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The Community Foundation of Frederick County Maryland, Inc.

For Good. Forever. For Frederick County

Frederick, MD   |  www.FrederickCountyGives.org

Mission

The Community Foundation is dedicated to connecting people who care with causes that matter to enrich the quality of life in Frederick County now and for future generations.

Ruling year info

1987

President and CEO

Mrs. Elizabeth Y. Day

Main address

312 E Church St

Frederick, MD 21701 USA

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EIN

52-1488711

NTEE code info

Community Foundations (T31)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Community Foundation serves as a catalyst for philanthropy. It acts as a vehicle to create community support for efforts to enhance and affect positive change, and help residents who live, work, and play in Frederick County, Maryland be the best they can be. The efforts of the organization are not limited to one specific cause or problem. Through permanent funds established by generous citizens, a wide array of community needs are addressed. These include support for the arts, the environment, elder care, civic causes, youth programs, education, health and human services, basic human needs, animal welfare, historic preservation, and more. In addition, scholarships for post-secondary education and trade/technical training help residents pursue career paths that allow them to give back to their community as productive, caring citizens.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Scholarship Programs

Since 1986, the Community Foundation has been the leading source for post-secondary scholarship funding in Frederick County. Our programs support nearly every area of study imaginable, with scholarships funded by generous donors who believe in the value of education. Our scholarship programs provide support for individuals who are pursuing post-secondary education including associate, undergraduate, graduate degrees, or certifications; as well as career education scholarships for those studying to enter trade and technical fields. In addition, the Community Foundation provides music and athletic scholarships to youth ages 6 to 17.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

The Community Foundation provides discretionary and designated grants to qualified 501c3 organizations that are charitable, educational, scientific, literary or faith-based in purpose. Nonprofits must describe the program for which they are requesting support and must demonstrate how the grant will not only help achieve their goals but how the grant will positively impact the community. Final reports from each organization ensure accountability. The designated grants are disbursed annually to nonprofits as specified by the donor's fund agreement, providing the organization meets the 501c3 requirement and is in good standing. Grants support health, human services, the arts, environment, historic preservation, animal welfare, education, youth programs, elder care, and more.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups
Caregivers
Families

Where we work

Accreditations

Council on Foundations Accredited

Council on Foundations National Standards 2004

Council on Foundations National Standards 2012

Council on Foundations National Standards 2017

Council on Foundations National Standards 2018

Council on Foundations National Standards 2019

Council on Foundations National Standards 2020

Council on Foundations National Standards 2021

Council on Foundations National Standards 2022

Council on Foundations National Standards 2023

Awards

2010 Frederick County Business Ethics Award - Top Four Nominee 2010

Frederick County Business Ethics Award Program

Affiliations & memberships

Association of Fundraising Professionals - Member 2010

Association of Fundraising Professionals - Member 2011

Association of Fundraising Professionals - Member 2012

Association of Fundraising Professionals - Member 2013

Association of Fundraising Professionals - Member 2014

Association of Fundraising Professionals - Member 2015

Association of Fundraising Professionals - Member 2016

Association of Fundraising Professionals - Member 2017

Association of Fundraising Professionals - Member 2018

Association of Fundraising Professionals - Member 2019

Association of Fundraising Professionals - Member 2020

Association of Fundraising Professionals - Member 2021

Association of Fundraising Professionals - Member 2022

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Shown in millions of dollars, total grant amount based on cash out during fiscal year which is July 1 through June 30. Grants include competitive, designated, and scholarships.

Number of overall donors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

The total number of donors who have made a gift during the fiscal year, which runs from July 1 - June 30.

Total number of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Grant Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The total number of grants awarded during the fiscal year which runs from July 1 through June 30. This includes strategic and impact grants, it does not include scholarships.

Number of students who receive scholarship funds and/or tuition assistance

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Scholarship Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The number of students who received scholarships through the organization's general scholarship program during the fiscal year, which runs July 1 through June 30.

