The Charles County Charitable Trust is responsible for distributing over $500,000 in funds to nonprofit organizations serving Charles County. The funds are provided by the County through the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
The need for funding does not have to directly relate to the adverse economic impacts of COVID on organizations. It may include COVID and/or other circumstances that impact the ability to adequately provide programs and or/services. All tax-exempt nonprofits with IRS recognition may apply. Applications focused on health and /or human services will receive special consideration.
Eligible uses of awarded funds may include reimbursable expenses for the period March 1, 2020 through December 31, 2021, as long as those expenses have not already been supported by COVID relief or other funding. Funds must be expended no later than December 31, 2021.
Orientation Workshop: June 14, 2021
Application Portal Open: June 17, 2021
Application Deadline: June 28, 2021
Notification of Awards: July 12, 2021
Grant Period: March 1, 2020 – December 31, 2021
Grant Amount: The maximum grant amount is $50,000
The rules from the Department of Housing and Community Development are a little different from last year’s CARES ACT funding. You may find the recording of the June 14 orientation meeting useful, especially if this is the first time you have applied for a grant from the Charitable Trust.
Even with these priorities in place, we expect the available funds will go a long way toward addressing nonprofits’ needs at this time.
Applying organizations are free to request funding for any or all categories of funding. The criteria for use of this fund in each of three categories include:
Expenditures covered by this request are not eligible for any other funding or reimbursement and cannot be used as a match for another federal or state award.
Each application is reviewed for completeness by staff and is evaluated, starting with small panels of the Board of Directors and culminating in a detailed discussion of all the applications by the full Charitable Trust Board of Directors. Key factors include:
You may download a copy of the application form “here” if you wish to work on your application offline until it is opened on June 17.
Questions? Contact Susan Petroff at firstname.lastname@example.org