Students in Frederick County public schools benefit each year from generous citizen donations through the Community Foundation of Frederick County. The Gifts for Education Fund has $17,058 available to distribute in grants; the Gladhill Fund has $7,071 available in grant funding.
FCPS has posted applications online for the 2021-22 Franklin and Bess Gladhill Fund for Agricultural Education and the FCPS Gifts for Education Fund at www.fcps.org (under Timely Topics on the home page). Public school students, families, employees and any public schools, departments and program areas wishing to support student enrichment or enhance student learning through innovative means may apply for grant funding. FCPS encourages collaborations that will combine and maximize resources. The application deadline is Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 4 p.m. For more information, please call 301-696-6855 or e-mail Doreen.Bass@fcps.org.
The primary intent of Gifts for Education funds, supported with community members’ gifts, is to provide for student enrichment activities not funded through regular school system budgets. Franklin and Bess Gladhill established the Gladhill Endowment Fund for Agricultural Education in 1998 to support FCPS agricultural education programs. Both the Gifts for Education and Gladhill grants are not intended to supplant existing funds but rather to supplement current budgets. Award preference for the Gladhill grants is given to applications submitted to benefit schools in the Linganore, Tuscarora and Urbana high school feeder areas and the FCPS Career and Technology Center.
The Community Foundation of Frederick County accepts tax-deductible donations and has distributed over $198,188 in 370 grants from these two funds since the endowments were launched in 1998. Anyone wishing to donate may call 301-696-6818.