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CFAAC is investing in local nonprofit organizations that are engaged in providing opportunities for low-income county residents to live healthy, vibrant, and successful lives through our grantmaking program, Ladders to SUCCESS.

Focus Areas

Economic Opportunity: Increasing the economic self-sufficiency of low-income Anne Arundel County residents through programs that eliminate barriers to employment and provide workforce training, skill-building, and job placement.

Youth Development: Helping low-income youth in Anne Arundel County succeed in school and life through programs that provide academic advancement and life-skills development.

Grantmaking Criteria

Projects will:

  • Include meaningful, reasonable, and measurable outputs and outcomes 
  • Build self-sufficiency 
  • Leverage partnerships and/or collaboration
  • Attract sustainable funding 

Three $25,000 grants will be awarded in each focus area—Economic Opportunity and Youth Development—for a total of six grants and $150,000.

Grant Application Timeline:

Ladders to SUCCESS Grant Application Cycle will open on Wednesday, February 1, 2017.

Applications are due on Friday, March 31, 2017, by 3:00 pm for both the Economic Opportunity and Youth Development grants. Awards will be announced by Friday, May 26, 2017. 

Please contact Jan Hoffberger at with questions.