Live United Urgent Needs Grants

Live United Urgent Needs Grants 

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You asked. We Listened. This low-barrier grant is designed for non-profits that experience unplanned expenses as a result of unanticipated program needs, emergencies, or underlying situations. Grants are not meant for start-up costs, operational expenses, capital campaigns, fundraising events, or promotional/marketing materials. 

Grant Details

To qualify under the terms of the grant, local nonprofits must:

  • Be a registered 501(c)(3) organization with a federal determination letter.
  • Be in "Good Standing" status with the State of MD Department of Assessments & Taxation.
  • Serve the community in the areas of education, financial stability, health, or essential/basic needs.
  • Use requested grant awards in Washington County, MD for Washington County residents only.
  • Use requested grant awards for equipment and/or materials needed to address an emergency or unexpected project or program expense.
  • Be able to expend funds for requested use within 30 to 60 days of award (with supporting documentation).
  • Please note that due to the nature of our funding, all organizations funded must be registered in a "Current" status with the State of Maryland's SoS Charities Public Registry. 

Examples of requests that qualify for grant awards include:

  • Replacement of equipment due to irreparable failure
  • Repair of equipment
  • Replacement of items lost due to natural disaster or other major event
  • Unanticipated shortfall of funding donations such as federal/state or local grant discontinuation/termination
  • Unanticipated community need items

To apply:

This is a rolling grant and offered monthly. Grant awards up to $2,000 per month. Applications are accepted until 3:00 pm on the 27th of each month (no exceptions) and reviewed by our volunteer-led Community Impact Committee. 

Nonprofits interested in applying for Live United Urgent Needs funds should apply via the webform: Live United Urgent Needs Grant Application.

Contact Kelli Tencer by email at or phone at 301-739-8200 ext. 104 for questions or a printable form.