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The Fund for Community Healing Application

The Fund for Community Healing
Established in honor of the Victims and Families of the Capital Gazette Tragedy

The Fund for Community Healing was created out of the generosity of individual donors, businesses, and foundations in response to the tragic shooting at the Capital Gazette news office on June 28, 2018. The Fund was established in honor of the Capital Gazette newspaper employees and their families, and grants will be awarded to organizations that can provide opportunities for our community to heal and grow.

Call for applications:

The Fund for Community Healing will focus its grantmaking in the following priority giving areas that pertain to community healing and crisis prevention:

  • Trauma counseling programs
  • Crisis response programs
  • Crisis prevention and intervention programs
  • Mental and behavioral health programs
  • Creating and/or maintaining a physical memorial to the victims of the Capital Gazette tragedy

The Fund for Community Healing will award three to five one-time grants between $10,000 and $30,000.

An organization may file only one application. To be eligible to apply, organizations must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Have a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt designation from the Internal Revenue Service that has been active for 2 years as of January 1, 2020;
  • Be in good standing with the Maryland Department of Assessment and Taxation;
  • Be in compliance with the Maryland Secretary of State Charitable Organization Registration Requirements.


The original application deadline for this grant was April 15th. However, given the current crisis surrounding COVID-19, we have suspended applications for the grant and the deadline postponed. We will announce here and through our newsletter when the grant applications will re-open and a new funding date is established. Any application will also remain in draft form and available to complete at that time. 

QUESTIONS: See under Nonprofits/Grants, or email/call Kristen Krall