The Community Leadership Fund – Sharing Montgomery
At The Community Foundation in Montgomery County our efforts to assist residents attain economic security is achieved through our community leadership that focuses primarily on three core issue areas:
- Safety-Net: Strengthen and preserve the safety net to meet basic human needs (i.e., food and shelter)
- Education: Prepare youth to graduate high school ready for college and careers
- Workforce Development: Help workers gain and acquire the skills and credentials needed to thrive in the region’s economy
Our community Leadership work in these issue areas is directed through Sharing Montgomery, a strategic, donor-led funding that supports 50+ local organizations serving low-income Montgomery County residents. Since its inception, Sharing Montgomery has awarded over $3 million in grants to some of the best community-based nonprofit organizations providing critical needs to those most in need.
With staff facilitating a rigorous annual vetting and site visit process, Sharing Montgomery’s donor-led grants committees evaluate each applicant’s program, management and leadership to make sure it is the best possible investment.
Click here to view a list of Sharing Montgomery’s most recent grantees and learn more about the work of these organizations.
Through Sharing Montgomery we hope to encourage more county residents to “give where we live.” Making a gift to the endowment supporting our community leadership activities will provide a source of funding in perpetuity – For Good For Ever TMCurrent Year Funding SupportEndowment Funding Support