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Community Foundation Seeks Nominations for its Annual People’s Choice Awards

Posted on:Tuesday, August 9th, 2022 @ 12:34 pm

The Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc. is seeking nominations for its 23rd annual People’s Choice Awards. This award honors individuals from the community who give generously of their time and talents to make Washington County a better place to live. The Community Foundation will recognize three winners. In addition, they will establish a …

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The Steven L. Bittner Memorial Preservation Fund Created to Benefit Environmental Initiatives & More!

Posted on:Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022 @ 3:23 pm

A brand new fund here at the Community Foundation of Washington County that supports environmental initiatives, natural resources, sustainability, and parks and recreation, has been created by family of the late Steven Bittner. The Steven L. Bittner Memorial Preservation Fund honors his love for the great outdoors. “I know Steve would be pleased that this …

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FOP Lodge #88 Criminal Justice Scholarship Created

Posted on:Friday, July 29th, 2022 @ 1:37 pm

FOP Lodge 88 has created a new scholarship fund with us, titled the FOP Lodge #88 Criminal Justice Scholarship! This fund will provide scholarships to deserving students pursuing an education in criminal justice. The Thomas Pangborn Lodge 88 of the Fraternal Order of Police was formed in 1936 by members of the Hagerstown Police Department. Lodge …

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Applications Being Accepted for The Adam R. Barnhart Inclusive Athlete Fund

Posted on:Tuesday, July 26th, 2022 @ 10:15 am

The Adam R. Barnhart Inclusive Athlete Fund is accepting applications for its very first funding cycle now through August 31st at 11:59pm. Created by family, in memory of the late Adam Barnhart, the fund’s founders understands high costs of adaptive sports equipment and other expenses related to accessing and participating in sports-related programming. They believe …

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George R. Moore Fund for Wildlife Preservation Seeks Applicants

Posted on:Friday, July 15th, 2022 @ 12:18 pm

Applications are being accepted for the 2022 George R. Moore Fund for Wildlife Preservation! This grant will award $1,300 to a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Washington County, Maryland, involved in wildlife preservation. This fund honors the memory of George Moore, a farmer and educator who passed away in 2013. DEADLINE: September 1, 11:59pm TO APPLY, …

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Elizabeth Niemyer Cat Fund Seeks Applicants

Posted on:Friday, July 15th, 2022 @ 12:11 pm

Applications are now being accepted for the Elizabeth Niemyer Cat Fund. This fund supports 501(c)(3) organizations that spay and neuter the feral cat population of Washington County. Created in 2010, this fund honors the late Niemyer, affectionately know as “Liz” who, in addition to living an accomplished life, had great fondness for the feral cat …

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Teen Pregnancy Prevention Fund Accepting Applications

Posted on:Tuesday, June 21st, 2022 @ 3:48 pm

The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Fund, a component fund of the Community Foundation of Washington County MD, is now accepting applications with a deadline of August 1st at 11:59pm. Grants will be directed to programs specifically targeting a decrease in teen pregnancy and unsafe sexual practices in teens. Preference may be given to organizations or programs …

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The Future is Yours West Virginia Child Scholarship Awards Recipient

Posted on:Friday, June 17th, 2022 @ 11:23 am

The Future is Yours West Virginia Child Scholarship, one of our 400+ funds, created by Kati Hatfield, 17, of Hedgesville, WV, recently announce 2022’s scholarship recipients, who each received a $1,000 scholarship. Recipients are Olivia Clarke, of Riverside High School in Kanawha County, and Marcus Rucker, of Lincoln High School in Harrison County. The scholarship, …

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Mary K. Bowman Fine Arts Fund Awards 2022 Recipients

Posted on:Tuesday, June 7th, 2022 @ 2:24 pm

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, …

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Applications Being Accepted for Kevin Barkdoll Livestock Memorial Fund

Posted on:Monday, June 6th, 2022 @ 3:19 pm

Applications are now being accepted for the Kevin Barkdoll Livestock Memorial Fund. This award, created in memory of Kevin, will provide an annual grant through a qualifying organization to support a member of FFA and/or 4-H from Washington County, Maryland or the surrounding area, who is pursuing an agricultural endeavor. This award is not intended to …

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