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COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund

Posted on:Tuesday, March 31st, 2020 @ 2:06 pm

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During these unprecedented times, the rapid spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) has dramatically changed our way of life. The Community Foundation of Washington County will continue serving our donors, grantees, volunteers and community members during these challenging times. As you know, the economic fallout from COVID-19 is causing significant hardship for many Washington County individuals, …

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Jack Roberts Memorial Funds Created at Community Foundation

Posted on:Monday, March 30th, 2020 @ 10:05 am

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Jack Roberts’ family created a scholarship and field of interest fund in his memory at the Community Foundation of Washington County MD. Jack passed away in December 2019. He graduated from Smithsburg High School where he ran cross country, indoor and outdoor track and was a member of the National Honor Society. Jack served in …

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Community Foundation Events Cancelled

Posted on:Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 @ 9:12 am

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The Community Foundation of Washington County MD has been closely monitoring developments in the worldwide spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). After reviewing available public health information and carefully considering the impact our events may have on the spread of this disease, we have made the difficult decision to cancel a number of Community Foundation events through the …

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Habitat for Humanity of Washington County Wins Forward Funding Challenge

Posted on:Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 @ 9:47 am

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Habitat for Humanity of Washington County won the Community Foundation of Washington County MD’s fourth annual Forward Funding Challenge. Habitat for Humanity will use their grant of $3,000 to purchase tools and paint supplies for a new Playhouse Project Build Day. This one-day event will provide low income families in Washington County with their own …

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Friends of Tolson’s Chapel Creates Agency Fund at Community Foundation

Posted on:Thursday, February 27th, 2020 @ 11:59 am

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Friends of Tolson’s Chapel created an agency fund recently at the Community Foundation of Washington County MD to provide unrestricted financial support for preservation and interpretation of the historic African American Tolson’s Chapel & School in Sharpsburg, Maryland. Tolson’s Chapel is a small Methodist church built in 1866 by the Sharpsburg African American community. From …

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Grant Applications from Women’s Giving Circle Now Open

Posted on:Friday, February 21st, 2020 @ 11:06 am

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The Community Foundation of Washington County MD announces the availability of grant applications for its Women’s Giving Circle Fund. The Women’s Giving Circle encourages women to become more involved philanthropically in Washington County and makes grants to organizations working to improve the lives of women and their families in the local community. The Women’s Giving …

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Washington County Gives Registration Starts January 27

Posted on:Tuesday, January 21st, 2020 @ 10:43 am

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Registration for Washington County Gives 2020 starts January 27 for any nonprofit organization (other than a church, mosque, temple or private foundation) in Washington County, MD, with a 501(c)(3) IRS determination letter. The Community Foundation of Washington County MD will host the eighth annual Washington County Gives on May 5, 2020 from midnight to midnight. …

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Community Foundation Welcomes Two New Board Members

Posted on:Monday, January 13th, 2020 @ 10:05 am

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The Community Foundation of Washington County MD recently elected Mitesh Kothari, M.D. and Michael Zampelli as its two newest board of trustee members. Mitesh Kothari, M.D., has worked as a physician in obstetrics and gynecology at Capital Women’s Care in Hagerstown since 1999, currently serving as a managing member. He received a Bachelor of Science …

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Over $90,000 Available in Scholarships

Posted on:Tuesday, January 7th, 2020 @ 9:27 am

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The Community Foundation of Washington County MD has 90 scholarships available totaling more than $90,000 for local students preparing for a post-secondary education. The Foundation encourages all public, private, homeschool and nontraditional students who live in Washington County, Maryland, to apply for these scholarships. Applicants can apply for more than one, but should note that …

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Scholarship Created to Help Women Further their Education

Posted on:Wednesday, December 18th, 2019 @ 9:47 am

Sue Graff recently created the Patterson Graff Scholarship Fund at the Community Foundation of Washington County MD to support female traditional or nontraditional students in furthering their education to reach their goals. Sue is a nurse at Brook Lane in charge of staff development and has taught at several local nursing programs. She has served …

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