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List of The Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc. grants

February 16, 2012

The following is a list of the 2012 unrestricted grants announced Thursday by The Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc. in partnership with the Pauline Anderson Foundation, to include each grant recipient’s Strategic Community Impact Plan, or SCIP, goals:

  • Habitat for Humanity, $2,000 for its Family Services Program. SCIP goals:  Improve financial literacy and create a housing program.
  • Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry, $5,000 to support the processing of donated deer for area food banks and other food programs. SCIP goal: Fight obesity.
  • Girls on the Run, $2,000 to support a fitness program for girls in area elementary schools. SCIP goal: Fight obesity.
  • Girls Inc. received $8,500 to continue and expand its Peersuasion program. SCIP goal: Combat risky behaviors.
  • CSafe and the Community Action, $10,000 for a collaborative community garden. SCIP goal: Fight obesity.
  • Memorial Recreation Center, $5,000 to repair and improve its swimming-pool facilities to provide summer exercise opportunities. SCIP goal: Fight obesity.
  • W House, $7,080 to continue and expand a program aimed at encouraging healthy sexual behaviors during recovery. SCIP goals: Address domestic violence, risky behaviors and addiction.
  • Easter Seals Adult Day Services, $5,000 to support an adult program for healthy living, senior socialization and aging in place. SCIP goals: Promote healthy living and disease prevention among older adults; aid in support and intergenerational socialization among older adults; and enable aging in place for older adults. 
  • ARC of Washington County, $5,300 to expand its recycling program.  SCIP goal: Increase employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
  • Boys and Girls Club, $5,000 to support Circle of Champions, a positive behavior program. SCIP goals: Address risky behaviors.
  • The Community Free Clinic, $10,000 for its diabetic-management program for the uninsured or underinsured. SCIP goal: Reduce barriers to health care services.
  • The Jonathan Street Planning Committee, $4,000 for a series of teen socialization and character counts events. SCIP goal: Address risky behavior in youth.
  • The Alzheimer’s Association, $5,000 for Family Care Coordination. SCIP goal: Healthy living and disease prevention.
  • Teens Have Choices, $5,000 to help launch BrdsNBz text line to reach out to teens involved in risky behavior. SCIP goal: Address risky behavior.
  • Interfaith Service Coalition, $3,605 for Adventures in Friendship camp experiences. SCIP goals: Address learning loss and risky behavior.
  • Washington County Commission on Aging, $10,000 for an intergenerational tutoring program. SCIP goal: Senior socialization.
  • Children in Need, $2,250 to provide necessary clothing and supplies to children at risk. SCIP goal: Support school readiness.
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates, $8,419 to provide advocacy for children involved in court cases. SCIP goal: Address child maltreatment.
  • Community Action Council’s Financial Literacy Program, $5,000. SCIP goal: Promote literacy.
  • Washington County Family Center, $2,120 for My Work, My Play program. SCIP goal: School readiness. 
  • Fort Ritchie Community Center, $4,210 to support Healthy Seniors program. SCIP goals: Promote healthy living and disease prevention among older adults, and develop, maintain and expand programs that connect older adults with supports and intergenerational socialization.

The money from the Community Foundation’s grants comes from three sources: Income from community funds set up by charitably-minded donors or their estates; annual granting support from the Pauline Anderson Foundation; and from small and large contributions made throughout the year by people who want to make a difference, the Community Foundation said in a release.

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More information is available through the Community Foundation at 301-745-5210 or at www.cfwcmd.org.

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