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 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