Fiscal Year 2020 Grant Recipients News Release

The Charles County Charitable Trust has announced awarding grants to 28 nonprofit organizations for the fiscal year beginning July 1. With a total of $784,100 in grant funds to distribute, allocations ranged from $3,000 to $55,000. “This is the fourth cycle we have handled,” said Vivian Mills, Trust executive director. “This year as in previous […]

Charitable Trust Fiscal Year 2020 Grant Cycle

Dear Colleagues, The Charles County Charitable Trust is pleased to announce the Fiscal Year 2020 grant cycle. Grants are available to eligible nonprofit organizations that serve the residents of Charles County.  We have streamlined the application process by creating an online submission platform on our website. You may access the application at Please be […]

Charles County Affordable Housing Forum

Finding an affordable place to live is a problem in many places throughout the United States—including right here in Charles County. According to the American Planning Association, “Many households in Charles County are struggling with housing costs.” In a report published in May this year, the organization went on to say that forty-seven percent of […]


The Nonprofit Presidents’ Council met on February 15, 2018, to discuss the role of boards in fund development. Wendy Wolff, Director of the Maryland Nonprofits Consulting Group was the featured presenter. Download the Powerpoint Presentation: The Role of the Board in Fundraising

NOW AVAILABLE – Nonprofit Economic & Social Impact Study

The Charles County Nonprofit Economic & Social Impact Study was convened in 2017 by the Charles County Charitable Trust (the Trust) in partnership with Maryland Nonprofits. The purpose was to gain a contemporaneous picture of the county’s nonprofit sector by exploring the economic and social impact made by nonprofit organizations in the county. The study […]

Annual Report March 2016 through June 2017

ANNUAL REPORT FOUNDING PERIOD March 2016 through June 2017 OUR FOUNDING STORY In June 2017, the Charles County Charitable Trust celebrated its first anniversary. To mark the event, we held a big Open House including a ribbon-cutting ceremony with congratulatory presentations by local and state elected officials. Our founding year—2016—tells a story of aspiration, planning, […]

Ribbon Cutting

L to R: Ann Chab, Trust Director; Peter Murphy, President, Charles County Commissioners; Tanisha Sanders, Trust Director; Amanda Stewart, County Commissioner; Jeannine James, La Plata Mayor; Vivian Mills, Trust Executive Director; Ken Robinson, County Commissioner; Edith Patterson, Maryland Delegate; Sandra McGraw, Trust President; and Thomas M. Middleton, State Senator. A MOMENT FOR HISTORY Marking the […]