Chaney Enterprises Foundation Fund Grants Available Now!

Supporting the community has been a priority for Chaney Enterprises since Eugene "Babe" Chaney formed the company in 1962. Frank Chaney and his brother Dicky formed the Eugene Chaney Foundation Ltd. in 1987 in honor of their father by supporting the communities where the company does business and where the Chaney families and company employees live. In 2014, the Chaney Foundation partnered with the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County (CFAAC) to manage the Chaney Foundation's grantmaking process and in 2018 created the Chaney Enterprises Foundation Fund at CFAAC.

Chaney Foundation grants will support the work of nonprofit organizations serving within the Chaney Enterprises service area. Visit to view a map of the service area. 

Priority consideration for potential funding will go to requests that address:

Education & Workforce

Environment & Beautification

Behavorial Health

Cancer Support Services

Substance Abuse Prevention

Arts & Culture


Applications for funding are due by March 31, 2019. Applications will be reviewed by the Chaney Foundation board for funding by June 30, 2019. (A second grant cycle will be offered beginning July 1, 2019, for funding by December 31, 2019).  

Requests for $10,000 or more will be considered. 

To be eligible to apply, an organization must have a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt designation from the Internal Revenue Service. An organization must be in good standing with the Maryland Department of Assessment and Taxation and also be in compliance with the Maryland Secretary of State Charitable Organization Registration Requirements. For more information about the Chaney Enterprises Foundation Fund application process, contact or call 410-280-1102.


The Chaney Enterprises Foundation awarded the College of Southern Maryland two separate grants in September 2018 totaling $20,000 to support the college’s efforts inside, and outside, the classrooms. Pictured here during the check presentation are CSM Vice President of Continuing Education and Workforce Development Dr. Dan Mosser, Grants and Scholarship Manager of the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County Angela Travers, CSM Executive Director of Work Development Kelly Winters, The Chaney Foundation Vice Chair R.G. Chaney Lare, CSM President Dr. Maureen Murphy, CSM Vice President of Advocacy and Community Engagement Michelle Goodwin, CSM Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Eileen Abel and CSM Vice President of Financial Services Tony Jerniga.


The Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County (CFAAC) is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3), publicly supported philanthropic organization with the long-term goal of building permanent funds that provide support to local nonprofit organizations through grants and special projects. Our mission is to inspire and promote giving in Anne Arundel County by connecting people who care with causes that matter. Established in 1998, CFAAC is one of the largest funders of nonprofit organizations in Anne Arundel County. CFAAC distributed over $4.2 million in grants in 2018. Learn more at