What the Fund Does
Began in 1987, the Partnership Fund provides partial compensation for property damage to victims of racial, ethnic, religion, sexual orientation and disability based hate/violence. Acts of prejudice and hate are traumatic for both the targeted individuals and the community as a whole. The Partnership Fund's goals are to demonstrate community support for the victims and ease the financial consequences of such violence. A comprehensive program of monitoring, community education, law enforcement, and victim assistance, the Partnership Fund for Victims of Hate/Violence serves as a model for communities elsewhere. The Partnership Fund is a sub-committee of the Committee on Hate/Violence.
Who is Eligible to Receive Help
Individuals and private institutions may be eligible to receive financial assistance for the fund to repair or replace their property if: the property was damaged by a hate/violence act committed because of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or disability; the hate/violence incident occurred in Montgomery County; and prompt application is made to the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights.
How to Apply
To obtain more information, report an incident of hate/violence or apply for property damage compensation, call or visit:
The Montgomery County Office of Human Rights
21 Maryland Avenue,
Rockville, Maryland 20850-2223
Voice (240) 777-8450
TTY/TTD (240) 777-8480
Fax (240) 777-8460
You may contribute to the Partnership fund by sending a check payable to the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights (MCOHR) Partnership Fund.