"Nourishing all of Greenbelt's Neighborhoods"

Greenbelt Community Foundation

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The Greenbelt Community Foundation is proud to celebrate our 10th anniversary with our campaign: Explore Your Greenbelt!

The campaign will begin in April and end in October– each month we will be featuring two wonderful organizations that we have had the opportunity to support in the past.

Come see all the amazing things that the GCF has helped to make happen and celebrate our Greenbelt community.

Click here for the full schedule of events

 

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Grant Applications Due October 15, 2016

GCF is currently accepting grant applications for the Winter 2016 funding cycle.

Non-profit corporations and not-for-profit cooperative organizations are encouraged to apply.  Other groups that are pursuing projects consistent with the mission of the Foundation may still apply by partnering with an eligible non-profit.

Complete application must mailed to the Greenbelt Community Foundation – P.O. Box 234, Greenbelt, MD 20768, postmarked no later than  Ovtober 15, 2016

For application information, please click here.

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Explore Your Greenbelt Campaign Launch

The Greenbelt Community Foundation is proud to celebrate our 10th anniversary with our campaign: Explore Your Greenbelt!
The campaign will begin in April and end in October– each month we will be featuring two wonderful organizations that we have had the opportunity to support in the past. Come see all the amazing things that the GCF has helped to make happen and celebrate our Greenbelt community.

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An Oasis of Resources: the GCF

The Greenbelt Community Foundation (GCF) was established to help worthwhile projects in Greenbelt. Since its founding, it has reinvested over $150,000 into 50 projects in the community. Projects include helping organizations such as the Greenbelt Farmers Market, the Lady Angels Basketball team, Our Ladies of Chariy Food Bank, and many more. Their vision is “for a thriving, engaged community that is socially responsible, environmentally conscious and supports education, the arts and sciences.” Their vision is achieved by providing support to local community organizations around Greenbelt- through financial assistance and providing other resources.

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Singing the Blues: Year 12

The New Deal Cafe’s 12th annual Greenbelt Blues Festival is themed “Women Sing the Blues”. It will take place on September 10, 2016 from 12 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at the Roosevelt Center. Bring your festival chairs and dance shoes to enjoy the Blues from day to night. It is a free and family-friendly event. You can catch a preview of the Festival the day before the event at the Beltway Plaza. Every year, Beltway Plaza hosts a performance in the mall the day before the festival in order to further promote the event.

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Greenbelt Community Lives at Beltway Plaza

From an initial dozen stores to approximately a million square feet of retail space, Beltway Plaza has grown tremendously in its 50 years. Now Beltway Plaza is an anchor for the local residents, not only because of its quantity of restaurants, retail stores, and entertainment opportunities, but for its embrace of the Greenbelt community.

Beltway Plaza, along with the Greenbelt News Review and Paradyme Management, is a sponsor of the Greenbelt Community Foundation’s (GCF) 10th anniversary celebration campaign, Explore Your Greenbelt. To celebrate, Beltway Plaza is hosting a Back-to-School Community Family Day, Saturday, August 27 from 2 to 6 p.m. on the upper level in front of Big Lots. WKYS Radio will entertain the crowd, the plaza’s own Balloon Clown and Plaza Woman will give away keys to the popular Beltway Plaza Treasure Chest, and free raffles will feature other prizes, including a trip to Ocean City. All Greenbelters are invited to attend to have fun and to learn how GCF lives out its mission of “nourishing all of Greenbelt’s neighborhoods.”

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Beltway Plaza’s Biggest Fan: Carolyn Lambright-Davis

Caryolyn Lambright-Davis is highly involved in the Greenbelt community. She has lived in Greenbelt for the last seven years in Franklin Park. She volunteers with a number of Greenbelt organizations. Lambright-Davis is the Convener [Chair] for the Chesapeake Education, Arts and Research Society (CHEARS) and she leads a CHEARS group of students that make up the Earth Squad— an after school program focused on keeping the world green. She teaches Sunday school to 2 & 3rd graders at Eastern Community Church in Landover where she also volunteers with the church’s environmental team of volunteers working to make the church more green.

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