People and Organizations That We Support
"Young Life thinks the world of kids. We believe that they deserve to know what life can hold for them. Young Life leaders are caring adults who come sharing that hope as well as fun and lasting friendships with kids. Young Life is also all about fun. From club and camp to Campaigners and other activities, teenagers will have a blast laughing, trying new things and being with their friends."
-Frederick County Young life
At Hope Christian Fellowship Church we are a body of mature believers in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, transformed through dynamic worship, fellowship, prayer, and evangelism, steadfastly, sowing seeds to reclaim the world for The Savior!
a hope-filled connection to people with our Creator. We believe that people are made to be in a personal relationship with the God who created them, through Jesus Christ.
the lives of people so they will find a purpose worth living for. We believe that people are made to actively participate in building meaningful relationships through Godly fellowship and service, fervent prayer and dynamic worship.
souls of the world for The Savior! We believe that people are made to participate with God to change the world and build His Kingdom for eternity—one soul at a time." HCFC
"The Ranch began as the Maryland Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch 42 years ago.
It was founded by the Maryland Sheriffs’ Association to provide assistance and a home for at-risk, troubled and homeless boys in Maryland. In was incorporated in 1974.
For 41 years, the Ranch has provided group home living to youth ages 10-18 that were referred by the Department of Social Services and the Department of Juvenile Services. In 2015, the Ranch decided to change their focus to serve men with substance abuse issues.
Substance abuse is at a critical, all-time high. After years of helping hundreds of children, the Ranch has decided to take their years of experience, their top-notch facility, and their trained staff to try and meet the needs that are plaguing our adults today – substance use."- The Ranch
"Landon’s Library provides books each month to every child born in Garrett County from date of birth until their first day of kindergarten – the first county-wide effort of its kind in the State of MD. To date over 90,000 books have been distributed to enrich the lives of children and their families along with Kindermusik and monthly play-dates."- Landon's Library
"The Order of the Good Samaritan was established in 1989 to recognize the Frederick Memorial Hospital's most generous benefactors. These compassionate individuals united by the honorary distinction share a profound commitment to FMH and to its tradition of quality in healthcare services." -The Order of The Good Samaritan
Working Together to End Hunger
The Feeding America network is the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, working to connect people with food and end hunger. Donors, staff, and volunteers all play an important role in our efforts to end hunger in the United States. Learn more about our work ›
"...While researching other city lighting approaches, Downtown Frederick Partnership visited nearby cities to see the new proposed lighting in person. With this new approach, the trunks and branches of trees along Patrick and Market Streets will be wrapped in LED lights. This pilot project will be tested for the 2018 holiday season and evaluated in early 2019. The new holiday lighting will provide cohesion and uniformity among the lights in Downtown Frederick and the Partnership is excited to test this new approach.
The total project cost is approximately $125,000. A fund has been set up at the Community Foundation of Frederick County to raise funds needed for the project. Gifts received to the fund will be used for the purchase of new LED lighting, outdoor extension cords, and labor costs." - Downtown Frederick Partnership
The Peter and John Ministries is a non-profit family of ministries based in the Baltimore area. Founded in 1948 by Scottish pastors (and brothers) Peter and John Bisset, PJRF‘s ministries are united in their mission to bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to bear on today’s culture through quality camping and radio ministry.
Peter & John Ministries (Peter & John Radio Fellowship, Inc.) relies on the generous support of all those who come along side us with their support. You are our partners in ministry as you enable our efforts at RVR, 95.1 SHINE-FM and 1230 WRBS-AM to continue.
To give to one of our ministries, please select the appropriate link below:
First Responders Children’s Foundation provides financial support to both children who have lost a parent in the line of duty as well as families enduring significant financial hardships due to tragic circumstances. First Responders Children’s Foundation also supports, promotes, and facilitates educational activities and programs created and operated by law enforcement and firefighting organizations whose purpose is to benefit children or the community at large.
Our mission is to give young women ages 13-21 hope and a future by increasing their self-esteem and self-worth, raising their social awareness, and helping them realize their potential.
* Build a foundation of faith and hope to sustain young women.
* Offer encouragement and guidance to those who are willing to be a part of a support network for a young woman.
