FREDERICK, MD – June 17, 2022: The Women’s Giving Circle of Frederick County announces that 28 grants, five of which were awarded for new programs, totaling $260,000 have been presented to 20 area nonprofits serving women and their dependents. The grants are provided from The Women’s Giving Circle of Frederick County Fund, one of more than 750 component funds of The Community Foundation of Frederick County.
The FY2022 grants bring the Women’s Giving Circle grant total to more than $2.2 million since the first grants were distributed. The organization was formed in 2006 and provides opportunities for donors to promote and support programs that enable and empower women in challenging situations to improve the quality of their lives and the lives of their dependents. The Women’s Giving Circle brings people together who share similar philanthropic goals to benefit women’s needs, and the organization has grown to include more than 400 members.
Funding priorities for FY2022 focused on supporting women’s efforts to become self-sufficient, understanding that encouragement and financial assistance are compelling factors in restoring stability and hope. The following nonprofits received grants:
Aavanee received an $8,000 grant to provide workforce training for single mothers and single adult women.
Advocates for Homeless Families received a $4,000 grant to provide transportation and childcare support for mothers experiencing homelessness and a $4,000 grant to provide emergency financial assistance for women and their children experiencing homelessness.
Centro Hispano de Frederick received a $15,000 grant to support its “Entre Mujeres” program that offers life skills, educational information, coaching, and advocacy to help Limited English Proficiency women and mothers overcome barriers to self-sufficiency.
Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership received a $9,800 grant to provide scholarships for Frederick Community College workforce development programs to women who are impacted by incarceration and a $5,000 grant to provide financial literacy education to women who are impacted by incarceration.
Empowered to Live, Inc. received a $10,000 grant for its Project GUIDE program, supporting job readiness and technical skills training and paid internship opportunities with local businesses for young women ages 16-24.
Frederick Community College Foundation received an $8,000 grant for its Project Forward Step program to provide support for low-income single or displaced mothers to help them acquire an education, a $4,000 grant for its Allied Health Academy to assist unemployed or underemployed women seeking to acquire training in an allied health field, and a $6,000 grant for its Parents Lead Program to provide childcare scholarships for low-income women who are student-parents while they pursue their education.
Frederick Rescue Mission, Inc. received a $15,000 grant for its Faith House Program in support of a program specialist to provide case management services to women and children.
Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley, Inc. received a $10,000 grant for its Moving Up employment and workforce development program.
Heartly House received a $15,000 grant to prevent homelessness for survivors of interpersonal violence.
Housing Authority of the City of Frederick received an $8,000 grant to provide childcare support for mothers seeking to exit poverty and an $8,000 grant to support women’s efforts to move forward by making transportation costs more affordable.
Housing Frederick received a $5,000 grant for building economic empowerment for low-income individuals.
Literacy Council of Frederick County, Inc. received a $6,000 grant to support workplace literacy for women employed in low-wage jobs and a $10,000 grant to support literacy and life skills programs for women.
Mission of Mercy, Inc. received a $15,550 grant to provide medical and dental care for uninsured and underinsured women.
Partners in Care Maryland, Inc. received a $15,800 grant for its Ride Partners program for vulnerable senior women.
Second Chances Garage, Inc. received an $8,525 grant to provide financial assistance to economically vulnerable women for the maintenance of their vehicles and an $8,525 grant to provide refurbished vehicles to this group of women.
The Bettie Jane Cancer Foundation, Inc. received a $10,000 grant to provide support for adult women impacted by cancer with medical costs and living expenses.
The Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs received an $8,000 grant to provide emergency shelter and case management support for women and children experiencing homelessness and a $10,000 grant to provide homelessness prevention services for women and their families.
The Salvation Army received a $10,000 grant for its Pathway of Hope program providing case management services and housing support for women and their children.
Whole Heart Grief & Loss Resource Center received a $10,800 grant to support its Be the Good Community Catalyst Program.
Women to Women Mentoring, Inc. received a $12,000 grant to support a workforce mentoring program for ALICE women and to support Women to Women Mentoring’s CORE Program, which provides mentoring support for single mothers and first-generation college students.