Fiscal Year Grant Applications will be announced in February 2023

COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grants

The Charles County Charitable Trust has been given the responsibility for distributing emergency relief funds to nonprofit organizations experiencing unexpected financial demands due to the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. The Trust reviews the applications submitted by nonprofit organizations that serve the residents of the county and the Board of Directors determines the awards.

December 2020

Grant Recipients - Round 4

Awarded by the Board of Directors of the Charles County Charitable Trust

$300,000 Awarded

The grants that were awarded will provide relief in two areas. One will cover revenue loss because income fell off after the onset of the pandemic or normal fundraising efforts had to be curtailed or canceled. The other covers the costs of expenses for goods and services incurred for pandemic-related services.

1. Bay Community Support Services
Grant Award:  $15,000
To help mitigate significant operational losses caused by increased services and expenses for caring for individuals with disabilities living in residential homes.

2. Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington/SOMD Food Bank
Grant Award: $26,000
Food to meet emergency assistance to 350 families experiencing food insecurity and financial hardship. Food packages equaling 9,100 meals will be distributed by food pantries in Charles County.

3. Center for Abused Persons
Grant Award:  $8,000
To help cover the cost of training new counselors because of the  high turnover of staff caused by the pandemic and  income loss due to the cancellation of an annual fundraising event.

4. Center for Children
Grant Award:  $14,000
To help mitigate significant operational losses cause by increased PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and cancellation of annual fundraising events.

5. Charles County HARC
Grant Award: $24,000
To help mitigate operational losses caused by PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and technical equipment expenses for direct-care professionals for 12 group homes providing 24/7 care for disabled individuals.

6. Community Support Services
Grant Award:  $10,000
To help mitigate significant loss of income from annual fundraising event and to support food and rent assistance programs.

7. End Hunger
Grant Award:  $25,000
To purchase food for distribution throughout Charles County in ten cabana stations set up to help meet the surge in food insecurity of residents. 

8. Faith Temple Baptist Church of Charles County
Grant Award: $10,000
To purchase groceries for distribution to families through the church’s food pantry, which has more than doubled its services since the pandemic began.

9. Lifestyles of Maryland Foundation
Grant Award: $63,000
Crucial supplies, services, food, case management and wellness checks for the unprecedented number of homeless individuals in Charles County.

10. Maryland Diaper Bank
Grant Award: $5,000
To cover the increase in operational areas to  address the dramatic need for diaper distribution to Charles County families.

11. Our Place Waldorf
Grant Award: $10,000
To help mitigate the loss of income due to the cancellation of the annual fundraiser and to meet the 54% increase in the emergency food program and provide take-home dinners and take-away bags for over 12,000 residents.

12Sagepoint Senior Services Foundation
Grant Award: $20,000
To purchase HEPA filtration units and filters to improve air circulation and cleanliness for the protection of senior residents and frontline caregivers. 

13. Southern Maryland Center for Independent Living
Grant Award: $4,000
To provide computers to clients with disabilities in need of telehealth and virtual educational services.

14.   Southern Maryland Community Network
Grant Award: $5,000
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), disinfectant and air filtration for frontline caregivers and individuals with severe mental disorders.

15. Spring Dell Center
Grant Award: $10,000
To help mitigate significant operational losses caused by increased services and expenses for caring for individuals with disabilities living in residential homes.

16. The Arc of Southern Maryland
Grant Award:  $12,500
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for frontline caregivers of individuals  with disabilities and computers for residential homes.

17. The Catherine Foundation of Maryland
Grant Award: $15,000
Necessary baby food and supplies for families in need in Charles County.

18. The Promise Resource Center
Grant Award:  $8,000
To mitigate costs associated with providing virtual services for court-mandated services, virtual daycare-provider training, and loss of income due to cancellation of the major annual fundraising event.

19. Tri-County Youth Services Bureau
Grant Award: $13,000
To meet the increased demand for mental services of the youth and families served and to make necessary renovation to the building to assure a safe environment after reopening.

20. United Way of Charles County
Grant Award: $2,500
To coordinate community resource days for the provision of basic necessities such as food, clothing, personal hygiene items and cleaning supplies for residents hit hard by the pandemic.

November 2020

Grant Recipients - Round 3

Awarded by the Board of Directors of the Charles County Charitable Trust

$402,565 Awarded

The grants that were awarded will provide relief in two areas. One will cover revenue loss because income fell off after the onset of the pandemic or normal fundraising efforts had to be curtailed or canceled. The other covers the costs of expenses for goods and services incurred for pandemic-related services.

