Grants

 

As of July 2021, The Chaney Enterprises Foundation will concentrate their philanthropy and employee volunteer programs and partnerships with organizations whose missions focus on breaking the cycle of poverty through home ownership, and thus will no longer be accepting grant applications through the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County. 

Chaney Enterprises will be launching a new unique approach to charitable giving for our people, our community, & our environment in the Fall 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact Kristen Krall, our Corporate Social Responsibility Coordinator at kkrall@chaneyenterprises.com or 240-653-7693.

 

Chaney Enterprises Foundation Fund

The Chaney Enterprises Foundation Fund is currently not accepting grant applications.

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. 

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. 

 


Chaney Impact Fund Grants

The Chaney Impact Fund is currently not 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.

 

*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.