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73 Local Nonprofits Receive $2 Million in Community Support Grants

73 Local Nonprofits Receive  Million in Community Support Grants

ANNAPOLIS, MD. – Yesterday, Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman and Arundel Community Development Services Inc. (ACDS) CEO Erin Karpewicz announced 73 local nonprofits that will receive a total of $2 million in grants through Anne Arundel County. Community Support Grant (CSG) Program.

“These grants are an investment in our community and the incredible work done by our local nonprofits,” said County Executive Pittman. “They play a vital role in meeting the needs of our residents and improving the quality of life in Anne Arundel County. We are proud to support their efforts and look forward to seeing the positive impact they will continue to make.”

The following organizations received funding:

  1. Accessible Resources for Independence
  2. American Red Cross
  3. Annapolis All Stars II
  4. Annapolis Immigration Justice Network
  5. Annapolis Pride
  6. Anne Arundel Conflict Resolution Center, Inc.
  7. Anne Arundel County CASA, Inc.
  8. Anne Arundel County Literacy Council
  9. Arundel Hope House
  10. Aid League
  11. Maryland Autism Association
  12. Banneker Douglass Museum
  13. Bello Machre
  14. Blacks of the Chesapeake
  15. Blessed at Tech Ministries, Inc.
  16. Boys and Girls Club
  17. Help center
  18. Graphics Careers
  19. Follow Your Dreams Initiative, Inc.
  20. Chesapeake Arts Center
  21. Chesapeake Region Accessible Boat Tour
  22. Club 164
  23. Coalition for Public Safety Education in Schools, Inc.
  24. Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County (CFAAC)
  25. DSAmd
  26. Church of Empowering Believers
  27. Evolve Child Care
  28. Farm Union Limited
  29. General Operating Funds (Rebuilding Together)
  30. Greater Baybrook Alliance
  31. Grow Home Inc.
  32. Hope For All, Inc.
  33. Maryland International Spanish Football League, Inc.
  34. Joy Reigns Lutheran Church
  35. Children in Need of Defense (KIND)
  36. Kingdom Square Family Support Center
  37. Langton Green, Inc.
  38. Laurel Advocacy and Referral Services
  39. Laurel Multi-Service Center
  40. Leadership Anne Arundel
  41. Leading by Nurturing
  42. Luminus Network, Inc.
  43. Main Street Residences
  44. Marshall Hope Company
  45. Maryland Reentry Resource Center Inc.
  46. Maryland Therapeutic Riding Inc.
  47. Meade Village Dance Team
  48. My Life Foundation
  49. National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Anne Arundel County (AAC)
  50. New Kingdom Faith Christian Church
  51. Newtowne Community Development Corporation
  52. OHLA
  53. OIC Career Paths
  54. Opportunity Creators, Inc.
  55. Partners Care Maryland, Inc.
  56. Restoration Community Development Inc.
  57. Rise and Shine
  58. Seeds for Success
  59. Maryland Senior Dog Shelter, Inc.
  60. Shelley’s House
  61. Start Your Reading Adventure (LADDER)
  62. Street Angel Project, Inc.
  63. Superior Future
  64. Blue Ribbon Project
  65. Center of Transformation
  66. Chesapeake Language Project
  67. Full Players Assistance Association
  68. Lighthouse
  69. Wiley H. Bates Heritage Center
  70. The Y in central Maryland
  71. Tree House Project, Inc.
  72. Walk the Walk Foundation
  73. Woods Community Center Inc.

“We received so many outstanding applications to support the human service needs of our communities, and I am thrilled that the District and our ACDS team were able to provide valuable operating resources to support these efforts,” said ACDS CEO Erin Karpewicz.

An interagency team of county health and human services leaders reviewed 125 applications. The grant review team prioritized proposals that supported one or more of the administration’s priorities:

  • Providing services to underserved populations
  • Addressing the health and well-being of communities
  • Promoting equality and inclusion
  • Elimination of inequality of opportunity in education

Competitive grants typically range from $10,000 to $50,000. Funding for this year’s community grant program was included in the FY25 Budget approved by the Anne Arundel County Council in June.

County Executive Pittman and ACDS presented a ceremonial check to representatives at an event held today at the Wiley H. Bates Legacy Center.

For more information about the Community Support Grant Program, visit: www.aacounty.org/communitysupportgrants.