The Cordish Companies, Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland and the Anne Arundel County Local Development Council Present $18.8 Million in Local Impact and Community Grants for Fiscal Year 2024

Total Funds Distributed by the LDC over 11 Years Surpasses $222 Million in Support of Anne Arundel County Operational and Capital Programs, Non-Profit Organizations and Community Associations

Hanover, MD (September 14, 2023) – The Cordish Companies, Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland and the Anne Arundel County Local Development Council (LDC) today awarded more than $18.8 million in local impact and community grants to organizations in Anne Arundel County for Fiscal Year 2024. The recipients were honored at a grantee ceremony, held today at the Event Center at Live!

This year’s grants bring the total funds generated by Live! Casino & Hotel in support of Anne Arundel County organizations to more than $222 million since the casino opened 11 years ago.

Cordish Gaming Chief Financial Officer Travis Lamb, Maryland State Senator Pam Beidle, Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman, and members of the Local Development Council (LDC) presented the grants to recipients including County and municipality operational and capital programs, community grants to support human services, community revitalization and beautification, and programs to enhance quality education services and opportunities throughout the Anne Arundel County community. The grant awards were suggested by the LDC to the County Executive, who included the recommendations in his FY2024 Budget.

“For over a decade, Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland and The Cordish Companies have prioritized giving back to our local community where our guests and Team Members live and work,” said Travis Lamb, CFO of Cordish Gaming. “These grants are vital to the organizations and groups in Anne Arundel County and we are proud to be able to make such an impactful contribution to this region.”

“We are grateful to have Live! Casino & Hotel’s sustained loyalty and commitment to our partnership for the past several years. With their support, we have been able to provide local Anne Arundel County residents with impactful capital projects as well as critical resources and services through the work of food banks, social services, workforce development, education programs, public safety and more. We are happy to see the positive impact of the LDC’s continued partnership with Live! flourish in the community,” said Karen McJunkin, LDC Chairperson.

“I want to thank Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland, The Cordish Companies, and the Local Development Council for their contribution to the organizations and programs that serve Anne Arundel County,” said County Executive Pittman. “This funding supports local projects, county agencies and nonprofits that provide vital resources to residents in need.”

The Local Impact Grant Recipients for Fiscal Year 2024 include:

Anne Arundel County Fire Department$4,350,000
Anne Arundel County Police Department$3,634,000
Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works$3,500,000
Anne Arundel Community College$1,700,000
BWI Community Foundation, Inc.$1,267,120
Anne Arundel County Library System$550,000
Anne Arundel County Food Bank$450,000
Stillmeadows Condo Association$400,000
Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks$350,000
Fort Meade Alliance$320,350
Anne Arundel Workforce Development$290,000
Anne Arundel County Partnership for Children, Youth, and Families$240,000
Anne Arundel County Department of Transportation$240,000
Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation$231,290
Anne Arundel County Public Library Foundation$220,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County$140,000
Sarah’s House$120,000
Kingdom Kare Family Support Center$92,000
HOPE For All$54,000
Annapolis Maritime Museum$40,000
Christian Assistance Program$40,000
Kingdom Kare Mentoring Program$40,000
Partners in Care, Inc$40,000
Assistance League of the Chesapeake$35,000
Start the Adventure in Reading (STAIR)$20,000
FY 2024 Grand Total:$18,786,935

Recipients of the over $400,000 in Community Non-Profit Grants include the following:

Anne Arundel Conflict Resolution Center
$40,000 for human services

Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County
$40,000 for human services

My Life Foundation
$38,825 for human services

Special Olympics
$15,000 for human services

Dorchester View Homeowners Assoc.
$30,000 for beautifying the community

Severn Crest Homeowners Assoc.
$39,350 for beautifying the community

St. Mark’s United Methodist Church
$25,000 for beautifying the community

The Enclave at Arundel Preserve Homeowners Assoc.
$25,000 for beautifying the community

$25,000 for enhancing education

Grow Home 
$25,000 for enhancing education

Opportunity Builders
$40,000 for enhancing education

New Kingdom Faith Christian Church
$40,000 for enhancing education

The Complete Player Charity
$40,000 for enhancing education

LDC impact
The Local Development Council was established in Anne Arundel County after the opening of Live! Casino & Hotel on June 6, 2012. Appointed by the County Executive, the Local Development Council consists of 15 members to serve and advise the County on recommendations for the distribution and expenditure of revenues raised at Live! Casino & Hotel through local impact grants. Arundel Community Development Services, Inc. (ACDS) manages the $18 million budget process and serves as the grant administrator on behalf of Anne Arundel County and the Local Development Council.

Since its formation in 2012, the LDC has awarded more than $222 million in grants towards county operational and capital programs, and community grants.

Non-profit organizations and community associations doing work within a three-mile radius of Live! Casino & Hotel are eligible to apply for a FY25 LDC Community Grant. If interested, please visit the County’s website or email @ for more information. Applications for Community Grants will open in early November.

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