Community Foundation of Harford County awards 15 impact grants
The Community Foundation of Harford County has awarded 15 impact grants totaling nearly $15,000 to nonprofits serving Harford Countians.
The grants are provided by various funds through the Community Foundation of Harford County to respond to the community’s changing needs and opportunities. The grants support five high-impact fields of interest: Harford County Enriches, Harford County Protects, Harford County Preserves, Harford County Cares and Harford County Nurtures.
Founded nine years ago, the program averages between 550 and 650 participants each week. A wide variety of activities are offered including basketball, dancing, crafts, games, bingo, snacks and live performances.
Receiving grants were:
- Beyond Capernaum Program at Mount Zion United Methodist Church. A $3,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Harford County’s Shaffer-Leinhard Caregivers Fund assists the program, which ministers to people with special needs and their families and caregivers. It will expand in the fall to include children with special needs.
- CASA of Harford County, $1,000, for advocate training fees from the Ann K. and Roger P. Gaumond Fund
- SARC, a $400 grant for updating the children’s playroom, from the Ann K. and Roger P. Gaumond Fund.
- Faith Communities and Civic Agencies United, $1,000 for a part-time case manager salary, funded by the Anne and John Gessner Fund;
- Helping Up Mission of Baltimore, $1,000 to provide meal services for men from Harford County, funded by the Sandra and John Ferriter Fund
- Inner County Outreach, $1,000 to provide comprehensive basic needs provided by the Harford Community Fund
- John’s Cupboard, $1,000 for items needed for meal preparation and delivery to seniors and families in need from the Ann K. and Roger P. Gaumond Fund
- Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland, $1,000 for its Harford County home-delivered meal program, with funding provided by the BESide You Fund
- The Sharing Table, $1,000, for groceries for its food distribution program, funded by the Andrew and Jayne Klein Family Fund and BESide You Fund.
- Extreme Family Outreach Ministries, $1,000 for its community impact programs, provided by the Ann K. and Roger P. Gaumond Fund
- Chesapeake Therapeutic Riding, $700 for its bridle registry with funding from Sadie’s Fund
- Homecoming Project, $600 for OTC and holistic medicines, funded by the Andrew and Jayne Klein Family Fund and the Ann K. and Roger P. Gaumond Fund.
- Harford County Education Foundation, $1,000 for homework tool kits, provided by the Ann K. and Roger P. Gaumond Fund
- EPICENTER at Edgewood, $500 for the internet café expansion, funded by the Andrew and Jayne Klein Family Fund
- Pets on Wheels, $500 for its therapy pet seminars and literacy program expansion, awarded by the Andrew and Jayne Klein Family Fund
Source: The Daily Record