICK, MD – May 7, 2020: To support nonprofits that have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, The Community Foundation of Frederick County announces its fourth round of COVID-19 emergency relief grants totaling $50,600, bringing its combined total of emergency grantmaking to $336,100.

The Community Foundation is partnering with United Way of Frederick County, Ausherman Family Foundation, Delaplaine Foundation, Inc., Helen J. Serini Foundation, Women’s Giving Circle of Frederick County, The Kahlert Foundation, Our Heavenly Cause Foundation, The William Cross Foundation, The Mark and Susan Butt Saturday Mornings Fund, and others as part of the COVID-19 Philanthropic Funders Collaborative (COVID Collaborative) to support nonprofits that directly help those adversely affected by the COVID-19 crisis.

With its latest round of funding, the Community Foundation is providing grants to 14 nonprofits to support family sustainability, the arts, food insecurity, information and referral services, animal care, and behavioral health services.

COVID-19 emergency relief grants will be provided to:

Centro Hispano de Frederick: $5,220 to support essential staff and services during the COVID-19 crisis.

Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry: $2,500 to support the provision of meat sources of protein to area food banks during the COVID-19 crisis. 

February Star Sanctuary: $3,500 to support a cat and horse sanctuary for animals displaced due to housing instability, including homelessness or domestic violence.

Frederick Community College Foundation: $2,000 to assist current FCC students with emergency aid related to loss of employment and remote learning during the COVID-19 crisis.

Frederick County Government/Montevue Assisted Living: $6,578 for the purchase of meal trays and carts to provide timely and safe in-room meals due to the COVID-19 suspension of communal dining.

I Believe in Me, Inc.: $4,400 for providing a selection of quality groceries for food distributions in culturally diverse and heavily impacted populations within Frederick, in coordination with other food distribution providers.

Life & Discovery, Inc.: $6,602 for support of essential staff to address community health needs.

New Spire Arts: $2,000 to support general operating expenses while performance venues are closed due to COVID-19.

Other Voices: $2,000 to support general operating expenses while performance venues are closed due to COVID-19.

Project LIFELINE: $5,800 to support the recovery community during the COVID-19 crisis.

Spanish Speaking Community of Maryland, Inc.: $3,500 to support essential staff and services during the COVID-19 crisis.

The Delaplaine Arts Center: $2,000 for supporting general operating expenses while fee-for-service programs are closed during the COVID-19 crisis.

The Endangered Species Theatre Project: $2,000 to support the Teen Mentorship Production, rent, and the development of online platforms.

The Frederick Center: $2,500 to support mental health needs of the LGBTQ+ community during the COVID-19 crisis.

COVID-19 has caused significant hardship for so many in Frederick County, but the Community Foundation has been working quickly and decisively with our partners to help bring relief to those who need it most.

Your support has and will help ensure the Community Foundation and COVID Collaborative can continue to respond to Frederick County’s greatest needs not only now, but well into the future.

There are several ways to give and support emergency funding for COVID-19. Visit our COVID-19 emergency funding support webpage to learn more.