Community Foundation of Harford County awards mini-grants

  • Barbara Fey, director of the Wilson Ministry Center's Getting There Ride Share program, and client Betty Jones of Darlington demonstrate how the mini-grant provided by the Community Foundation of Harford County will be used.
Barbara Fey, director of the Wilson Ministry Center's… (Photo courtesy of Community…)

The Community Foundation of Harford County, through its various funds, recently awarded nearly $3,300 in mini-grants to nonprofits in the community.

The Ann K. Gaumond Fund awarded $500 to SARC for the purchase of a sand table and supplies for a counseling program for children. Christian Childcare Center of Whiteford received $360 for the purchase of two cribs. Havre de Grace Maritime Museum was awarded $300 for the purchase of materials for the Hands-On Kid's Corner exhibit. LASOS received $200 to support the female youth mentoring program.

The Anne and John Gessner Fund awarded Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna $467 for the purchase of a carbon monoxide tester for building and rehab programs.

The Harford Community Fund presented $300 to FCCAU to support the Emergency Motel Night Fund; $250 to the Homecoming Project to purchase fresh produce for residents; and $100 to Wilson Ministry Center in support of the Getting There Ride Share program.

The Andrew and Jayne Klein Family Fund awarded $500 to Harford Community Action Agency to purchase a laptop computer for the Road to Success program.

Sadie's Fund presented $300 to The Humane Society of Harford County for the Healthy Felines program.

"By providing mini-grant awards, Community Foundation of Harford County can help nonprofits with specific projects that make a difference in the work they do every day," said Tamara W. Zavislan, executive director of the foundation. "The mini-grants come from various funds managed by the Community Foundation of Harford County, from those that are unrestricted, donor-advised or field-of-interest funds. Combined, they make a direct and positive impact on the services that Harford County nonprofits provide to improve the quality of life in our community."

Community Foundation of Harford County (CFHC) 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. Since 2009, CFHC has awarded more than $136,000 in grants to Harford County nonprofit organizations. CFHC is one of 14 community foundations in Maryland and one of 700 across the country.

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