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May 2004Vol. 5, No. 4Freddie Mac Foundation

Nonprofits focusing on strengthening families, foster care and adoption, or youth development in the metropolitan Washington, D.C., area should note that the Freddie Mac Foundation's next deadline for grant applications is September 1, 2004.

Grants are made to public charities for general operating expenses, program support, capacity building, planning, and capital projects. Amounts range from $5,000 to $50,000. The Foundation funds organizations in the following geographic areas:

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia (Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William counties, and the cities of Alexandria, Falls Church, Manassas Park, and Leesburg)
  • Maryland (Charles, Frederick, Howard, Montgomery, and Prince George's counties)

Funding also is available for statewide initiatives in Maryland and Virginia and programs that are national in scope. Funding in the Foundation's regional cities of Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, and New York is by invitation only.

More information about the Foundation's priorities and application guidelines, including online application instructions, is available from the Freddie Mac Foundation website at