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A strong nonprofit community is collaborative and made up of organizations that efficiently and effectively manage their operations and provide high-quality programs that meet community needs. We believe that one of the best ways to strengthen our community is by helping to strengthen nonprofits. Nonprofits are doing vital, smart and innovative work every day all over the county.

Our Strengthening Nonprofits Fund provides grants for Anne Arundel County nonprofit organization staff members, volunteers and board members who are interested in learning more about fundraising and development, nonprofit management, board development, marketing and communications as well as other capacity building opportunities. 

Applications are accepted year-round and reviewed on a case-by-case basis, with decisions rendered within 4 weeks. Please submit in PDF format via email to Jan Hoffberger at

The maximum annual award is $250 per individual and $750 per organization. All grant recipients will be required to submit a brief report following the course, seminar or conference. 

If you are interested in learning more about Strengthening Nonprofits Grants, please call our staff at 410.280.1102.