Alice Ferguson Foundation
Grant Award: $25,000

Arc of Southern Maryland
Grant Award: $15,154

Bay Community Support Services
Grant Award: $9,250

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington
Grant Award: $9,250

Center for Children
Grant Award: $25,000

Charles County Children’s Aid Society
Grant Award: $9,250

Charles County Fair
Grant Award: $16,250

Charles County Family Day Care Association
Grant Award: $8,650

Charles County HARC
Grant Award: $6,000

Charles County Literacy Council
Grant Award: $6,106

Chesapeake Choral Arts Society
Grant Award: $9,250

Christmas in April Charles County
Grant Award: $6,500

College of Southern Maryland Foundation
Grant Award: $20,000

Community Crisis & Referral Center, Inc. dba Center for Abused Persons
Grant Award: $6,500

Community Support Systems
Grant Award: $9,250

Court St. Peter #1618, Catholic Daughters of America
Grant Award: $5,050

Fellowship Christian Athletes
Grant Award: $7,605

Good Shepherd Education Center
Grant Award: $16,250

Good Stuff
Grant Award: $9,250

Humane Society of Charles County
Grant Award: $16,250

Ivy & Pearls of Southern Maryland
Grant Award: $9,250

Leadership Southern Maryland
Grant Award: $9,250

LifeStyles of Maryland Foundation
Grant Award: $20,000

Maryland Crime Victims Resource Center
Grant Award: $9,250

Maryland Diaper Bank
Grant Award: $6,500

Mattawoman Creek Art Center
Grant Award: $9,250

Melwood Horticultural Training Center
Grant Award: $9,250

Our Place Waldorf
Grant Award: $9,250

Port Tobacco Players
Grant Award: $9,250

Promise Resource Center
Grant Award: $16,250

Pure Play Everyday
Grant Award: $9,250

Southern Maryland Center for Independent Living
Grant Award: $9,250

Spring Dell Center
Grant Award: $25,000

Stella’s Girls
Grant Award: $6,500

The Catherine Foundation
Grant Award: $9,250

June 2020

Grant Recipients - Round 2

Awarded by the Board of Directors of the Charles County Charitable Trust

$120,050 Awarded

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, Inc.
Grant Award: $8,000
Purpose: Food by SOMD Food bank to meet the increased number of children, families and seniors experiencing hunger in Charles County.

Cerenity
Grant Award: $7,000
Purpose: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for frontline caregivers of disabled individuals and computers for residential homes.

Charles County Children’s Aid Society, Inc.
Grant Award: $5,000
Purpose: Essential items for families in need of food, personal hygiene and baby items.

Charles County HARC, Inc.
Grant Award: $6,000
Purpose: PPE for direct care professionals for 12 group homes providing 24/7 care of disabled individuals.

Charles County Literacy Council, Inc.
Grant Award: $950
Purpose: Online training program for virtual tutoring of adult learners, PPE for in-person assessments and instructional materials.

Charles Regional Medical Center Foundation, Inc.
Grant Award: $6,900
Purpose: Recovery kits for Charles County residents who are receiving treatment for or are recovering from Covid-19 at home.

Christmas in April Charles County dba Rebuilding Together
Grant Award: $5,000
Purpose: PPE kits for volunteers and contractors that will be completing work on residents’ homes, and attendance at home modification classes regarding Covid-19 regulations and guidelines.

Community Crisis & Referral Center dba Center for Abused Persons
Grant Award: $4,000
Purpose: Transition to opening office — PPE and computers to allow for social distancing.

Faith Temple Baptist Church of Charles County
Grant Award: $1,000
Purpose: Food and groceries to be distributed in the community.

Generations
Grant Award: $3,000
Purpose: Support for scholarship program for high-need first year college or trade school students.

Health Partners
Grant Award: $7,500
Purpose: PPE and air purification system for ensuring health and safety of medical and dental patients.

KidSTREAM
Grant Award: $3,500
Purpose: Ten Kindles and supplies for implementation of virtual online summer camp for 80 youth in Charles County.

Lifestyles of Maryland Foundation
Grant Award: $5,000
Purpose: Crucial supplies and food, case management and wellness checks for the unsheltered homeless in Charles County.

Mattawoman Creek Art Center
Grant Award: $1,000
Purpose: Preparations for opening facility to implement public safety precautions and for PPE for volunteers and visitors as needed.

Our Place Waldorf
Grant Award: $5,000
Purpose: Emergency program providing take home dinners and take away Bags while usual four-nights-a-week sit-down dinners are suspended.

Port Tobacco Players
Grant Award: $5,000
Purpose: With the theater closed at least until March 2021 and the prospect of social distancing still in place by then, this grant will support the organization’s viability until the theatre is able to return to a normal schedule.

Sagepoint Senior Services Foundation
Grant Award: $5,000
Purpose: PPE for all personnel to protect vulnerable patients and residents in the La Plata facility.

Salvation Army
Grant Award: $6,000
Purpose: Refrigerator and freezer to store increased supply of food, plus funds for clients in need of help with rent, mortgage and utilities.

Southern Maryland Center for Family Advocacy
Grant Award: $5,000
Purpose: Remote access technology capacity to deliver virtual services to Charles County clients.

