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.

 

Grant Recipients – Round 1

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


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.

Grant Recipients – Round 2

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


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.