Total number of funds held.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total number of funds managed at the close of the fiscal year, including unrestricted, designated, donor advised, scholarship, field of interest, agency and fiscal sponsorship.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Community Foundation of Frederick County’s ultimate goal is to enhance Frederick County, Maryland now and for future generations. It has a focus on both the current and long-term needs of the community. Through its leadership and synergy in addressing community issues, it helps eliminate barriers to success.

The Community Foundation creates permanent funds that benefit Frederick County, Maryland now and in the future. Generous donors create endowed or quasi-endowed funds with a minimum $25,000 gift and determine the fund’s purpose based on the current and future needs of the community, as well as the causes that are important to them.

The Community Foundation has a 34-year proven track record of administering funds and addressing community needs. More than $86 million has been given back to the community since its inception in 1986 in the form of grants to nonprofits and scholarships to deserving students. Its 24-member volunteer board of trustees represents a broad cross-section of the community and acts as the governing body. Its professional staff are experts in current planned giving techniques, grantmaking, and strategic investments to create maximum impact. In 2011, the Community Foundation released its first Frederick County Human Needs Assessment Report, an independent study identifying the most pressing needs in Frederick County. This data-driven report provided the groundwork on which the Community Foundation based its strategic grantmaking. This report was updated in January 2019, with this new information continuing to shape the Community Foundation’s response in addressing these needs through grantmaking, leadership, collaboration, and advocacy. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Community Foundation again updated its Human Needs Assessment in 2022.

Since 1986, $86 million has been given back to the community in grants to nonprofits and scholarships to deserving students. In FY2022, $6.3 million was awarded in grants to nonprofits. Donor support for scholarships has allowed the scholarship program to expand from traditional 2-year and 4-year programs to include those working towards masters and doctorate degrees, as well as career/trades training. What’s next? The Community Foundation launched its unrestricted endowment campaign in June 2019 to establish a flexible and sizeable endowment fund to prepare for the future. Grants from the Forever Frederick County funds are helping address the most pressing issues in our community now and as they evolve and change over time. Preparedness is key, and the Forever Frederick County funds help ensure that solutions can be achieved more quickly. Grantmaking is currently driven by data from both the 2018 and updated 2022 Frederick County Human Needs Assessment Reports, which identified three areas of strategic focus: supporting families with children, preparing for an aging population, and responding to substance use disorder; and three areas of elevated importance: affordable housing, mental health and alleviating disparities in service delivery. The board of trustees is committed to being proactive in its approach to use available funding wisely and most impactfully. Additionally, the Community Foundation continues to reach out to individuals, families, businesses, civic groups, faith-based organizations, and more to build its permanent component funds so that grant and scholarship support for Frederick County is ensured for future generations.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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The Community Foundation of Frederick County Maryland, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 04/17/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ian Bartman, Esq.

Beatrice Reaver

Emmitsburg Glass Company

Kimberly Smith Chaney

Kimberly S. Chaney, CPA LLC

Detric Kemp

Conklyn & Kemp

Ashleigh Kiggans

MacRo Commercial Real Estate

Rachel I. Mandel, M.D.

Frederick Memorial Hopsital

James D. Summers, CPA

Taitia Elliott

Frederick County Bank

Alejandro Canadas

Mount Saint Mary's University

Nicole Orr

Distinguished Young Women of Frederick County

Darryn Naylin, Pharm D.

Hillcrest Compounding Pharmacy

Jean M. Joyce, CFP

Morgan Stanley

Elizabeth Y. Day

Community Foundation

Gordon M. Cooley

First United Bank & Trust

Ian Bartman

Offit Kurman, P.A.

Veronica Lowe

Maryland Transit Administration

Linda Morgan

Support Unlimited Inc.

Richard Pearrell

Woodsboro Bank

Carlos Arze

Carmen Hernandez, M.D.

Patti Maluchnik

Paul Rose, Esq.

Louanne Welgoss

RaeAnn Butler

Jennifer Clingan

Earl Robbins

Shawn Wolf

Outside Force

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/17/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

No data

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/17/2024

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.