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 2021 Grant Recipients

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

    Total funds awarded: $859,800

    Note: Even if regional in scope, nonprofit organizations awarded a grant are required to use the funds solely for the benefit of Charles County residents.

    Alice Ferguson Foundation
    Grant Award: $7,500
    Purpose: Engage youth and adults on a continuum of environmental education and stewardship in Charles County.

    Bay Community Support Services, Inc.
    Grant Award: $20,000
    Purpose: Implementation of YOUniversity, a technology-driven training program that includes clinical certifications, innovative techniques in patient care and professional development courses.

    Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, Inc.
    Grant Award: $65,000
    Purpose: Support for Catholic Charities’ Angel’s Watch Shelter, which serves single women and families experiencing homelessness, including survivors of domestic violence.

    Center for Children, Inc.
    Grant Award: $50,000
    Purpose: Provision of child psychiatry and substance abuse services for children who have inadequate or no health insurance.

    Charles County Arts Alliance
    Grant Award: $10,000
    Purpose: Provision of supplies and funds for arts programs for students in kindergarten through high school, music clinicians to work with middle and high school students and arts programs for senior centers.

    Charles County Children's Aid Society, Inc.
    Grant Award: $40,000
    Purpose: Support for families facing financial hardship by offering them school supplies and holiday gifts for their children.

    Charles County HARC, Inc.
    Grant Award: $13,000
    Purpose: Respite care and specialized camp opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities.

    Charles County Literacy Council
    Grant Award: $15,000
    Purpose: Implementation of initiatives for the recruitment and training of tutors and expansion of services for adult learners.

    Charles County Meals on Wheels
    Grant Award: $40,000
    Purpose: Support to assure continuity of meals and Telephone Reassurance Service to homebound senior citizens.

    Chesapeake Choral Arts Society
    Grant Award: $10,000
    Purpose: Support for a series of choral concerts for residents of Charles County.

    College of Southern Maryland Foundation
    Grant Award: $20,300
    Purpose: Expansion of CSM tutoring services to help improve student success and completion rates for students.

    Community Crisis & Referral Center, Inc. dba Center for Abused Persons
    Grant Award: $50,000
    Purpose: Maintenance of the 24-Hour Crisis Hotline operations and related services.

    Community Support Systems, Inc.
    Grant Award: $10,000
    Purpose: Expansion of services to deter homelessness by providing emergency cash assistance to avert eviction, foreclosure and or loss of utilities.

    Conservancy for Charles County, Inc.
    Grant Award: $4,000
    Purpose: Support for continuance of land protection and preservation services.

    Health Partners, Inc.
    Grant Award: $50,000
    Purpose: Provision of dental services to underserved people by deploying the Transportable Dental Unit, expanding hygiene services in Nanjemoy and financial assistance for those unable to afford treatment.

    KidsSTREAM
    Grant Award: $17,650
    Purpose: Support for Summer and Enrichment Programs to provide youth from grades kindergarten – 9th grade with the opportunities to engage in activities based on STEM and research learning.

    LifeStyles of Maryland Foundation
    Grant Award: $60,000
    Purpose: Provision of Charles County’s emergency hypothermia shelter services for homeless persons through the Safe Nights program, as well as homeless services year-round.

    Lions Camp Merrick
    Grant Award: $20,000
    Purpose: Summer camp for underprivileged children from the Nanjemoy area to help them develop skills and gain independence, and weekend picnics with structured activities for children and their families throughout the summer.

    Maryland Crime Victims' Resource Center
    Grant Award: $25,000
    Purpose: Provide legal representation and advocacy for victims of crimes in Charles County.

    Maryland Veterans Memorial Museum
    Grant Award: $10,000
    Purpose: Develop an education program as part of Become a Patriot or Not: Maryland’s celebration of the 250th Anniversary of the Revolutionary War by incorporating video and an activity booklet to inform the public about General Washington’s and General Rochambeau’s role in the Revolutionary War and their impact on Maryland history.

    Mattawoman Creek Art Center
    Grant Award: $5,000
    Purpose: Support Charles County home-schooled youth by providing opportunities to learn about and explore visual art forms, art history, art culture, and art exhibits.

    Melwood Horticultural Training Center
    Grant Award: $30,000
    Purpose: Enrich the lives of children, youth, and adults through accessible, high-quality summer recreational programs that promote inclusion for individuals of all abilities.

