The Charles County Charitable Trust has been given the responsibility of distributing another $100,000 in relief funds to nonprofit organizations experiencing unexpected financial demands due to the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. The County Commissioners approved making these additional tax dollars available for this special purpose.

Application Deadline:  May 20, 2020
Notification of Awards: May 26, 2020
Grant Amounts: Maximum amount is $10,000
Grant Period: Funds must be expended by September 30, 2020.


  • Applicants must have IRS recognition as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and must operate in Charles County.
  • Proposed program activities must be carried out for the benefit of Charles County residents.

Key Dates & Grant Amounts

Application Deadline:  May 20, 2020
Notification of Awards: May 26, 2020
Grant Period:
 Funds must be expended by September 30, 2020
Grant Amounts: Maximum amount is $10,000

Purpose of Fund

The Relief Fund exists to assist nonprofits providing help to Charles County individuals and families most impacted by the pandemic crisis. The grant funds will support:

  • Current services compromised because of this crisis
  • Additional costs created by increased need for services during the crisis
  • Costs for developing new or revised programs to deal with the crisis

Review Process

Each application is reviewed for completeness and then reviewed and evaluated, starting with small panels and culminating in a detailed discussion of all the applications by the Charitable Board of Directors. Key factors include:  

  • Convincing evidence of the need or problem existing in the community
  • Specific information as to how the organization plans to address that need or problem, including expected outcomes
  • Based on organizational history and current resources, evidence of capacity to do the job
  • Clear presentation of its fiscal situation and its proposed budget for the planned services

Application Instructions

Log onto the grant application portal at: Please make a note of your password as you will need it to re-enter the portal.

Filling in the Application:

  • Your form will automatically save your entries as you move through the application.
  • For narrative answers, use a Word document and cut-and-paste text into the application. Do not use formatting like bullets, bold, or highlights as they will not translate to application.
  • Answer all questions and upload the required grant request budget or the system will not allow you to submit your application.
  • When you successfully submit your application, you will receive e-mail acknowledgement and a copy of your application.

Questions? Contact Susan Petroff at