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Memorial Scholarship Created in Memory of Jeff Scuffins

Posted on:Monday, April 12th, 2021 @ 6:05 pm

A champion by many definitions, Jeff Scuffins unexpectedly passed away Saturday, March 20th. To honor his legacy, loved ones quickly established a scholarship fund with the Community Foundation of Washington County Md, Inc., for Jeff, ensuring that students pursuing a postsecondary education, for years to come, will have a brighter future. Commonly known as a …

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September 11th National Memorial Trail Alliance Development Fund Created

Posted on:Wednesday, March 24th, 2021 @ 9:16 am

A new agency fund has been created here at the Community Foundation. The September 11th National Memorial Trail Alliance Development Fund will support the charitable interests of The September 11th National Memorial Trail Alliance, a dynamic 1,300-mile multipurpose trail connecting the three national 9/11 memorials. This trail provides unparalleled opportunities for exploration, reflection, education, activity, …

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Community Foundation Awards $93,071 in Grants to Area Nonprofits

Posted on:Monday, March 22nd, 2021 @ 4:52 pm

The Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc. awarded its 2021 responsive grant recipients totaling $93,071 to 20 local non-profit organizations.  The event, held virtually on Thursday, March 18th, can be viewed in full here. The grants committee selected Washington County nonprofits and programs focused on the development of a stronger community through programs addressing …

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Doleman Black Heritage Museum Fund Created

Posted on:Friday, February 12th, 2021 @ 11:10 am

We’re grateful to announce the addition of a new fund, the Doleman Black Heritage Museum Fund. This fund supports the charitable interests of the DBHM that will go on to produce two scholarships for students including the Dr. Patricia Wilson-Cone Scholarship and the Rev. James C. Ramsey Scholarship. The Patricia Wilson-Cone Scholarship will support a minority …

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Washington County Gives 2021 Date Announced and Registration Open

Posted on:Monday, February 8th, 2021 @ 6:40 pm

The Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc. announces plans to host the ninth annual Washington County Gives on Tuesday, May 11th, from midnight to midnight. This 24-hour online fundraiser provides participating local nonprofits the opportunity to raise unrestricted dollars as well as receive pro-rated matching funds and prize money. Registration is currently open at …

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Scholarships Open to Student Applications

Posted on:Thursday, February 4th, 2021 @ 5:01 pm

The Community Foundation of Washington County MD has scholarships available for local students preparing for a post-secondary education. During this annual wave of opening over 50 individual funds up for the application process, the Foundation encourages all public, private, homeschool and nontraditional students who live in Washington County, Maryland, to apply for these scholarships. Applicants …

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Student Humanitarian Creates “Future Is Yours – WV Child” Scholarship Fund

Posted on:Friday, January 29th, 2021 @ 1:21 pm

The Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc. announces a new scholarship fund created by 15-year old Hedgesville, WV student Kati Hatfield, Future Is Yours – WV Child Scholarship Fund. Having faced struggles of her own, Hatfield intends for this scholarship to benefit a West Virginia high school graduate who has an ADHD diagnosis and …

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

Posted on:Thursday, January 14th, 2021 @ 10:34 am

The Mary K. Bowman Fund for Historical and Fine Arts, a component fund of the Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc., has grant applications available. 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 the fine arts, history …

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“Tootie’s Token” Memorial Fund Created for Ty’kerria Dawson

Posted on:Friday, December 4th, 2020 @ 9:18 am

Family and friends of the late Ty’kerria Dawson recently established the “Tootie’s Token” Memorial Fund at the Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc. to memorialize her, following the tragedy that claimed her life in June 2020. Fondly bearing a childhood nickname, “Tootie’s Token” will support the educational, physical and emotional needs of students of …

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People’s Choice Award Recipient Jamie Blackwood Creates Dakota Durning-Blackwood Fund

Posted on:Monday, November 30th, 2020 @ 2:04 pm

This fund was created by Jamie Blackwood, 2020 People’s Choice Award winner, in memory of his late son Dakota Durning-Blackwood, and will benefit the Long Meadow Volunteer Fire Company. To make a donation to this fund, simply click “DONATE NOW” on the top of our homepage.

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