* Provide opportunities to make connections with other young women and mentors.
* Raise social awareness to make giving back part of who young women are in the world.
* Positively impact communities through our events and by empowering the young women that live there.
Faith, Inclusiveness, Integrity, Community, Service, Leadership, Learning
United Way of Frederick County improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of the Frederick County community to advance the common good.
United Way of Frederick County envisions a community where all individuals and families acheive their potential through healthy lives, education and financial stability.
Local Decisions Made in Frederick County for Frederick County.
Though part of a strong national network, United Way of Frederick County (UWFC) is autonomous, independent, and local. Its leaders and supporters live in Frederick County and have a vested interest in making it the very best place to live, work, and raise families.
United Way of Frederick County strives to be a model of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Board of Directors, staff, volunteers, and programs proudly reflect the Frederick County community, its many faces, cultures, and walks of life without regard to social or economic status, gender, gender identification, ethnicity, religion, age, sexual orientation, and physical or mental disabilities.
The center is still owned and operated by the City of Frederick, with the support of the Weinberg Center for the Arts Inc.—a nonprofit organization created in 1995. A capital campaign was started in 2008 to raise funds with the goal to reflect the center’s original style while offering more modern comfort and technology. Thanks to tremendous community support, the campaign goal was reached, and renovations officially began in the summer of 2011. Updates include new carpeting, refurbishing of the outdoor ticket booth, and new chandeliers. In the grand lobby a new ticket desk has been built. A lighter color scheme was used to brighten the spaces and meticulous decorative painting adorns the grand lobby, vestibule and mezzanine bar area.
Since it began presenting live theater in 1978, the Weinberg has drawn such famous names as Marcel Marceau, Hal Holbrook, George Carlin, Judy Collins, Tammy Wynette, Garrison Keillor, the Temptations, Michael Moore, and Tom Jones to Frederick. Broadway plays and musicals have graced the stage, as well as symphony orchestras, choirs, comedians, dance groups, bands, storytellers and other live performances.
Classic and silent movies are still a crowd favorite, accompanied by the beloved Wurlitzer organ. The theater offers about 150 events annually, and numerous local arts groups perform at the Weinberg to raise funds for their organizations. Today, the Weinberg Center for the Arts is regarded as the county’s home for the performing arts, and the former Tivoli is once again a source of entertainment and pride for the community. With ongoing renovations and an impressive variety of exciting arts entertainment, “The Jewel of Frederick” shines brighter than ever.
Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.
Rotary club membership represents a cross-section of the community's business and professional men and women. The world's Rotary clubs meet weekly and are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds. More info.....
Rotary membership provides the opportunity to: Become connected to your community. Work with others in addressing community needs. Interact with other professionals in your community; assist with RI's international humanitarian service efforts. Establish contacts with an international network of professionals. Develop leadership skills. Involve family in promoting service efforts.
Founded in 2006, the Women's Giving Circle of Frederick County cultivates philanthropy among women in the Frederick, Maryland area. Through the power of collective giving, we pool our members' monetary contributions to support local nonprofits serving the needs of women.
The Women's Giving Circle of Frederick County provides opportunities for donors to promote and support programs that enable and empower women in challenging situations to improve the quality of their lives and the lives of those for whom they are responsible.
Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America improve lives affected by schizophrenia-related brain illnesses (mental illnesses involving psychosis). SARDAA promotes hope and recovery through support programs, education, collaboration, and advocacy. Our vision is that every person living with a schizophrenia-related brain disorder receives respect, appropriate treatment, and an opportunity to live a meaningful and satisfying life in a compassionate community free of discrimination.
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Heritage Frederick is a dynamic educational and cultural organization that recognizes the impact of Frederick County, Maryland, on our state, nation, and world. Heritage Frederick excels in engaging and interactive experiences that are relevant, accessible and meaningful to all people.
Believe Big is a non-profit Christian organization founded by Ivelisse and Jimmy Page after her battle with Stage IV colon cancer. Established in 2011, Believe Big is bridging the gap between conventional and complementary medicine for fighting cancer. Believe Big provides patients with hope, help, and healing.
To see cancer patients and their families discover their pathway to healing.