Southern Maryland Center for Independent Living
Grant Award: $2,000
Purpose: Transportation, remote access technology and emergency supplies for Charles County residents with disabilities.

Spring Dell Center, Inc.
Grant Award: $10,000
Purpose: Preparations for opening facility — installation of permanent sanitation dispensers in all areas and vehicles, installation of touch-free water/soap/paper towels and sanitation devices throughout the building.

The Arc of Southern Maryland
Grant Award: $4,500
Purpose: Laptop computers and monitors for residential homes, giving clients with disabilities remote access to virtual programs and services.

The Catherine Foundation of Maryland, Inc.
Grant Award: $4,700
Purpose: Necessary baby supplies for families in need in Charles County.

The College of Southern Maryland Foundation
Grant Award: $2,500
Relief funding for the CSM Hawks Student Emergency Fund for CSM’s most vulnerable students residing in Charles County.

Tri-County Youth Services Bureau
Grant Award: $4,000
Computers for expansion of telehealth for Charles County residents, and PPE and disinfectant supplies for reopening facility.

United Way of Charles County
Grant Award: $2,500
Drive-Up Pop Up to provide basic necessities such as food, clothing, pet food, personal hygiene items and cleaning supplies for residents in high need area of the county.

May 2020

Grant Recipients - Round 1

Awarded by the Board of Directors of the Charles County Charitable Trust

$100,000 Awarded

Bay Community Support Services, Inc.
Grant Award: $9,400
Purpose: Increased staffing in Charles County residential homes due to closure of all day activities centers.

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, Inc.
Grant Award: $10,000
Purpose: Distribution of food by SOMD Food bank to meet the increased number of children, families and seniors experiencing hunger.

Center for Children, Inc.
Grant Award: $2,000
Purpose: Provision of behavior health services by telehealth and Personal Protective Equipment for front-line workers.

Charles County Children’s Aid Society, Inc.
Grant Award: $5,000
Purpose: Provide essential items to increased number of families in need of food, personal hygiene and baby items.

Charles County HARC, Inc.
Grant Award: $4,000
Purpose: Provide meaningful activities in 12 group homes serving 39 individuals with disabilities due to closure of day activities centers.

Charles County Literacy Council, Inc.
Grant Award: $1,000
Purpose: Zoom subscription for virtual tutoring and reading instructional books and other supplies for adult learners.

Charles County Meals on Wheels, Inc.
Grant Award: $2,500
Purpose: Mandated Personal Protective Equipment for volunteers who deliver food to home-bounds seniors.

Charles Regional Medical Center Foundation, Inc.
Grant Award: $2,200
Purpose: Distribution of 7,000 free weekend meal packages to vulnerable families experiencing hunger and food insecurity.

Community Crisis & Referral Center, Inc. dba Center for Abused Persons
Grant Award: $4,100
Purpose: Provision of computers, supplies and related equipment to enable staff to provide tele-therapy services from their homes.

End Hunger in Charles County
Grant Award: $5,000
Purpose: Food cabanas in 10 county locations for access to food for those in need and home delivery for homebound families and individuals.

Families in Recovery, Inc.
Grant Award: $1,500
Purpose: Provide three laptops for Family Recovery Court treatment and support for parents with substance abuse problems.

LifeStyles of Maryland Foundation, Inc.
Grant Award: $10,000
Purpose: Provide 75 unsheltered persons portable showers, laundry service, toiletries, blankets and other essential needs for 16 weeks.

Maryland Diaper Bank
Grant Award: $4,500
Purpose: Creation of two baby diaper hubs for families in need.

New Horizons Supported Services, Inc.
Grant Award: $3,800
Purpose: Provide laptops, hotspots and teleconferencing services to enable direct support professionals to work remotely.

Our Place Waldorf, Inc.
Grant Award: $5,000
Purpose: Support emergency program providing take-home dinners and take-away bags for residents experiencing food insecurities.

Sagepoint Senior Services Foundation, Inc.
Grant Award: $5,000
Purpose: Provide Personal Protective equipment for frontline caregivers.

Salvation Army a Georgia Corporation
Grant Award: $10,000
Purpose: To meet the unprecedented need by for food, medications and other essential items, as well as assistance with rent/mortgage and utilities.

Southern Maryland Community Network, Inc.
Grant Award: $5,000
Purpose: Provide telehealth equipment, food, medical copays and transportation for access to food and health services.

Spring Dell Center, Inc.
Grant Award: $5,000
Purpose: Purchase of Personal Protective Equipment for staff and Charles County citizens working with disabled individuals with no family to care for them.

The Catherine Foundation of Maryland, Inc.
Grant Award: $2,500
Purpose: Provide baby to families in need.

The Promise Resource Center, Inc.
Grant Award: $2,500
Technology equipment to enable staff to offer virtual services and support for childcare workers and parents.