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Support an Equitable Recovery from the COVID-19 Crisis

Sharing Montgomery: Call for Ideas

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Greater Washington Community Foundation

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Deadline Date:

08/05/22 5:00 PM ET


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Grants of up to $10,000 to Maryland nonprofit organizations in eligible locations to address community needs during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis. Funding is intended to help the people and communities that have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic. Funding areas of interest include economic mobility, basic needs, and individual and community wealth building. Eligible activities benefit low-income residents in Montgomery County. One-time grants will support work this coming year, while multiyear grants will help advance long-term goals/outcomes for specific needs, populations, or geographic areas hit hardest by the pandemic.

Sharing Montgomery grants will provide flexible general operating support for work serving Montgomery County’s low-income residents. Nonprofits may apply those resources wherever the need is greatest to advance their missions. Grants to regional organizations will be earmarked to support efforts in the county.

Given needs persisting across the community, Sharing Montgomery is focused on helping the people and areas within the county that have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic. Ultimately, the Foundation seeks to align their grants and partnerships to advance their new strategic goals focused on closing the racial/ethnic wealth gap which undermines the health and stability of the entire community. Therefore, Sharing Montgomery’s grantmaking priorities for this year include:

  • Basic needs which support an equitable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic (e.g., access to resources for health and mental health, food security, housing, and interventions which help families transition from crisis to recovery).
  • Economic mobility resources that enable people to chart a pathway out of poverty (e.g., access to education, training, entrepreneurship, financial literacy, etc.).
  • Individual and Community Wealth Building opportunities which empower people with the financial and social capital needed to build wealth so they can weather crises and pursue their dreams. 

The Foundation invites applicants to speak boldly and honestly about their efforts to address systems and policies that contribute to disproportionate negative outcomes for BIPOC people and communities. To this end, they are also actively looking for opportunities to support BIPOC-led organizations and the places where they do their work.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 183812

Number of Grants:

Up to 30 one-time grant awards

Estimated Size of Grant:

Most grants will range from $5,000 to $10,000.

Term of Contract:

A limited cohort of grantees will receive multi-year grant commitments.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Community Foundation’s Sharing Montgomery initiative provides support to high-impact nonprofits serving Montgomery County’s low-income residents.

Pre-proposal Conference:

The Community Foundation’s Montgomery County office is hosting an informational webinar on Thursday, July 21 at 9:30 a.m. for nonprofits interested in applying to the Sharing Montgomery Fund.

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Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due Friday, August 5, 2022 at 5 p.m. ET.

By early October, The Community Foundation will follow up to inform nonprofits if they have been selected to submit a full proposal for funding.

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Recording of Informational Webinar held on July 21, 2022 at 9:30am ET:

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Contact Olivia Hsu, Donor Services Associate

Greater Washington Community Foundation
1325 G Street NW, Suite 480
Washington, DC 20005

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USA: Maryland: Montgomery County

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