To help families face, fight, and overcome cancer.
Educate individuals on a comprehensive approach to cancer prevention and treatment.
Connect patients with physicians trained in mistletoe therapy, oncology nutritionists, andthe resources necessary to help them advocatefor their own health.
Provide spiritual support to help patients and their families overcome fear and anxiety.
Overcome cancer with the development of The Believe Big Institute of Health and supporting the ongoing phases of the Mistletoe Clinical Trial in collaboration with The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
The Deep Creek Watershed Foundation was founded in 2016 with the primary goal of raising funds to finance projects and initiatives to further implement the Watershed Management Plan which will preserve and protect the Deep Creek Watershed.
During the creation of the Watershed Management Plan (WMP), several members of the Steering Committee had off-line discussions on the topic of how the various efforts, programs, and projects included in the WMP would be funded insuring that the plan would be successfully implemented. These individuals realized that despite the cooperative effort between the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Garrett County to build the plan, it was unlikely either DNR or the county or both would be in a position to provide all funds that would be required to implement the plan over time. An additional source of funding was necessary.
In early 2016, a decision was made that a privately funded organization was needed that could attempt to gather funds from private donors, seek grants, or otherwise gather funds to apply against select elements of the WMP to further its implementation along with those governmental agencies that would also provide funding to do so. Several individuals together with a local attorney and Certified Public Accountant developed the Articles of Incorporation, By Laws, and prepared the documentation required by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to designate the Foundation as a legally constituted 501 (c) (3) or Public Charity. The IRS letter granting approval for those who donate to the Foundation to deduct contributions from federal taxes was received in June 2016. A Board of Directors for the Foundation was created and began meeting with regularity to handle the variety of administrative matters to prepare the Foundation for public fundraising so that donations could be received. These matters included, but were not limited to, the development of a web site with some initial content, press releases, bank accounts, plans for soliciting donations, and initial coordination with a variety of local and state officials.
Some of the same individuals that were involved in the development of the Foundation now serve on the Board of Directors or on a non-voting Advisory Committee which assists the Board as the Foundation matures into a full-fledged Public Charity focused on the Deep Creek Watershed. The Foundation is a stand-alone organization that will accomplish its goal of supporting the watershed by engaging in fundraising activities, sponsoring educational programs relating to the watershed, as well as soliciting and providing funding to support scientific, environmental, and other programs beneficial to the watershed.
The Foundation is formed to support the Plan’s goal of “improving the environmental stability and economic viability of the Deep Creek Watershed while retaining its rural landscapes and natural beauty, so that, for generations to come, local citizens and visitors have a special place to live, work, and play.” The Foundation will accomplish this goal by engaging in fundraising activities to sponsor educational programs supporting initiatives relating to the watershed, soliciting and providing funding to support scientific, environmental, and educational programs relating to the watershed, and applying for grants relating to activities in furtherance of the protection of the watershed.
We are a school where girls learn in a nurturing but challenging environment and develop both as individuals and as members of a community. Our success can be traced directly to the summer of 1962, when Purnell’s founding Head, Lytt Gould, and his wife, Sis, had a conversation with friends about the need for “a school which puts the girl first, a school which values each individual.” The Goulds and their fellow founders created Purnell to be that school. They took the best of what was known about learning and education for adolescent girls who would not find success at more traditional schools, and they created an educational program, established traditions, and grew a community in which those girls would thrive.
We raise up broken men and women, and Greater Baltimore with them.
At Helping Up Mission, we believe God’s love can set people free — from drugs and alcohol, from poverty and homelessness, and from any other self-destructive behavior.
However, it’s not enough to tell a person who has struggled with addiction for years that “Jesus loves you” and expect a miraculous recovery. Contrary to common thinking, addiction is not simply the result of poor personal choices, immorality, or weakness. It’s much more complex.
Consequently, our approach to treatment is holistic in nature. Our Spiritual Recovery Program integrates the practical needs of our clients — food, clothing, shelter — with their clinical, mental health, medical, educational, and vocational needs. All of that is built upon a Gospel foundation. And by God’s grace, it can lead to lasting change.
Helping Up Mission provides hope to people experiencing homelessness, poverty or addiction by meeting their physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs.