Applications Available for New Forward Funding Challenge

The Community Foundation of Washington County MD has applications available for the Forward Funding Challenge, a new initiative that encourages local nonprofit organizations to create innovative and ongoing fundraising efforts. Organizations must be based in and serving Washington County, Maryland. The project or idea has to be new to the organization and cannot expand the capacity of programs, but instead aid in the development of a sustained funding source.

Online applications are due by noon January 31, 2017. The Community Foundation’s selection committee will review all completed applications and choose three finalists by February 15. Finalists will present their idea at a live event on February 27 before a panel of judges similar to the hit ABC TV Show Shark Tank. The winning nonprofit organization will receive $3,000 immediately to support their innovative project or idea.

The Foundation will hold a 30 minute informational meeting on December 9 at 8:30 a.m. at its office to answer questions on the Forward Funding Challenge. Please RSVP to for the session by December 6.