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Community Foundation Awards $126,000 in Grants to Local Nonprofits

Posted on:Friday, March 16th, 2018 @ 9:25 am

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The Community Foundation of Washington County MD presented its 2018 responsive grants to 21 local nonprofits at the Discovery Station on March 15. Total dollars for this year’s grants equaled $126,415. The Foundation has granted more than $1 million since this program’s inception 15 years ago. The grants committee awarded grants to Washington County nonprofits …

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Washington County Historical Society Wins Community Foundation’s Forward Funding Challenge

Posted on:Tuesday, February 27th, 2018 @ 11:20 am

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The Washington County Historical Society won the Community Foundation of Washington County MD’s second annual Forward Funding Challenge. The Historical Society will use their grant of $3,000 to turn the Miller House and Gardens into a special event venue for showers, luncheons and birthday parties. They plan to purchase additional food storage and preparation items, …

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Community Foundation Has $90,000 Available in Scholarships

Posted on:Friday, February 23rd, 2018 @ 12:54 pm

The Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc. has 70 scholarships available totaling more than $90,000 to 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 …

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Andrew Bryan Farnen Fund Awards South Hagerstown High School Student

Posted on:Monday, February 5th, 2018 @ 10:57 am

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The Farnen family recently awarded Danielle Stitely with the Andrew Bryan Farnen Fund for Gifted and Talented Youth, a component fund of the Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc. Andrew’s family created this fund in memory of him and his love for both the arts and sciences. The fund assists students with the purchase …

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George R. Moore Wildlife Preservation Fund Awarded to Potomac Valley Audubon Society

Posted on:Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 @ 10:59 am

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The Community Foundation of Washington County MD awarded the first grant from the George R. Moore Wildlife Preservation Fund to the Monarch Alliance, a program of the Potomac Valley Audubon Society. George Moore was a farmer and educator who passed away in 2013 in Williamsport. His estate created the George R. Moore Wildlife Preservation Fund …

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Women’s Giving Circle Junior Members Give Away First Grant

Posted on:Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 @ 12:02 pm

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Junior members of the Women’s Giving Circle of Washington County selected their first grant recipient from three nonprofit organizations who provide services to women at different stages in their lives. The $1,000 grant was presented to the Washington County Family Center. The grant money came from the junior members’ annual fees as well as a …

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Grant Applications Available for Mary K. Bowman Fund for Historical and Fine Arts

Posted on:Thursday, January 18th, 2018 @ 10:34 am

The Mary K. Bowman Fund for Historical and Fine Arts, a component fund of the Community Foundation of Washington County MD, has grant applications available for the 2018 granting cycle. This fund provides financial support for current charitable and educational initiatives that preserve and maintain historical and cultural properties in Washington County. It also promotes …

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Washington County Gives Registration Starts January 22

Posted on:Thursday, January 11th, 2018 @ 11:42 am

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Registration for Washington County Gives 2018 starts January 22 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 sixth annual Washington County Gives on May 1, 2018 from midnight to midnight. …

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Wyatt Haggerty Memorial Scholarship Established

Posted on:Friday, December 29th, 2017 @ 8:50 am

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Carol and Cheyenne Haggerty created the Wyatt Haggerty Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc. to memorialize Wyatt who passed away in July. Wyatt was a senior in mechanical engineering at the University of Maryland. He volunteered at a local soup kitchen and served as a “Big Buddy” at Hospice …

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Community Foundation Announces Two New Scholarships

Posted on:Wednesday, December 27th, 2017 @ 8:51 am

The Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc announces the creation of two new scholarships that will benefit local students in the spring of 2018. The Washington County Bar Association created a scholarship to help residents of Washington County who are or will be students at the undergraduate or graduate level to assist in the …

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