The Women’s Giving Circle of Harford County has awarded 15 grants in 2017, totaling $53,500. Over the past seven years, the Women’s Giving Circle has donated more than $250,000 to nonprofits serving women and children in Harford County.
The 2017 grant recipients are: Boys and Girls Clubs of Harford County, for the Smart Girls Program that teaches health, fitness, self-esteem and mentoring and provides field trips for 200 girls in the Aberdeen, Edgewood and Havre de Grace communities; CHAR Hope for van operation and maintenance to transport residents to appointments, jobs and health care; Chesapeake Therapeutic Riding for its Women in Transition Program that helps those experiencing life changes, abuse, trauma, death of a spouse, unemployment, etc.; and Girls on the Run for its Heart and Sole Program that includes a 5K run, scholarships, programs materials and physical activity for girls in grades 3-8.
Grants were also provided to Habitat for Humanity for its home ownership program that completes its 100th house in Harford County, Harford Community Action Agency, Harford County Education Foundation, Harford Family House, Homecoming Project, JAMSQUAD and Ladew Gardens.
The Women’s Giving Circle funds are held and managed by the Community Foundation of Harford County.