Community Support Grants

The County Executive's Office is pleased to offer $15,000 to $50,000 grants to eligible nonprofit organizations through the Community Support Grants program. The program is administered by Arundel Community Development Services.

FY2025 Information

The application for FY2025 funding was made available on Monday, January 8, 2024 and is due on Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Please visit the Arundel Community Development website for a link to the application. 

The FY2025 program guidelines can be found here. All applicants are strongly encouraged to read the program guidelines before starting their application. 

General Guidelines

This year, we anticipate approximately $2 million will be available for the County Executive's Community Support Grants (this amount is subject to change).

The following types of projects/programs are encouraged:

  • Program/Project Support that allows non-profit organizations to continue to operate and/or increase the impact of an existing program/project, or to pilot a new program to improve and enrich the lives of Anne Arundel County residents and communities. Costs may include, but are not limited to, program/project specific staff costs, supplies, travel, equipment etc., as well as a percentage of administrative overhead proportional to your program/project’s budget relative to your organization’s operating budget.
  • One-Time Projects or Small Equipment Purchases 

Note: Collaborative Projects are preferred but not required for funding.


The County Executive and review team will prioritize FY2025 Community Support Grant proposals that include support for programming and initiatives in Anne Arundel County that focus on at least one of the following:

  • Providing services to underserved populations
  • Addressing the health and well-being of communities
  • Promoting equity and inclusion
  • Eliminating the Opportunity Gap in education

Application Process

All applications should be completed online through Arundel Community Development Services’ (ACDS) Neighborly Portal. If you have not already done so, click HERE to create an account. A quick guide for getting set up in Neighborly is available on the login page.

View organizations and projects funded by previous community grants

Click here to view a list of FY2024 award recipients.


A virtual training on the FY2025 application was held on Thursday, January 18, 2024. A recording of the training can be found here and the presentation slides can be found here


Please contact Arundel Community Development Services, Ms. Bobbie Sullivan, , 410-222-3964 with any questions.