Our Regional Impact

“While we can’t go back and create a new beginning in anyone’s life, with your help we can insure positive endings more often for more people in our community.” 

~Vic Rezendes, CTF Board Member

Building stronger, more vibrant communities is more than our slogan. It is what we do.
  Since our inception, we have awarded over $4 million in grants that in turn are shaping our community’s future with strategic investments.  About half of our grants focus on education and preparing our children to be future leaders.  We are also committed to improving the economic vitality of our area with over 40 percent of our grants going to the arts and historical preservation.  The remaining grants focus on health and wellness and improving the quality of life and environment.

A Focus on our Region

CTF targets funding in Allegany and Garrett Counties in Maryland, and in Mineral County in West Virginia.  To learn more about some of our recent activity in these areas, please click on one of the links below or in the sidebar to the right…


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How does CTF benefit the region it serves?

  • We make grants to qualifying organizations in support of the region’s historical heritage, art community, animal welfare, environmental education and preservation, wellness, culture, education and overall quality of life.
  •   We assist local organizations with their funding needs to help them develop their services.
  •   We help local organizations through our grants to leverage Federal and State funding.
  •   We serve as an advocacy group for the community with federal, state and local policy makers.
  •   We provide financial assistance to qualified local students through our Scholarship funds.