Apply for a Community Foundation Grant!

We are officially launching our inaugural round of grantmaking. Nonprofit organizations that serve the citizens of College Park are encouraged to apply (documents available for download here).

Potential applicants will have the opportunity to attend a workshop guiding them through the application procedure, at which they will learn about the College Park Community Foundation, its goals and vision, and meet members of the Board of Directors. The workshop will take place October 16th at 7pm at the Special Events Room at McKeldin Library on the University of Maryland campus. Applicants who are unable to attend the grant application workshop will also have the opportunity to meet with members of the Board individually to obtain more information.

Our grants are intended to build the capacity of nonprofit organizations that provide services to residents of College Park. Applicants do not need to be certified as tax-exempt under federal nonprofit regulations, but all projects must serve a charitable purpose.

Each applicant will be eligible to request a grant amount of between $250 and $1000. Projects that align with the Foundation’s priority service areas – education, quality of life,  and community building – will be granted additional points in the scoring of applications. Additional details on each of these areas is part of the grant application packet. Completed applications will be due on November 2, 2013.

 For more information, please contact Richard Morrson at