Freddie Mac Foundation has invested $300,000 in Pr. George’s families in 2008 [News, 8/28]

GRANTS
Children, Families Aided by Grants (WaPo, 8/28) – “In the first half of this year, the Freddie Mac Foundation awarded more than $300,000 to organizations with programs for children and families in Prince George’s County. ”
The Horizon Foundation announced several new grants this month designed to improve the health safety net in Howard County. (WaPo, 8/28 – scroll down)

FAMILY INCOME
Maryland Families Reach Out For Help (WaPo, 8/28) – In a tight economy, social profit groups are helping out with school supplies.

ENVIRONMENT
Md., Va. Set Action Plans for Changes in Climate (WaPo, 8/28)