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

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.

The grant cycle will open on Aug. 5, and applications are due by Sept. 5 at 5 p.m. The winners will be announced in December. As well, a Meet the Funder Workshop will take place at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, at the Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring. This workshop will focus on the E-Grant system, which is used during the FACES grant application process. Those with questions about the application process may contact Lindsay Richard at 302-436-3015 or Applicants should apply online at between Aug. 5 and Sept. 7.

“So often, particularly in a community as large as Montgomery County, small nonprofits are overshadowed by larger, more well-known organizations. The FACES grant program is designed to find the smaller nonprofits with operating budgets of $750,000 or less where a $5,000 grant can really have a significant impact,” 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.

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