Grants

 

Chaney Enterprises Foundation Fund

Grants Available Beginning February 1, 2021!

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. Requests for $10,000 to $50,000 will be considered. 

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

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

  • Education & Workforce
  • Environment & Beautification
  • Health
  • Safe Workplace
  • Arts & Culture

Cycle 1: Applications for funding are due by March 30, 2021. Applications will be reviewed by the Chaney Foundation board for funding by May 31, 2021. 

Cycle 2: Our second grant cycle will be open from July 1, 2021 until August 30, 2021. Grants will be reviewed by the Chaney Foundation board for funding by October 31, 2021. 

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 grants@cfaac.org or call 410-280-1102.

 


Chaney Impact Fund Grants

The Chaney Impact Fund is not currently accepting grant applications.

Chaney Impact Fund grants will support the work of nonprofit organizations serving Anne Arundel and Calvert counties in Maryland whose focus is on cancer services, or behavioral health and substance abuse treatment.* Grants will support program needs, capital projects, or operating expenses. Award amounts will range between $25,000 and $50,000.

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

  • a particularly timely need in Anne Arundel and/or Calvert County
  • are strategic and data-informed
  • offer innovative or creative solutions to a key community challenge
  • collaborate in a way that provides greater leverage for philanthropic investments
  • demonstrate the ability to create a measurable impact

To be eligible to apply, an organization must have a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt designation from the Internal Revenue Service that has been active for two years as of September 1, 2019, and at least 50% of the population served must reside in Anne Arundel and/or Calvert counties. 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.

 

If you have any questions or need help accessing the Chaney Impact Online Application, please contact Kristen Krall, Grants & Scholarships Manager at the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County, at kristen@cfaac.org or call 410-280-1102.

*The Chaney Impact Advisory Committee and the Chaney Enterprises Foundation Fund are two distinct entities, both accepting grant applications and awarding grants based upon a unique and independent set of criteria in support of non-profits.  To ensure that your grant request fits within the granting parameters, please read this announcement carefully.


The Chaney Enterprises Foundation Fund awarded Anne Arundel Community College a $35,000 grant in September 2020 to support the new Clauson Center for Innovation and Skilled Trades. The Clauson Center will feature a "Chaney Lab" that will allow students to practice a variety of skills to enable them to pursue careers in the trades. The 12,000 square foot building, set to open in Fall 2021, will include programs such as welding, general contracting, forklift operation, plumbing, and electrical. Through this effort, Anne Arundel Community College will provide men and women with the technical and soft skills necessary to succeed in today's world.


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 www.cfaac.org.