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Unity Campaign

What is the Unity Campaign?

Launched in 2014, the Unity Campaign was built on the success of two previous fundraising efforts – Frederick 48 and Frederick News-Post’s Season of Hope. When county funding for our local nonprofits were being eliminated, an effort was begun to “fill the gap” by raising funds from the Frederick Community.  The Unity Campaign has a clear and vital mission to support local nonprofits who serve those in need of food, shelter, clothing, financial sustainability and healthcare as well as at-risk children and youth.

Starting in 2017, the Unity Campaign’s operations moved to United Way of Frederick County. United Way serves as the campaign’s fiscal agent and facilitator. The Frederick News-Post remains a strong partner of the campaign.

Who can apply to be a non-profit partner?

The Unity Campaign addresses basic human needs and at-risk youth. Nonprofits who provide these direct services in Frederick County, Maryland are welcome to apply to join the campaign. Please review the criteria and guidelines prior to applying by clicking here.

How do I apply to be a non-profit partner?

The Unity Campaign application is currently open and accepting applications. To apply, click here or on the button below.

The deadline to apply is March 31, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. 

Questions about the application?

Please see our Unity Campaign Criteria & Guidelines. If you have any unanswered questions about the application, please contact Malcolm Furgol, director of community impact, at