    Our Place Waldorf
    Grant Award: $15,000
    Purpose: Support the healthy, nutritious meals program by adding a third night during the week, where Charles County residents in need are provided a meal at the Calvary United Methodist Church in Waldorf.

    Port Tobacco Players
    Grant Award: $10,000
    Purpose: Support viability of Port Tobacco Players during the Coronavirus pandemic by providing one month of the theater’s fixed costs.

    Rebuilding Together Charles County dba Christmas in April Charles County
    Grant Award: $30,000
    Purpose: Support the repair of homes for low-income seniors, disabled individuals and veterans.

    Southern Maryland Center for Family Advocacy
    Grant Award: $30,000
    Purpose: Provide court advocacy and legal representation for Charles County victims of crimes of domestic, dating, sexual violence and stalking.

    Southern Maryland Center for Independent Living
    Grant Award: $15,000
    Purpose: Provide out-of-pocket expenses for disabled individuals with a need for durable medical equipment or for equipment modifications, allowing them to be independent and safe.

    Southern Maryland Community Network
    Grant Award: $5,000
    Purpose: Assist individuals with serious mental problems find employment.

    Southern Maryland Tri-County Community Action Committee
    Grant Award: $40,000
    Purpose: Provide low income residents with food and rental assistance, and scholarships for the Commercial Drivers’ License training program.

    Spring Dell Center
    Grant Award: $55,000
    Purpose: Provide specialized transportation for individuals with disabilities for access to community-integrated employment, volunteer opportunities and social and educational activities.

    The Arc of Southern Maryland
    Grant Award: $15,000
    Purpose: Providing assistance to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families who face financial hardship with unfunded housing needs, adaptive equipment for work or school and respite care.

    The Catherine Foundation of Maryland
    Grant Award: $25,000
    Purpose: Expand early prenatal care and material assistance to members of the community who are typically underserved and uninsured to help promote healthy families.

    The Promise Resource Center
    Grant Award: $27,350
    Purpose: Provide intensive in-home parenting support for at-risk families in order to facilitate family reunification and prevent foster care placement for children living in the home.

    United Way of Charles County
    Grant Award: $20,000
    Purpose: Support for the Community Connections program that provides the working poor population with a variety of social services and resources at an accessible time and location, increasing household stability in Charles County.

    Fiscal Year 2020 Grant Recipients

    The amount of grant funds available for distribution in the Fiscal Year 2020 cycle came to $784,100. Out of 46 applicants, the following 28 nonprofits were awarded grants by the Board of Directors of the Charles County Charitable Trust.

    Even if regional in scope, nonprofit organizations awarded a grant are required to use the funds solely for the benefit of Charles County residents.

    Arc of Southern Maryland (The)
    Grant Award: $20,000
    Purpose: Support for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families that face financial hardships with academic and pre-employment services, transportation, summer camps and traditional respite/provider care.

    Bay Community Support Services, Inc.
    Grant Award: $27,500
    Purpose: Implementation of “YOUniversity”, a technology-driven training ladder for direct service professionals that includes clinical certifications, innovative techniques in patient care, professional development courses, and financial incentives.

    Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, Inc.
    Grant Award: $50,000
    Purpose: Support for Angel’s Watch Shelter, which provides emergency shelter and supportive services for single women and families experiencing homelessness, including survivors of domestic violence.

    Center for Children, Inc.
    Grant Award: $50,000
    Purpose: Provision of child psychiatry and substance abuse services for children who are without insurance.

    Charles County Arts Alliance
    Grant Award: $9,600
    Purpose: Provision of supplies and funds for arts programs for students in kindergarten through high school, music clinicians to work with middle and high school students, and arts programs for senior centers.

    Charles County Children's Aid Society, Inc.
    Grant Award: $30,000
    Purpose: Provide backpacks and school supplies for students in need.

    Charles County HARC, Inc.
    Grant Award: $20,000
    Purpose: Provide specialized camp opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities.

    Charles County Literacy Council
    Grant Award: $15,000
    Purpose: Implement sustainability initiatives for the recruitment and training of tutors and expansion of services for adult learners.

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

    Chesapeake Choral Arts Society
    Grant Award: $5,000
    Purpose: Support for series of choral concerts for residents of Charles County.

    Christmas in April Charles County dba Rebuilding Together Charles County
    Grant Award: $40,000
    Purpose: Support the repair of homes for low-income seniors, disabled individuals, and veterans.

    Community Crisis & Referral Center, Inc. dba Center for Abused Persons
    Grant Award: $55,000
    Purpose: Maintenance of the 24-Hour Crisis Hotline operations and related services.

