The Nonprofit Grant Award Program

By agreement with the County government, the Trust is responsible for the management of the annual Nonprofit Grant Award Program. Using funds approved by the County Commissioners, we review applications submitted by nonprofit organizations that serve the residents of the county and determine the awards. We also monitor the use of the grant funds over the course of the grant year.

 

Fiscal Year 2019 Grant Recipients

The amount of grant funds available for distribution in the Fiscal Year 2019 cycle came to $784,100. Out of 46 applicants, the following 26 nonprofits were awarded grants by the Board of Directors of the Charles County Charitable Trust.

ARC of Southern Maryland, Inc. (The)
Grant Award: $21,563
Purpose: Respite Services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Bay Community Support Services, Inc.
Grant Award: $29,206
Purpose: Roofs for two group homes and a lift vehicle for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, Inc.
Grant Award: $50,000
Purpose: Angel Watch Shelter, temporary housing for homeless women and their children

Center for Abused Persons
Grant Award: $60,000
Purpose: Charles County Crisis Hotline, a crisis intervention and referral service

Charles County Arts Alliance
Grant Award: $10,000
Purpose: Art supplies for K-3rd grade students; music clinicians to work with school band, orchestra and choral middle school students; and a new arts program for senior centers

Charles County Children's Aid Society
Grant Award: $36,250
Purpose: School bags and supplies for students in need

Charles County HARC, Inc.
Grant Award: $15,000
Purpose: Respite and other services for individuals with disabilities

Charles County Literacy Council , Inc.
Grant Award: $15,000
Purpose: Sustainability initiatives, including outreach partnerships and expansion of tutors and adult learners served

Charles County Meals on Wheels, Inc.
Grant Award: $30,000
Purpose: Continuity of meals and Telephone Reassurance Service to homebound senior citizens

Chesapeake Choral Arts Society
Grant Award: $5,000
Purpose: Music royalties and other fees for choral concerts for residents of Charles County

Christmas in April Charles County DBA Rebuilding Together Charles County
Grant Award: $40,000
Purpose: Project staff and materials to repair homes of low-income seniors, disabled individuals, and veterans

College of Southern Maryland Foundation
Grant Award: $33,112
Purpose: Expansion of reading, writing and math tutoring program to help “at risk” students matriculate to college level and college graduation, transfer, and/or workforce

Conservancy for Charles County
Grant Award: $5,000
Purpose: General operating funds for continuance of land protection and preservation services

Greater Baden Medical Services, Inc.
Grant Award: $40,000
Purpose: Promotion of improved access and affordability of behavioral health services, and to offset the growing costs of uncompensated care for patients

Health Partners, Inc.
Grant Award: $60,000
Purpose: Provide underserved people with immediate dental attention through the Transportable Dental Unit, particularly those with transportation and insurance limitations

LifeStyles of Maryland Foundation, Inc.
Grant Award: $60,000
Purpose: Provision of emergency hypothermia shelter services for homeless persons, and homeless services year round

Maryland Crime Victims' Resource Center, Inc.
Grant Award: $28,370
Purpose: Expansion of crime victim services in Charles County

New Horizons Supported Services, Inc.
Grant Award: $44,474
Purpose: Expansion of employment opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Our Place Waldorf, Inc.
Grant Award: $3,500
Purpose: Twice-weekly free dinner program for Charles County residents in need

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc.
Grant Award: $5,000
Purpose: Expansion of therapeutic recreational therapy program for disabled veterans

Promise Resource Center (The)
Grant Award: $30,000
Purpose: Provision of Novo Parenting Program for parents in critical need of intervention because of child abuse and neglect

Southern Maryland Center for Family Advocacy
Grant Award: $35,000
Purpose: Advocacy and legal representation for victims of domestic, sexual, and dating violence and stalking

Southern Maryland Community Network, Inc.
Grant Award: $7,625
Purpose: Assist individuals with serious mental problems find employment

Southern Maryland Tri-County Community Action Committee, Inc.
Grant Award: $40,000
Purpose: Programs for underserved individuals including food security, senior respite care, Class B commercial driving license training, and rental assistance

Spring Dell Center, Inc.
Grant Award: $50,000
Purpose: Specialized transportation for individuals with disabilities for access to community-integrated employment, volunteer opportunities and social and educational opportunities

United Way of Charles County, Inc.
Grant Award: $30,000
Purpose: In partnership with the Town of Indian Head, lay the groundwork for a family success center that providers can use in service to the community

The amount of grant funds available for distribution in the Fiscal Year 2018 cycle came to $784,100. The following nonprofits were awarded grants:

Catholic Charities
Center for Abused Persons
Center for Children
Charles County Children’s Aid Society
Charles County Freedom Landing
Charles County HARC
Charles County Literacy Council
Charles County Meals on Wheels
Christmas in April Charles County
Farming4Hunger
Health Partners
The Humane Society of Charles County
Indian Head Center for the Arts
Life Journeys Writers Guild
LifeStyles of Maryland Foundation
Our Place Waldorf
The Promise Resource Center
Southern Maryland Center for Family Advocacy
Southern Maryland Center for Independent Living
Southern Maryland Tri-County Community Action Committee
Spring Dell Center
Tri-County Youth Services Bureau
United Way of Charles County
Western Charles County Community Association

The amount of grant funds available for distribution in the Fiscal Year 2017 cycle came to $784,100. The following nonprofits were awarded grants:

ARC of Southern Maryland
Bay Community Support Services
Catholic Charities
Center for Children
Charles County Children’s Aid Society
Charles County HARC
Charles County Literacy Council
Charles County Meal on Wheels
Christmas in April Charles County
Greater Baden Medical Services
Health Partners
Jude House
LifeStyles of Maryland
Lions Camp Merrick
New Horizons
Our Place Waldorf
Promise Resource Center
Southern Maryland Center for Family Advocacy
Southern Maryland Tri-County Community Action Committee
Spring Dell Center
Tri-County Youth Services Bureau