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Carl M. Freeman Foundation Announces Grant Opportunity for Small Montgomery County Nonprofits

Rockville, MD –The Carl M. Freeman Foundation is proud to announce the opening of grant opportunities for nonprofit organizations located in Montgomery County, MD. Financial support is available through the FACES (Freeman Assists Communities with Extra Support) Grants Program, which targets smaller organizations that are often overlooked by funders.

The grant cycle will open on Aug. 4, and applications are due by Sept. 4 at 5 p.m. A virtual “Meet the Funder” workshop will take place at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 6. This workshop will provide an overview of the FACES grant process as well as the online application software. To register for the virtual workshop, visit Those with questions about the application process may contact Lindsay Richard at 302-483-7639 or The winners will be announced in December.

Because 2020 is turning out to be a difficult year for many nonprofit organizations, the trustees of the Carl M. Freeman Foundation have decided to offer $100,000 in total grant awards, including a $10,000 award option, in addition to the $2,500 and $5,000 awards that have historically been a part of the FACES program.

“So often, particularly in a community as large as Montgomery County, small nonprofits are overshadowed by larger, more well-known organizations. The FACES grant program is designed to find the smaller nonprofits with operating budgets of $750,000 or less where a small grant can really have a significant impact,” said Patti Grimes, Executive Director of the Carl M. Freeman Foundation.

The FACES program utilizes an advisory board composed entirely of citizens who live or work in Montgomery County. Typically, these people are community leaders, activists, former or current elected officials, and nonprofit executives. Advisory board members evaluate the applications and recommend where funding should be awarded based on the needs and priorities of the community. Grant guidelines and applications can be found on

The Carl M. Freeman Foundation commits its time, talent and treasure to facilitate, support and promote innovative community-based leadership and giving. We seek to honor our founders’ legacies and passions by endorsing excellence and leveraging resources. Generally, we limit donations to communities where the customers, employees, and vendors of Carl M. Freeman Companies work, live, and play.

Please visit for more information about the Carl M. Freeman Foundation.