Grants to Maryland Nonprofits in Eligible Areas to Respond to Urgent Organizational Needs

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Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

 Funding Source:

United Way of Washington County Maryland

Deadline Date:



Grants of up to $2,000 to Maryland nonprofit organizations in eligible locations to address urgent and unexpected needs. Funding is intended to assist with unplanned expenses resulting from emergencies, unanticipated program needs, or underlying situations. Eligible applicants are located in Washington County and serve the community in the areas of education, financial stability, health, or essential/basic needs. Grants may be used for equipment and/or materials.

Examples of requests that qualify for grant awards include:

  • Replacement of equipment due to irreparable failure
  • Repair of equipment
  • Replacement of items lost due to natural disasters or other major events
  • An unanticipated shortfall of funding donations such as federal/state or local grant discontinuation/termination
  • Unanticipated community needs items.

 GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 200809

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $2,000 per month.

Term of Contract:

Organizations should be able to expend funds for requested use within 30 to 60 days of award (with supporting documentation).

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To qualify under the terms of the grant, local nonprofits must:
– Be a registered 501(c)(3) organization with a federal determination letter.
– Use requested grant awards in Washington County, MD for Washington County residents only.

Grants are not meant for operational expenses.

Pre-Application Information:

This is a rolling grant and is typically offered monthly (with holiday exceptions). Applications are accepted by the 27th of each month and are awarded to approved agencies by the second week of the following month.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source’s website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:

Direct questions to:
Kelli Tencer
301-739-8200 ext. 104

United Way of Washington County
83 W Washington St, Ste 101
Hagerstown, MD 21740

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Maryland: Washington County


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