Women’s Giving Circle Grants

Program Description

Applications are now open for the 2019 Women’s Giving Circle Grants. The Women’s Giving Circle Grants Advisory Committee is accepting applications for programs, capital and operating expenses that meet the following criteria:

  • Increase life skills of women
  • Encourage the healthy development and personal authority of young girls
  • Improve the quality of life for families in Washington County
  • Improve the emotional and physical well-being of all females

Applications are due April 15, 2019 at 11:59pm.


  • Applicant organizations must be based in and primarily serving Washington County, MD, and have a current 501(c)(3) determination from the IRS.
  • Organizations may apply for funding for more than one program; however, each program requires a separate grant application.

In 2018, the Women’s Giving Circle awarded nine grants to the following organizations: Beacon House; Boys & Girls Club of Washington County; Brooke’s House; CASA, Inc. – Citizens Assisting & Sheltering the Abused; Girls Inc. of Washington County; Lasting Change; Salvation Army; Valor Ministries and Washington County Family Center. The Circle gave away $14,485 in grant money to the following nonprofit organizations that support its mission of improving the lives of women and their families in Washington County.

  • Beacon House: $1,500 for Steam Works.
  • Boys & Girls Club of Washington County: $1,500 for SMART Girls, a program that offers girls guidance on healthy attitudes and lifestyles.
  • Brooke’s House: $1,500 for an educational outreach program to the community on substance abuse.
  • CASA, Inc. – Citizens Assisting & Sheltering the Abused: $1,500 to provide services to victims residing in their emergency shelter.
  • Girls Inc. of Washington County: $3,500 for the Power of 1, a training program to raise awareness on human trafficking and exploitation.
  • Lasting Change: $1,500 to help remodel the client group room.
  • Salvation Army: $1,500 for the Women and Children’s Emergency Shelter.
  • Valor Ministries: $1,350 for Draped with Confidence Career Clothing and Guidance Initiative.
  • Washington County Family Center: $1,035 to help offset costs associated with taking the GED or NEDP for women enrolled in their adult education classes.Family Ctr websiteBrookes House website

Valor Ministries-website