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10th Annual Washington County Gives Brings $590,569 to Community Nonprofits

Posted on:Wednesday, May 11th, 2022 @ 11:46 pm

The Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc. announced that Washington County Gives, their 24-hour online giving day initiative, raised $590,569 in online donations, matching funds and prizes for participating nonprofit organizations. The event saw 2,147 unique donors giving to one or more of the 91 participants. Grace Academy raised the most dollars and were …

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Washington County Gives Kick Off Event Held at Hagerstown City Park Awards $5,500 to Participating Nonprofits

Posted on:Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022 @ 5:51 pm

The Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc. has kicked off a week of anticipation leading up to Tuesday, May 10th’s tenth annual Washington County Gives Day of Giving with an official “Kick Off Event” at Hagerstown City Park. Hosted by local personality Ryan Smetzer this event drew attendance of approximately 150 nonprofit representatives, all …

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Endowment Fund Created by Consistory of the Church of the Holy Trinity

Posted on:Tuesday, April 12th, 2022 @ 5:20 pm

It was a significant day at the Community Foundation of Washington County Maryland, Incorporated, as representatives of the Consistory of the Church of the Holy Trinity, United Church of Christ (UCC) met with Community Foundation President & CEO Stacey Crawford to formally create an endowment fund, signifying the official dissolution of the church. A $400,000 …

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Responsive Grants Awards $175,377 to Area Nonprofits

Posted on:Tuesday, March 22nd, 2022 @ 4:45 pm

The Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc. awarded its 2022 responsive grant recipients totaling $175,377 to 28 local non-profit organizations. The grants committee selected Washington County nonprofits and programs focused on the development of a stronger community through programs addressing family stability, including all stages of life, financial literacy, employment, mental health, and basic …

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Fund Created for “The House on Jonathan Street Documentary”

Posted on:Thursday, March 10th, 2022 @ 1:13 pm

Fund Created for “The House on Jonathan Street Documentary” A one-hour documentary intended for national distribution to Public Television, and national and international distribution through Amazon Prime, “The House on Jonathan Street” is being supported by a newly-created fund being held by the Community Foundation of Washington County Maryland, Inc. The House on Jonathan Street …

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Community Foundation of Washington County Named 2022 Nonprofit of the Year

Posted on:Friday, February 25th, 2022 @ 2:15 pm

Wednesday, February 23rd, the 23rd Annual Business Awards were held at the Maryland Theatre. That evening, we were excited to learn we were named Washington County Nonprofit of the Year! This award typically comes with a $1,000 winnings check, but we decided to split the winnings between the two finalists we shared this category with: …

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Tenth Annual Washington County Gives 2022 Date Announced, Registration Open

Posted on:Thursday, January 27th, 2022 @ 9:12 am

The Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc. announces plans to host its tenth annual Washington County Gives on Tuesday, May 10th, 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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Hamilton Family Foundation Contest: Sponsors First-Time Washington County Gives Participants Through Drawing

Posted on:Thursday, January 13th, 2022 @ 10:18 am

Have you thought about participating in Washington County Gives, but weren’t quite sure if it was worth the commitment? Now’s your chance to give it a risk-free try, thanks to the Hamilton Family Foundation! PLEASE NOTE: This contest is for first-time Washington County Gives participants only. Standard registration begins January 24th! Enter by January 23rd, …

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Community Foundation Announces Available Scholarships

Posted on:Wednesday, January 12th, 2022 @ 10:21 am

The Community Foundation of Washington County MD has a great many scholarships available for local students preparing for a post-secondary education. The Foundation encourages all public, private, homeschool and nontraditional students who live in Washington County, Maryland, to apply for these scholarships. Applicants can apply for more than one scholarship, but should note that each has …

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

Posted on:Monday, January 3rd, 2022 @ 9:26 pm

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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