Delaplaine Foundation  has a Legacy of Service
Delaplaine Foundation has a commitment to giving
Delaplaine Foundations in partnership with the community
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A Legacy of Service, A Leader in Philanthropic Giving

Delaplaine Foundation, Inc., is a private family foundation based in Frederick, Maryland, dedicated to the enrichment of communities, families, and quality of life for all, focusing primarily on Frederick County and also surrounding areas. We do so by supporting programs to strengthen the arts and culture, educational advancement, health, human services, historical preservation, and spiritual enlightenment.



Attention First Time Grant Seekers – LOI

For the upcoming 2024 grant season, Delaplaine Foundation is implementing an LOI phase for first-time grant applicants and former applicants who have not received a grant previously. Nonprofits fitting this description will be required to submit answers to some initial questions in order to determine whether the nonprofit’s mission and program goals align with ours. This action is being taken in order to streamline our grant process, save valuable time for nonprofits, and to help ensure future sustainability. All first-time applicants must submit answers to these questions no later than September 1, 2024. The answers will be reviewed in a timely fashion and notification as to whether a nonprofit can continue with the grant process will be received within two weeks. Nonprofits who do receive approval to proceed must then submit a full grant application prior to the October 1st deadline. Approval to proceed with submission of an application will in no way reflect on the ultimate decision or whether or not the Board will approve funding. For questions regarding this process, please email Program Manager Blair Wilson at


Sponsorship Request Protocol: Because we receive a large volume of sponsorship requests throughout the year, we purposely keep our annual sponsorship budget low in order to reserve our major resources for grant making to non-profit organizations whose missions are closely aligned with ours. We are, however, pleased to support our nonprofit partners and will accept one request per nonprofit organization per calendar year for consideration. All sponsorship opportunities/requests should be routed directly to Administrative Assistant Jessica Wareham at All requests will be reviewed by Marlene Young, President, to make the final decision.

Interested in Applying for a Grant?

Learn more about our grant procedures and how to apply

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