Grant Impact Stories

The positive and lasting impact that grants of all shapes and sizes have on Frederick County is huge! Below is a sampling of recent grants and the organizations and programs they have benefited.

2nd Chances Garage

Second Chances Garage

Second Chances Garage, a nonprofit that provides vehicles and vehicle repairs to qualifying residents of Frederick County, received a grant from unrestricted funds to purchase an automotive lift and a spring compressor. The equipment has not only made the mechanic’s work more efficient, it has also increased safety levels.

Arc Bakery

The Arc at Market Street

A grant from The H.B. and Thelma Duvall Fund for The Arc at Market Street provided support to Marcia’s Bakery at The Arc at Market Street which helps clients learn real-world culinary and retail skills, through its job training programs for people with developmental disabilities.

Baker Park Bench Restoration

Baker Park

A historic part of Baker Park, the Culler Memorial Bench was dedicated in 1940 in honor of Lloyd C. Culler who served as Mayor of Frederick from 1922 through 1931, and 1934 through 1940. The bench was badly in need of repair, and Friends of Baker Park received a grant from The Parks Field of Interest Fund that funded a design and engineering assessment of the bench so that it could be restored.

Calvary Weekday School

The Weekday School

The Weekday School at Calvary United Methodist Church in downtown Frederick supports school-readiness through programs that promote social and emotional development, language and literacy, math, science, social studies, and more. A grant from The Charles V. and Louise D. Main Endowment Fund provided tuition support for six preschool children.

CASA Advocates

CASA Advocates

Mental Health Association of Frederick County received a grant from The Bar Association of Frederick County Justice for All Fund in support of the CASA of Frederick County program. CASA, which stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates, trains volunteers to assist children who are abused and neglected reach safe, permanent homes. Pictured are one of the groups of volunteers after being sworn-in for their duties.

Drunk Busters Cart - Petronchak

Drunk Busters

Frederick Community College Foundation received a grant from The Garrett R. Petronchak Memorial Fund in support of the college’s Police Science Program for Education and Alcohol Training. With the grant, a Drunk Busters pedal kart and impairment goggles were purchased and used by City of Frederick Police for educational training and community events.



A grant from unrestricted funds purchased an electrocardiograph (EKG) machine that allows Frederick Community Action Agency’s (FCAA) Community Health Clinic to perform in-house tests. FCAA staff participated in training to learn the machine’s set-up and use.

Headstart Art Start Delplaine

Head Start

Children in the Head Start program visited The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center for its ArtStart program and learned basic art concepts around color, movement, motion, and more. The activities heightened sensory awareness and provided opportunity for experimentation, both of which contributed to each child’s school-readiness. The Delaplaine received a grant from The Children and Youth Strategic Initiatives Fund.

Waverly Girls

Waverley Girls

Girls on the Run received a grant from unrestricted funds to fund its running program for 60 girls from Waverley Elementary and Hillcrest Elementary. The ten-week curriculum combined training for a 5K event with lessons from trained coaches that inspired the girls to make health lifestyle choices, become independent thinkers, and enhance their problem solving skills.

Clean Water Canvassers

Clean Water Frederick

In an effort to raise county-wide awareness about the health of the Monocacy River, Potomac Conservancy canvassers for “Clean Water Frederick” went door-to-door in targeted neighborhoods to talk with residents about clean water issues, ways to be involved, and solutions they can implement in their homes. A grant from The Walter W. and Catharine Prentiss Plummer Endowment Fund supported this effort.

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