Bel Air, Md., September 2, 2014 — Community Foundation of Harford County, through its various funds, has awarded nearly $4,800 in mini-grants to nonprofits in the community.
The Sandra and John Ferriter Fund provided $500 to The Sharing Table for its Saturday Grocery Bag Distribution, which purchases food to supplement its grocery distribution program.
The Ann K. Gaumond Fund awarded $500 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County for a 10-week summer enrichment literacy program that includes recreation and education. In addition, the Gaumond Fund provided a $495 grant to The Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation for the Spacers Save Lives program, which provides medical equipment for children using metered dose inhalers to treat asthma, and a $370 grant to the Village at Lakeview Neighborhood Network Community Center to purchase a microwave for its meals program.
The Anne and John Gessner Fund awarded $350 to FCCAU for its Emergency Motel Night Fund that provides for a short-term stay when the shelter is full and assists in accessing services for long-term assistance. In addition, the Gessner Fund along with the Harford Community Fund provided $500 to Tabitha’s House for Showering with Love, which provides wash cloths and bath towels as part of a basic needs assistance program for local residents.
The Harford Community Fund provided $500 to SARC for a desktop computer for its community outreach program.
The Andrew and Jayne Klein Family Fund provided $500 to the Harford County Bar Foundation for its Project Access. The funding will be used to purchase a laptop for client services programs. In addition, the Klein Family Fund and Harford Community Fund have provided a grant of $345 to the Wilson Ministry Center for its Getting There Ride Share Program, for the purchase of an emergency road kit, step stool and GPS.
The Louis and Marion Storm Fund awarded $250 to LASOS for its Excel Senior Leadership Program that supports leadership activities for at-risk youth ages 11-21. In addition, the Storm Fund and Harford Community Fund provided $483.75 to Chesapeake Therapeutic Riding for its Healthy Herd initiative that provides vaccinations for horses.
“The mini-grants have a big impact on the nonprofits and those they serve,” said Tamara W. Zavislan, executive director of the Community Foundation of Harford County. “These grassroots grants help meet the everyday needs of people in our community.”
Community Foundation of Harford County (CFHC) is a nonprofit organization supported by the community through donations, enabling individuals, families and businesses to leave a legacy to benefit the causes that matter on a local level. Since 2009, CFHC has granted $170,000 to local nonprofits, which helps to build a stronger, healthier, brighter community. CFHC is one of 14 community foundations in Maryland and one of 700 across the country. For more information, visit www.cfharfordcounty.org.