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In partnership with donors, CFAAC is building a permanent endowment whose earnings will be reinvested in the community year after year. As the endowment grows, so does our ability to provide support for essential community efforts.

The Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County is celebrating 25 years as a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3), publicly supported philanthropic organization with the long-term goal of building permanent funds that provide support to local nonprofit organizations through grants and special projects. Our mission is to inspire and promote giving in Anne Arundel County by connecting people who care with causes that matter. Established in 1998, CFAAC is one of the largest funders of nonprofit organizations in Anne Arundel County. CFAAC distributes nearly $4 to $6 million annually. 

CFAAC Grant Opportunities

Help Our Neighbors (HON) Fund: CFAAC provides grants to local nonprofits that assist individuals and families in need by providing emergency assistance, such as covering immediate living expenses like paying rent to prevent eviction, utilities to prevent shut-off, fees for transportation to work or car repair, or for essential medication and medical care to return to or maintain their health. Learn more about Help Our Neighbors.
Cycle 1 Application Open: February 19, 2024 | Deadline: March 29, 2024 | Award Size: up to $2,500 | Awards in April 2024
Cycle 2 Application Open: October 2, 2024 | Deadline: November 3, 2024 | Award Size: up to $2,500 | Awards in December 2024

Fund for Anne Arundel: The Fund for Anne Arundel was created to help meet critical needs and improve the quality of life for all county residents, now and in the future. In 2024, the Fund for Anne Arundel will make grants to programs that prioritize the health of children and families. This includes access to physical, mental, and behavioral health programs.  Learn more about Fund For Anne Arundel.
Application Open: March 18, 2024 | Deadline: April 26, 2024 at 6:00 PM EST | Award Size: $25,000 to $50,000 | Awards in July 2024

Grants 4 Teachers: Grants 4 Teachers funds highly creative ideas that otherwise would be impossible to implement in the classroom due to school system funding constraints. We want to help fund teachers' creative ideas to stimulate and inspire our students’ learning. Learn more about Grants 4 Teachers.
Application Open: May 20, 2024 | Deadline: September 27, 2024 | Award Size: Up to $500 | Awards in October 2024

Environment Anne Arundel Fund: Grants from the Environment Anne Arundel Fund will be used to support Anne Arundel County nonprofit organizations working to protect and improve the environment in Anne Arundel County and the Chesapeake Bay. Learn more about the Environment Anne Arundel Fund. 
Application Open: June 10, 2024 | Deadline: July 26, 2024 | Award Size: $3,000 to $5,000 | Awards in September 2024

Women and Girls Fund: Grants from the Women and Girls Fund will be used to support nonprofits that help women and girls pursue positive, productive lives by helping remove barriers for women and girls, increase their economic security, enhance their well-being and safety, and empower them to make positive life decisions for themselves and their families. Learn more about the Women and Girls Fund.
Application Open: July 15, 2024 | Deadline: August 23, 2024 | Award Size: $3,000 to $5,000 | Awards in October 2024

Community Crisis Response Fund: The Community Crisis Response Fund was established to provide flexible financial assistance to Anne Arundel County nonprofits immediately following a violent incident, natural disaster or other crisis in our community. For this phase of grantmaking, grants will be awarded to nonprofit organizations that provide human services and emergency assistance, as well as health/mental health and educational resources. Also included will be funding for advocacy and/or community organizing projects focused on improving systems for food security, violence prevention, medical care access, childcare, and education. Learn more about the Community Crisis Response Fund.

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Donor Directed Grants

More than half of CFAAC's grant dollars awarded each year are at the recommendation of donors, through Donor Advised Funds, Giving Circles, and Scholarships. Our knowledgeable staff assists donors in making informed decisions about the organizations and projects that best match their philanthropic goals.

For more information about any of our grant programs and opportunities, please don’t hesitate to contact a member of our staff at 410.280.1102