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Collaborative Grants


Youth in Transition

In 2010, recognizing the unique challenges facing young people transitioning into adulthood, the Foundation awarded its first "Youth in Transition" grant. This grant benefits youth ages 16-24, transitioning out of foster care, juvenile justice systems, social services or youth with disabilities.  In 2016, the Foundation shifted its emphasis to fund preventative programs serving students as young as 14 years.

2013  Full Circle Brotherhood


2012  3L Academy


2011  Transitioning Youth Retail Project


2011  Career Immersion Day




2010  Benefits Counselor


The TeamUp concept was introduced in January 2009, to promote collaboration among nonprofit organizations in order to increase efficiencies in developing services, decrease duplication, and expand resources. The Foundation seeks to fund innovative projects with integrated strategies for meeting needs of youth in a holistic manner. Based on successful outcomes for the project, there are two additional option years of funding at $150,000 annually. Therefore, a TeamUp project funded for three years could yield up to a $450,000 grant award. In some cases, after a successful completion of a third year, additional grants have been awarded.

In 2014, the Foundation also began to collaborate with Montgomery County Middle Schools to support programs that serve vulnerable students.

TeamUp - Neelsville Middle School

TeamUp - Montgomery Village Middle School

TeamUp - Forest Oak Middle School

TeamUp - Gaithersburg High School

TeamUp - Watkins - Mill High School

TeamUp - Briggs Chaney Middle School


TeamUp - Parkland Middle School 


TeamUp - Gaithersburg Middle School

TeamUp - Wellness for Success


TeamUp - Takoma Wings Academy


TeamUp - Sligo Middle School


TeamUp - Camp Wings

TeamUp - ArtAbility


TeamUp - Common Ground


TeamUp - Team of Stars 


TeamUp - My Story/Our Story


TeamUp - LEAP

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