Waldorf, MD, February 2, 2012 – To encourage beautiful, sustainable landscapes in our community, beautification grants are awarded annually to non-profit organizations. Funding for the beautification grants comes from the Chaney Beautification Fund, a Field of Interest Fund held at the Community Foundation and provides a connection between Chaney Enterprises and the communities in which it operates. Funding is available in one or more of the following geographic focus areas: Charles, Calvert, St. Mary’s, Anne Arundel, Caroline or Southern Prince George’s Counties and must provide benefits to the residents within those areas.
More information on the grant program can be found in the Grant Program Guidelines of the Chaney Beautification Fund Grants Program at http://www.charlescommunityfoundation.org/grants.html. Applicants are advised to read these guidelines and ensure they can comply with them prior to submitting an application. We encourage applicants to submit projects that incorporate “green” gardening practices, such as water conservation measures, organic fertilizers and native plant species. Schools can use the grant to incorporate beautification projects into the curriculum.
The deadline for submission is March 2, 2012. Applicants must be an educational institution, governmental agency or a qualified non-profit organization to receive funds to be used for their projects. Grant awards will typically be $1,000 or less and will be announced during April. Grants require 100% match in either cash or in-kind goods and services. Organizations receiving funding must commit and expend the full amount of the grant money by no later than December 31, 2012. Only one application per applicant, please.
Applications are available online at http://www.charlescommunityfoundation.org/grants.html or for more information, please call the Community Foundation office at 301-885-0108. . Applications are due in the offices of the Community Foundation of Charles County, 3055 Old Washington Avenue, Waldorf, Maryland 20601, NO LATER THAN 5:00 PM on March 2, 2012. For questions or more information, contact Mrs. Gretchen Heinze Hardman, Executive Director, at 301.885.0108.