The Women’s Giving Circle of Frederick County awarded 33 grants totaling $220,000 to 22 area nonprofits serving women and children This is in addition to $20,000 in special COVID-19 emergency funding granted earlier this year.

The 2020 grants bring the Women’s Giving Circle grant total to $1,894,515 since the first grants were awarded in 2007 in support of our mission to provide programs and services promoting self-sufficiency for women and those who depend on them.

For more information about the Women’s Giving Circle Grants program, see

The following nonprofits received grants:

• Advocates for Homeless Families received a $4,000 grant to provide emergency financial assistance to prevent homelessness and avoid energy shutoff and a $4,000 grant to provide or maintain reliable transportation and childcare.

• Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County received a $10,000 grant to provide summer child care scholarships to children of single mothers.

• Centro Hispano de Frederick received a $4,000 grant for their “Entre Mujeres” Self-Sufficiency program for limited English proficiency women and mothers.

• Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership received a $4,000 grant to provide higher education assistance to women who have incarceration in their lives, and a $2,000 grant for respite support of caregivers of children impacted by incarceration.

• City Youth Matrix received a $2,000 grant to support families at the ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) level in providing extra-curricular activities for youth and network/support for family empowerment.

• Daybreak Adult Care Services received a $9,000 grant to provide respite services to women caring for an aging parent or spouse.

• February Star Sanctuary received a $4,000 grant to give women facing domestic violence or a housing crisis the ability to have their beloved cat(s) temporarily placed in foster care.

• Frederick Community College Foundation received a $7,000 grant for its Allied Health Academy to assist unemployed or under-employed women seeking to acquire training in an allied health field, a $5,000 grant for Project Forward Step to reduce financial barriers for low-income single mothers and displaced women enrolled in classes, and a $5,000 grant for the Parents Lead program to provide childcare while low-income mothers are pursuing associates degrees.

• Frederick Rescue Mission Inc. received a $10,000 grant for its Faith House Program in support of case management services to homeless mothers and children, a $5,000 grant for the Faith House Transitional Living Program, and a $3,000 grant to support the Faith House food distribution center for women in need.

• Habitat for Humanity received a $10,000 grant to provide home repairs for low-income female-headed households.

• Housing Authority of the City of Frederick received a $5,000 grant to help women heal from past trauma in order to move forward, and a $10,000 grant to remove transportation obstacles that impact women’s ability to be successful in pursuing opportunities.

• Literacy Council of Frederick County Inc. received a $5,000 grant to support literacy programs for women in low-wage jobs.

• Mission of Mercy Inc. received a $10,000 grant to provide medications and a $9,000 grant to provide dental care for uninsured and under-insured women

• Planned Parenthood of Maryland received a $5,000 grant to provide STI screenings and treatments to women living at or below 250 percent of the federal poverty level.

• Second Chances Garage received a $10,000 grant in support of the low-cost vehicle repair program for women, and a $10,000 grant to provide refurbished vehicles to economically vulnerable women.

• Seton Center Inc. received a $6,000 grant in support of the DePaul Dental Women’s program to provide dental services to uninsured, low-income women, and a $7,000 grant to support the cost of dentures or partials for uninsured, low-income women.

• Spanish Speaking Community of Maryland received an $2,000 grant to educate and support mothers of children who attend Frederick County Public Schools who are victims of abuse and/or are low-income to help build self-sufficiency and invoke their legal rights.

• Student Homelessness Initiative Partnership (SHIP) received an $10,000 grant to provide emergency housing for unaccompanied young women age 15-19.

• Team H.O.P.E., Inc received a $10,000 grant to provide free 3-D mammograms, sonograms, clinical breast exams and other breast health procedures to uninsured and under-insured women.

• The Monocacy Foundation received a $5,000 grant to support education, health and wellness services to 20 single women and their children in Frederick Community.

• The Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs received a $10,000 grant for eviction and utility interruption prevention for women and their families, and a $10,000 grant to help provide emergency shelter and case management support for homeless women with children.

• Woman to Woman Mentoring Inc. received an $8,000 grant to match six ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) women with a mentor to participate in W2WM’s CORE program.

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