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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

The process of drafting a new Human Needs Assessment study is underway. The Community Foundation of Frederick County had a similar report drafted in 2011, but President and CEO Betsy Day said a lot has changed over the past seven years. “Back in those days, the Affordable Care Act was just getting implemented. How we looked at school readiness and the Head Start program has changed, as well as our homeless population. The causes of homelessness have changed in the past eight years as well. So our Community Foundation Board of Trustees decided it was time to update the Human Needs Assessment,” she says. READ MORE

Monday, August 20, 2018

So let’s make this Black Philanthropy Month our moment to change the way we define and speak about philanthropy. Let’s tap into the rich resources we have around us. Let’s embrace and empower the community assets that have historically driven action in the black community. Let’s build a better world — and let’s all do it together, recognizing the positive impact that black philanthropy has and will continue to have on countless communities. READ MORE

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