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Each year, the Community Foundation holds the People’s Choice Awards to recognize and celebrate individuals in the community who give generously of their time and talents to make Washington County a better place to live.
Nominations for the 2023 Volunteer Award can be found here: PCA Volunteer Award
Nominations for the 2023 Rising Star Award can be found here: PCA Rising Star Award
The prestigious Volunteer Award honors individuals from the community who give generously of their time and talents to make Washington County a better place to live. In addition, the Community Foundation will establish $5,000 endowment funds in each winner’s name for the local nonprofit of their choice.
The Rising Star award honors an individual from the community who demonstrates a commitment to volunteer service. In their honor, a $1,000 contribution is made to the charity (or charities) of their choosing.Read More
Recognizing that children are our future, The Community Foundation’s 2024 Responsive Grants will focus on the development of a stronger community through high impact programs and initiatives that promote the health and well-being of the children in our community.
Applications are due November 15, 2023 at 11:59PM and can be found here: Apply Here
Applicant organizations must be based in and primarily serving Washington County, Maryland, 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. The Community Foundation of Washington County MD does not fund endowment growth or capital campaigns. Grant requests for operating funds may be considered on a case by case basis provided the applicant organization makes a compelling case for such funding.Learn More
The Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc. serves as a vehicle for philanthropy and a powerful force in improving the quality of life in Washington County. We work with individuals, families and businesses to create funds that help meet their charitable goals and give to the causes they care about the most. Established in 1997, the Foundation has grown from one fund worth $9,000 to more than 400 funds valued at over $55 million. We have distributed over $28 million in grants and scholarships since inception. By promoting philanthropy in every field of interest and capacity, we can manage special fundraising projects as well, such as endowment challenges, emergency relief campaigns and Washington County Gives. Additionally, the Community Foundation stays actively involved in the Washington County community through various programs and events.