Carl M. Freeman Foundation Announces Grant Opportunity for Small Montgomery County Nonprofits

Rockville, MD –The Carl M. Freeman Foundation is proud to announce the opening of grant opportunities for nonprofit organizations located in Montgomery County, MD. Financial support is available through the FACES (Freeman Assists Communities with Extra Support) Grants Program, which targets smaller organizations that are often overlooked by funders. Grant awards are available at $10,000, $5,000, and $2,500 for a total grant award fund of $100,000.

The grant cycle will open on Aug. 2, and applications are due by Sept. 2 at 5 p.m. A virtual “Meet the Funder” workshop will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 1:30 p.m. This workshop will provide an overview of the FACES grant process as well as the online application portal. To register for the virtual workshop, visit Those with questions about the application process may contact Lindsay Richard at 302-483-7639 or Winners will be announced in December.

“The FACES grant program is designed to fund the smaller nonprofits with operating budgets of $750,000 or less where a $10,000 or $5,000 grant can really have a significant impact. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to fund the small nonprofits that directly serve the Montgomery County community,” said Patti Grimes, Executive Director of the Carl M. Freeman Foundation.

The FACES program utilizes an advisory board composed entirely of citizens who live or work in Montgomery County. Typically, these people are community leaders, activists, former or current elected officials, and nonprofit executives. Advisory board members evaluate the applications and recommend where funding should be awarded based on the needs and priorities of the community. Grant guidelines and applications can be found on

The Carl M. Freeman Foundation commits its time, talent and treasure to facilitate, support and promote innovative community-based leadership and giving. We seek to honor our founders’ legacies and passions by endorsing excellence and leveraging resources. Generally, we limit donations to communities where the customers, employees, and vendors of Carl M. Freeman Companies work, live, and play.

Please visit for more information about the Carl M. Freeman Foundation.