Frederick County Gives: The challenging, rewarding world of grant-making
Grant-making is a large part of the Community Foundation’s role. In fiscal 2019 (July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019), $5 million was invested into our community through grants to local nonprofits, and other organizations such as civic and faith-based groups. Grants are both competitive and designated, meaning that some grants are created through a competitive application process, and other grants are “designated” by the donor specifically to support an organization or cause, and are provided annually. Our ability to do this starts with generous donors who want to make a difference and who use the Community Foundation as their conduit for their charitable giving.
Grant-making is a process that comes with a variety of rewards and challenges. I recently talked with Dr. Amaris Little, Community Foundation trustee and grant committee chairperson, to get her perspective about our competitive grant-making. Little has been a member of the grant committee since 2014 and has served as chairperson since 2017.
Click here to read the full article written by Betsy Day, President and CEO of the Community Foundation of Frederick County.
Source: The Frederick-news Post