Close to 500 nonprofit charities operate in Charles County. Their work covers a broad spectrum of programs broadly including health, disabilities, the arts, education, law, environment, animal welfare, and employment. Although their missions vary, all these organizations share a common goal – to improve the quality of life for county residents.
Together they make up what is known as the nonprofit sector.
The Charles County Charitable Trust is wholly devoted to promoting the effectiveness of this vitally important sector. We provide grant funds, offer innovative training programs, and promote use of meaningful partnerships. We also track needs affecting the sector and measure its impact on the economy and community life.
Supporting and enhancing the quality of life for county residents through an independent and balanced grant-making process
Fostering a commitment to excellence throughout the nonprofit sector
Encouraging collaboration and partnerships within the sector
Elevating the level of philanthropic activity in the community
Raising public awareness of the vitality of nonprofit endeavor and of the essential services that flow from it