    Community Support Systems, Inc.
    Grant Award: $10,000
    Purpose: Expand self-sustainability services in Waldorf for low-income (especially ALICE families) by providing food, rental, mortgage, medical and other survival costs, as well as financial education and workforce development.

    Conservancy for Charles County, Inc.
    Grant Award: $5,000
    Purpose: Support for continuance of land protection and preservation services.

    Health Partners, Inc.
    Grant Award: $55,000
    Purpose: Provide dental services to underserved people by deploying the Transportable Dental Unit, expanding hygiene services in Nanjemoy, and providing financial assistance for those unable to afford treatment.

    LifeStyles of Maryland Foundation, Inc.
    Grant Award: $55,000
    Purpose: Provide Charles County’s emergency hypothermia shelter services for homeless persons through the Safe Nights program as well as homeless services year-round.

    Lions Camp Merrick
    Grant Award: $21,000
    Purpose: Provide underprivileged children from the Nanjemoy area with the opportunity to attend a one-week overnight summer camp to help them develop skills and gain independence and provide Saturday picnics with structured activities for children and their families throughout the summer.

    Maryland Crime Victims’ Resource Center, Inc.
    Grant Award: $30,000
    Purpose: Provide legal representation and victim advocacy for victims of all types of crime in Charles County.

    Mattawoman Creek Art Center, Inc.
    Grant Award: $3,000
    Purpose: Support Charles County home-schooled youth by providing opportunities to learn about and explore visual art forms, art history, art culture, and art exhibits.

    Melwood Horticultural Training Center, Inc.
    Grant Award: $50,000
    Purpose: Enrich the lives of children, youth, and adults through accessible, high-quality recreational programs that promote inclusion for individuals of all abilities.

    New Horizons Supported Services, Inc.
    Grant Award: $50,000
    Purpose: Increase access to recreational, volunteer, and employment opportunities for low-income adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

    Our Place Waldorf, Inc.
    Grant Award: $10,000
    Purpose: Support the healthy, nutritious meals program by adding a third night during the week, where Charles County residents in need are provided a meal at the Calvary United Methodist Church in Waldorf.

    Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc.
    Grant Award: $5,000
    Purpose: Expand the program that provides access to physical and mental health services through fly fishing for disabled veterans in Charles County.

    Promise Resource Center (The)
    Grant Award: $27,000
    Purpose: Provide intensive in-home parenting support for at-risk families in order to facilitate family reunification and prevent foster care placement for children living in the home.

    Southern Maryland Center for Family Advocacy
    Grant Award: $35,000
    Purpose: Provide court advocacy and legal representation for Charles County victims of crimes of domestic, dating, and sexual violence and stalking.

    Southern Maryland Center for Independent Living, Inc.
    Grant Award: $16,000
    Purpose: Provide out-of-pocket expenses for disabled individuals with a need for durable medical equipment or for equipment modifications allowing them to be independent and safe.

    Southern Maryland Community Network
    Grant Award: $5,000
    Purpose: Assist individuals with serious mental problems find employment.

    Spring Dell Center, Inc.
    Grant Award: $55,000
    Purpose: Provide specialized transportation for individuals with disabilities for access to community-integrated employment, volunteer opportunities and social and educational activities.

    The amount of grant funds available for distribution in the Fiscal Year 2019 cycle came to $784,100. The following nonprofits were awarded grants:

    ARC of Southern Maryland, Inc. (The)
    Bay Community Support Services, Inc.
    Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, Inc.
    Center for Abused Persons
    Charles County Arts Alliance
    Charles County Children's Aid Society
    Charles County HARC, Inc.
    Charles County Literacy Council , Inc.
    Charles County Meals on Wheels, Inc.
    Chesapeake Choral Arts Society
    Christmas in April Charles County DBA Rebuilding Together Charles County
    College of Southern Maryland Foundation
    Conservancy for Charles County
    Greater Baden Medical Services, Inc.
    Health Partners, Inc.
    LifeStyles of Maryland Foundation, Inc.
    Maryland Crime Victims' Resource Center, Inc.
    New Horizons Supported Services, Inc.
    Our Place Waldorf, Inc.
    Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc.
    Promise Resource Center (The)
    Southern Maryland Center for Family Advocacy
    Southern Maryland Community Network, Inc.
    Southern Maryland Tri-County Community Action Committee, Inc.
    Spring Dell Center, Inc.
    United Way of Charles County, Inc.

    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