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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.

If you are interested in learning more about Ladders to SUCCESS, please call our staff at 410.280.1102.