Community Foundation of Harford County awards mini-grants

October 10, 2011

The Community Foundation of Harford County has awarded $2,000 in mini-grants to the following nonprofit organizations: The Center for the Performing and Visual Arts, $250 for the purchase of a computer and software; Chesapeake Therapeutic Riding, $250 for annual horse vaccines; Faith Communities & Civic Agencies United, $250 for emergency motel-bed nights for people who are homeless and are unable to utilize the emergency shelter; Family and Children's Services of Central Maryland of Harford County, $350 for professional training for therapists working in the trauma-based treatment center; Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna, $500 to purchase a compressor; The Homecoming Project, $400 for urinalysis kits for use by Homecoming Project clients.

In addition, $2,000 in mini-grants were awarded from the following Community Foundation endowed funds: Ann K. Gaumond Fund, Greater Excellence in Education Foundation, $500 for support of the 2011 Finding Your Future Education Conference; Inner County Outreach, $250 to support youth project to beautify local community areas in Aberdeen; LASOS, $250 for parent literacy support services; Andrew and Jayne Klein Family Fund, Village at Lakeview Neighborhood Network Community Center, $500 for purchase of kitchen equipment to support the VALNNCC meals program; Anne and John Gessner Fund, Harford Community Action Agency, $500 to support the Road to Success project, providing reliable transportation for work.

"Mini-grants are awarded by the foundation to help with specific projects and general operating costs at nonprofits throughout the county," said Tamara W. Zavislan, executive director of the foundation. "Thanks to unrestricted gifts and donor funds, the foundation can have a positive impact on the lives of many Harford County residents."

Community Foundation of Harford County is a nonprofit organization supported by the community through donations, enabling individuals, families and businesses to leave a legacy to benefit the causes about which they care. Charitable gifts are used to make Harford County stronger through grant-making to local nonprofits and through scholarships. Community Foundation of Harford County is one of 14 community foundations in Maryland and one of 700 across the country. More information about Community Foundation of Harford County can be found at

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