Save the Date: Grant Workshop is Wednesday, August 5

The College Park Community Foundation (CPCF) will open it’s next grant application in July 2015. If you are a nonprofit or charitable organization serving College Park, we invite you attend our grant workshop on Wednesday, August 5, 7:00 p.m. at the Old Parish House (4711 Knox Road). At the workshop, we will review the details of the RFP, identify grant writing best practices, and work with potential applicants to identify viable projects that meet the goals of our grant program.

Organizations which may be interested in applying for grant funding or would like to reserve a spot at our workshop should fill out this short questionnaire:

CPCF is a component fund of the Community Foundation of the National Capital Region. Our grantmaking philosophy rests on two principles: sustainability and accountability. CPCF grants are intended to build the capacity of nonprofit organizations to provide services in College Park. Criteria for projects looks at how the proposed use of funds will improve the organization’s long-term viability. Our board works closely with you before and after award to ensure that the funds spent support these goals.

We expect the full grant package for the 2015 application to be available in July 2015. In the meantime, you can visit our grants page to get more information about our grant process and previous grantees.

#CollegePark5KSeries: That’s a Wrap

The results are in! Runners in the College Park Mother’s Day 5K can see their results here, from our partners at Blue Point Timing:

The Mother’s Day 5K was the third and final race in the College Park 5K Series. College Park Community Foundation is proud to have partnered with UMD’s Office of Community Engagement and Campus Recreation Services to bring you this three event series. We appreciated the opportunity to bring together the College Park campus and community to promote health, wellness, and community building!

Picture collage showing CPCF board chair Tricia Homer holding balloons; runner Omar G. N. winning the Mother's Day 5K; Board Chair Tricia with OCE Director Gloria Aparicio Blackwell and College Park Mayor Andy Fellows; and Javazen and MOM's Organic Market providing refreshments to race participants.The Mother’s Day 5K had 119 runners and more than 30 volunteers–we appreciate everyone who came out. We would also like to once again thank our generous financial sponsors and in-kind donors: The City of College Park, North College Park Citizens Association, Berwyn District Civic Association, MOM’s Organic MarketREI, and Road ID.

Stay tuned for more pictures from this great event, and we hope to see you back next year!