Community Foundation of Carroll County, Inc. (CFCC) is a public
charity consisting of a permanent collection of funds supported
by the general public and serving Carroll County. We are politically
independent and nonsectarian. The CFCC serves the entire community
by raising, managing, and distributing funds for the ever-changing
charitable needs of Carroll County, Maryland. By making effective
grants and offering leadership and support, the CFCC will enable
local citizens to generate solutions to Carroll County needs
CFCC will make grants to not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organizations
in Carroll County, Maryland and like organizations that have a substantial
presence in and that serve this Community in the areas of education,
recreation, the arts, health, social, and medical services and historic
preservation that also promote the mission and goals of the Community
Foundation of Carroll County, Inc.
CFCC seeks to identify high priority needs and opportunities where
a relatively modest amount of grant money can make a significant
difference in our community. These grants will provide start up
or short term funding for innovative and potentially replicable
projects that meet new or emerging needs or demonstrate new and
creative solutions for old ones. The CFCC also encourages projects
that will strengthen the organizational and financial operations
of agencies and thus will build their capacity to continue to provide
critically needed services in Carroll County, Maryland.
evaluating applications careful consideration is given to the following:
potential impact of the request and the number of people who will
degree to which the applicant works with or complements the services
of other organizations;
commitment and composition of the organizations Board of
extent of volunteer involvement and support for the project;
organizations fiscal responsibility and management qualifications;
possibility of the use of its grant as seed money for matching
funds from other sources;
ability of the organization to obtain additional funding to implement
the project; and
assurance from the organization of their ability to provide on
Community Foundation of Carroll County, Inc. (CFCC) supports projects,
which address an important educational need and that, may be leveraged
into partnerships with other education, business, or community groups.
NEEDS & EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION APPLICATIONS
for Excellence In Education and Community Needs Grants may be
made at any time by submitting a Community Foundation Application
request which recites:
name of the organization;
of 501(c)(3) status;
description and name of staff person in charge;
for funds and description of the need;
funding sources and partners, and;
line for the project.
Community Foundation of Carroll County, Inc. (CFCC) may request
more information in a particular situation. The CFCC may request
a site visit in any situation.
grant requests will be acknowledged
Community Foundation of Carroll County, Inc. (CFCC) can make Grants
at any time. Most are made in the Spring and Fall.
making Grant requests should clearly state the timing of their
CFCC Grants Committee reviews requests. Its recommendations are
presented to the Community Foundation of Carroll County Board
of Directors for final approval.
agency requests, successful and unsuccessful will be informed
in writing of the Board of Directors decisions.
receiving Grants are required to provide documentation within
six months of receiving a Grant from the CFCC, that the Grant
Funds were used for the purpose intended or the Agency may provide
a progress report with an estimated date of completion. Failure
to comply will disqualify an Agency from receiving future Grants
from the Community Foundation of Carroll County, Inc.
CFCC has over one million dollars in Scholarships available to graduating
students in Carroll County. Criteria and applications are provided
to each high school in Carroll County and where appropriate to private
and home-schooled students.
for scholarships held by the CFCC are published each January and
are available at all Carroll County High Schools. Home-schooled
and privately schooled students may call the CFCC office at 410-876-5505
dates for applications vary and are clearly defined in the application.
Scholarship committees review applications and make recommendations
to the CFCC Board of Directors who make the final decisions.
receiving multiple year scholarships are required to provide academic
transcripts at the end of each school year before checks for the
coming school year will be issued.
Community Foundation of Carroll County, Inc. does not make grants