WASHINGTON COUNTY -- The Community Foundation of Washington County MD wants to know what causes the public values most.
The foundation is holding its annual survey as a guide to figure out which nonprofit groups should receive grants, Executive Director Bradley N. Sell said.
Each year, the foundation gives away grants from unrestricted funds it manages.
This past spring, about $90,000 was split among several area organizations. The pool of money included $40,000 from the Pauline Anderson Foundation, which is separate from the four unrestricted funds that provided the rest of the money.
The largest grant was $15,000.
Sell said the foundation expects to give away a bigger sum in the next round of grants.
The 30 categories on the foundation's 2008 Community Needs Assessment Survey include career training, obesity, elder care and substance abuse treatment.