Funds available for 501(c)(3) organizations with programs focusing on family stability, elderly care, safety & security, mental health (for children and for families), youth development, arts, recreation, educational opportunities for youth & underserved.


Welcome to the Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc. We are one of more than 750 similar tax-exempt public charities throughout the United States that work to make their communities better places to live.

This fund is intended for the sole support of 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that offer Adult Day Services and or Adult Respite Care in Washington County, MD.

Know someone who has a history of giving back to Washington County? Nominate them for our 23rd Annual People's Choice Awards. We're also seeking Rising Star Award nominations for community heroes under 40 years old!

This award is intended to support educational costs & programming for African-American residents of Washington County who demonstrate leadership qualities. Applicants must have graduated high school and be enrolled in a college or tech. program.

This scholarship is designed for rising sophomores, juniors and seniors at the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts to offset the cost of materials, supplies and other elements directly related to their arts discipline.
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  • 2023 Responsive Grant Applications Available

    Responsive grants help fund Washington County nonprofits so that a stronger community can develop through high-impact programs, and initiatives within the following areas: Family stability, including elderly care, safety & security, mental healthcare for children and family units; youth development with a focus on mentoring and advocacy, including childcare; arts, recreation and educational opportunities for our youth and the underserved. DEADLINE TO APPLY: November 15th.

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  • $75,240 in Mary K. Bowman Grants Awarded

    The Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc. has awarded a total of $75,240, in varying amounts, to applicants of the Mary K. Bowman Fine Arts Fund. 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 and historic preservation while encouraging the interest in and study of such matters.

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