Federated Charities operates the only nonprofit center in Frederick and offers affordable, operational space to emerging and established nonprofit organizations. Our organization was established in 1911 to help support a growing number of charitable organizations, formed during that time period and more than 100 years later, we continue to promote the ideas of collaboration, shared resources and collective energy to provide necessary services for individuals and families.
Our beautiful building was donated to our organization in 1930 by Margaret Williams, the only descendant of a family known for its philanthropy and generosity in our community. Her gift ensures a legacy of giving back in Frederick and serves as a constant reminder in the heart of our thriving community that not every person has shelter, or food or a warm bed at night.
Our fully renovated center consists of two connected 19th century structures and houses as many as 16 charitable organizations at any given time. Our tenant-partners provide a diversity of support to our community in the fields of mental health care, legal assistance, and workforce development services in addition to sharing a love of Frederick’s historic downtown. By offering well below-market rents, our nonprofit tenants are able to better leverage their own financial resources, grow, and frequently move on to a larger, dedicated location of their own.
For more than 100 years, we have been many things in the community but our commitment to local charities making a difference in Frederick has never wavered. We are proud to support organizations who make a difference in the lives of all our residents.
Federated Charities is a 501(c)3 corporation. Our immediate past fiscal year 990-PF is available upon request. Prior years’ 990 documents are available on Guidestar. We have been awarded Guidestar’s Platinum Seal of Approval for 2020 and pride ourselves on our transparency, our dedication to nonprofit best practices and our advocacy on behalf of the important work that nonprofits play in all our communities.
We are proud members of the Maryland Association of Nonprofits, the Nonprofit Centers Network, the National Network of Fiscal Sponsors, the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Frederick Chamber of Commerce/Nonprofit Alliance.