Advocates for the east side.

We’re East Frederick Rising, a non-profit coalition of businesses, residents, forward-thinking leaders; and local, state, and government entities. We believe strongly in community – a healthy place where everyone holds genuine, mutual acceptance and respect for one another and has a strong commitment to where we live, work, and raise our children.

 As the eastside of Frederick continues to grow and change, we are committed to providing the leadership and stewardship necessary to advocate for the community we wish to become.

What's Happening
in East Frederick

Here’s just a few of the East Frederick projects that are in the works or recently completed. Check them out, and see why East Frederick is becoming THE side of town.

Featured Business
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Café Bueno

April 10, 2022

Our History and Background Story Café Bueno was opened in 2012 in Frederick, MD by owners Francisco and Heather. In October 2019 Café Bueno moved one block south of its …


Brickworks Position Paper

August 8, 2023

Click on the link below to download and read East Frederick Rising’s position on the proposed Brickworks project for East Frederick. Brickworks EFR Position


What is the Façade Improvement Project?

September 14, 2022

The Façade Improvement Project offers up to $10,000 in matching funds for façade improvements. Building and/orbusiness owners can apply for up to 50 percent of the cost of their improvement …

View of East Frederick and Carrol Creek with the sun rising behind some trees.

Letter from the VP: East Street Study

May 3, 2022

For over a decade the city has been setting the table for transforming East Street into the major corridor it is evolving into today. Just over 10 years ago the …

Your Time Helps Us Shine

It doesn’t take a huge commitment on your part (promise!), and it makes all the difference.

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