2016 Grant Recipients

CPCF is pleased to announce $9,035 in grants to 10 nonprofit organizations.

B-Roll Media & Arts | $1,000 
B-Roll Media and Arts provides free media arts training to youth whose financial situations limit their access. This grant will provide a Macbook Pro to be used in creation of storyboards, as well as pre and post production tasks.

College Park Arts Exchange | $500 
College Park Chorale and Chamber Singers, led by director Allison Hughes, is an adult community choir that meets weekly and performs several times each year with around fifty adults in the main ensemble, with some more experienced singers participating in a select chamber group. A grant from CPCF will help fund rehearsal space after the group’s regular rent-free rehearsal space was temporarily closed for renovations.

College Park Scholars Science Technology and Society Program (STS) | $1,000 The STS program provides an after school robotics program for 9 Prince George’s County Public Schools in the area near the University of Maryland, College Park.  With a grant from CPCF, STS will purchase lego kits that will provide more robotics resources for local STEM education events and allow the program to expand to an additional partner school.

Congregations United for Compassion and Empowerment (CUCE) | $1,000
The Homeless Day Center is a new project that is scheduled to begin October 3, 2016 to provide a low barrier center with services to the most vulnerable members of our community. The Homeless Day Center will expand the Warm Nights and Safe Haven winter shelter programs, which provides shelter from 7PM to 7AM. The grant from CPCF will provide computers in the Center for people to seek additional services, create resumes and complete online job applications.

Hispanic Parents Support Group | $1,000
With a grant from CPCF, the Hispanic Parents Support Group will purchase tablets for children to use for homework help and assignments. The tablets will also be used by parents in the support group to learn Prince George’s County Public School’s SchoolMax online system for monitoring their children’s academic progress and attendance.

National Museum of Language (NML) | $1,000
NML will purchase equipment and public relations/advertising items such as signage and portable exhibit materials, which will allow NML to participate in events such as College Park Day, Maryland Day, and other outdoor opportunities with neighboring communities.  The portable PA system and projector provides equipment that is often not provided at most free community events.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors | $1,000
Neighbors Helping Neighbors is a volunteer organization that provides assistance for seniors and others in need including in-house visits, handy work, snow removal, and other services. This grant will provide professional training for the volunteers as the group starts its first year.

Nonprofit Prince George’s County (24/7) | $1,000
Nonprofit Prince George’s County (formerly the Human Services Coalition of Prince George’s County) is a coalition of human services professionals who want to build relationships and improve services for county residents.  This grant will provide funding for brochures in Spanish about the Services 24/7 program.

Parkrun College Park | $1,000
With support from a CPCF grant, Parkrun will establish a weekly, timed but non-competitive 5k parkrun event in College Park. Parkrun originally started in the UK, and now around 100,000 people around the world take part in parkrun every week. Parkrun College Park, launching October 15th, will be the seventh parkrun location in the United States.

The Clarice | $535
In partnership with the The Clarice, the National Orchestral Institute+Festival (NOI+F) will present three community concerts in College Park, to be held at Hollywood Elementary School, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, and either Spellman House or Attick Towers. The concerts are part of The Clarice’s commitment to making arts accessible for residents in the five mile radius around the University of Maryland Campus.