Women’s Giving Circle Provides $190,000 in Grants

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Recipients were 22 area nonprofits serving women and children

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The Women’s Giving Circle of Frederick County announces that 35 grants totaling $190,000 have been presented to 22 area nonprofits serving women and children. The grants were presented during the 12th annual tea held in June. The Women’s Giving Circle of Frederick County Fund is one of more than 690 component funds of The Community Foundation of Frederick County.

The new grants bring the Women’s Giving Circle grant total to $1,446,500 since the first grants were provided in 2006 in support of its mission to provide programs and services promoting self-sufficiency for women and those who depend on them. The 325 member organization welcomes new people at any time. Kimberly S. Chaney, who recently became the Women’s Giving Circle chairperson, encourages those interested in membership to visit http://www.FrederickWGC.org for more information.

The following nonprofits received grants:

Advocates for Homeless Families received a $4,000 grant to provide assistance accessing permanent housing or avoid energy shutoff, a $4,000 grant to provide or maintain reliable transportation and childcare, and a $500 grant for its urban gardens program.

Care Net Pregnancy Center of Frederick received a $2,900 grant to provide safe and age appropriate car seats to Frederick County women, and a $3,000 grant for diapers and wipes for mothers with financial need.

Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership received a $2,000 grant to provide higher education assistance to women who have incarceration in their lives, and a $1,000 grant to provide women inmates leaving the Detention Center with resources that will lead them toward success.

The Federated Charities Corporation of Frederick received a $2,500 grant to support pro-health activities for women in public housing who receive SNAP benefits.

The Frederick Center received a $2,500 grant to support a licensed social worker and group for women parenting transgender youth.

Frederick Community College Foundation received a $6,500 grant for its Allied Health Academy to assist unemployed or under-employed women seeking to acquire training in an allied health field, and a $5,000 grant for Project Forward Step to reduce financial barriers for low-income single mothers and displaced women enrolled in classes.

Frederick Rescue Mission, Inc. received a $10,000 grant to support the Faith House Program to provide support to homeless mothers and children, and a $2,000 grant to support its food distribution center for women in need.

Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County received a $4,300 grant to help provide a home ownership opportunity.

Heartly House received a $10,000 grant to provide medical accompaniment and advocacy for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.

Housing Authority of the City of Frederick received a $5,400 grant to provide women with refurbished computers and internet access, and a $8,000 grant to provide childcare and transportation to women improving their lives through education and employment.

Interfaith Housing Alliance received a $7,000 grant in support of its Self Sufficiency Counseling initiative that teaches women effective financial management.

Literacy Council of Frederick County, Inc. received a $3,000 grant to support programs for improving literacy and financial stability for women and their families.

Marriage Resource Center of Frederick County received a $4,000 grant to support its evidence-based relational skill building program for nonprofits that help vulnerable women create a safer environment.

Mental Health Association of Frederick County received a $3,000 grant in support of its Parent Coach program to support caregivers and families re-establishing relationships, and a $10,000 grant in support of its Healthy Families Frederick program to improve parenting skills.

Mission of Mercy, Inc. received a $2,300 grant to provide medical services to uninsured and underinsured women with hypertension and heart disease, a $2,300 grant to provide uninsured and underinsured medications for women with diabetes, a $2,300 grant to provide general medications for uninsured and underinsured women, and a $6,000 grant for dental care for uninsured and underinsured women.

Partners In Care received a $10,000 grant to better serve older women by focusing on personal needs such as member advocacy, health, wellness, and safety concerns.

Planned Parenthood of Maryland received a $8,000 grant to provide reproductive health care screenings, tests and treatments to women living at or below poverty level.

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 $7,000 grant to help provide emergency shelter and case management support for homeless women with children.

Second Chances Garage received a $5,000 grant in support of the low-cost vehicle repair program for women, and a $10,000 grant to provide refurbished vehicles for women.

Seton Center, Inc. received a $10,000 grant in support of the DePaul Dental Women’s program to provide dental screenings and services to low income women.

Spanish Speaking Community of Maryland received a $10,000 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.

Wells House at Gale Recovery received an $6,500 grant in support of drug and alcohol recovery and employment services for women.

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