Montgomery County, Maryland & Sussex County, Delaware
Most importantly, be sure to follow all of the very specific guidelines. Be sure to submit it on time, and provide thorough answers to all the questions. Most effective applications:
That will be determined, in part, by the number and quality of the applications submitted, as well as the amount awarded per grant. The total amount of funding allocated for FACES is $50,000 annually.
Grant requests may be made in the amounts of $2500 or $5000. Grants will only be awarded in these amounts, therefore, if you only need $2000 for your project, you should indicate what the remaining $500 would be used for, for example general operating support.
Montgomery County, Maryland: Yes, the organization must be located in Montgomery County, Maryland.
Sussex County, Delaware:Yes, the organization must be located in Sussex County, Delaware.
There are no strict rules on this, but our intention is for a FACES grant to be applied to a program or project being undertaken in the short-term. Remember that a grant report will be due six months after the monies are received. An extension can be granted (a few months) for programs that have not been completed by the six-month deadline.
Religious organizations for direct religious work are prohibited from receiving grants.
For any purpose that makes the biggest difference for your group and the community’s impact.
Yes. Most projects involve paying people, rent, or other overhead costs. We understand that these expenses will be factored into your request and will be explained. Be sure to give us the “big picture” about how the grant will further your organization’s mission.
No, and no. All applications must be submitted online by the deadline posted.
No, although if you are facing a challenge grant or would launch one, please explain that in your application.
No. As long as your organization meets the criteria, you are welcome to apply. Previous grant winners at all levels are encouraged to apply.
Yes. If you serve a different community and have a different staff and Board, you are welcome to apply.
The areas seem broad and it could fit into several categories…. Arts/Culture – arts/culture programming such as film festivals, theatre productions, gallery showings, music festivals, as well as dance classes, art classes, etc. Education/Environment – education programming such as nutrition programs, after-school programming, camp expenses, recreation programs, “Girl Scouts”, PTA, etc. Environment may include such things as testing water for safety, building nature trails, tracking wildlife, developing a nature center, etc. Education programs do not have to be environmental, and the environmental requests do not need to be educational. Health & Human Services – this category may encompass medical services, nutrition classes, food banks, homeless shelters, drug rehabilitation, domestic violence prevention programs, transportation for services, therapy, work training, etc. Animal Welfare – spaying cats/dogs; animal shelter and rescue; prevention of animal cruelty, etc. Housing – this may include homeless shelters, transitional housing, building homes, equipment for construction of housing, etc. Capacity Building – assisting nonprofits in securing the professional, timely assistance they need to enhance organizational capacity and address important issues of organizational development and effectiveness.
Montgomery County, Maryland: If your organization is applying for a FACES of Montgomery County grant, you may not apply if your total organization budget exceeds $750,000.
Sussex County, Delaware: If your organization is applying for a FACES of Sussex County grant, you may not apply if your total organization budget exceeds $500,000.
The grant report may be as simple as an emailed letter stating what the funds were used for, how many people participated, the impact of the grant on the organization and/or community, etc. If funds were used to make a purchase, we ask that you include a copy of the receipt of the purchase. Reports may also include copies of any press you received regarding the project, and any reports/brochures, etc. the Carl M. Freeman Foundation may be referenced in.