FREDERICK, MD – March 31, 2020: To support nonprofits that have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, The Community Foundation of Frederick County has announced its first round of COVID-19 emergency relief grants.
The Community Foundation is partnering with United Way of Frederick County, Ausherman Family Foundation, Delaplaine Foundation, Inc., Helen J. Serini Foundation, Women’s Giving Circle of Frederick County, The Kahlert Foundation, and others as part of the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Campaign to support nonprofits that directly help those adversely effected by the COVID-19 crisis.
In support of this campaign, the Community Foundation is partnering with The Kahlert Foundation to provide a total of $50,000 to four area nonprofits in support of essential programs such as food distribution and emergency shelter.
COVID-19 emergency relief grants will be provided to:
Centro Hispano de Frederick: $10,000 for sustaining essential programs for vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 crisis, including information and referrals for basic human needs, check-ins for behavioral health, and assistance with medical needs.
Frederick Community Action Agency: $10,000 for increasing food bank distribution capacity for households and individuals who are food insecure.
Spanish Speaking Community of Maryland, Inc.: $9,000 for sustaining essential programs for vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 crisis, including information and referrals for basic human needs and domestic violence issues, advocacy for children to access school programs, and advocacy for the provision of services.
YMCA of Frederick County: $21,000 to convert Camp West Mar to an emergency shelter for homeless families and individuals who are at risk or test positive for COVID-19 and cannot return to a regular shelter environment. The program is in collaboration with Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs.