Save the Date
Thursday, May 18, 2017
5:30 – 8:30 P.M.
Horowitz Visual & Performing Arts Center
Register and purchase tickets
Full buffet and open bar
For 2017 CFHoCo sponsorship information, fill out and submit a Sponsorship Form
to Allyson Lestner at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact at 410-730-7840.
When we ask our donors why they give, we hear many reasons. Some express a deep sense of gratitude to the county where their families and businesses have thrived. Others feel a responsibility to use their wealth in meaningful ways, or to share their good fortune — an inheritance, an especially large bonus or commission check, or the proceeds from the sale of a business — with the community.
To be considered for a grant, an organization must be determined as charitable under
Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or be an entity that meets IRS charitable guidelines.
For questions about our grant programs email Program Officer Tracy Locke-Kitt or call 410-730-7840.
Community Grants Donor Advised
Mini Grants Making Up The Difference
CFHoCo manages more than 300 charitable funds on our community’s behalf. Search our directory to find existing funds based on the type of fund or the name of the fund. You can click on the name of the fund to learn more about it as well as donate directly to that fund. Contact CFHoCo to learn how you can create your own fund.
Our 2016 Community Grant and Mini-Grants program will provide local nonprofits with $305,000 in the areas of social services, the arts, education and the environment, to improve the lives of those who live or work in Howard County. Although these grants will make a tangible difference in our community, they represent partial funding of the general operating services or specific programs these grantees actually requested. Through this program you can Make a Difference in your community by making a personal grant to these nonprofits, Making Up the Difference between what was requested and what CFHoCo granted.
Howard County High School student scholarships: March 6
Spring Party: May 18
The Community Foundation of Howard County, which assists donors in reaching their philanthropic goals and raises, manages and distributes funds to support Howard County nonprofits, will recognize Howard County philanthropists at its annual dinner, A Celebration of Philanthropy, on Thursday, Nov. 10, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Turf Valley in Ellicott City. The Community… >>>
The Community Foundation of Howard County, which partners with donors to reach their philanthropic goals and raises, manages and distributes funds to support Howard County nonprofits, received $92,000 from The Kahlert Foundation, a private family foundation based in Maryland. The Community Foundation will distribute $60,000 of the donation to Howard County nonprofit organizations and use… >>>
Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center has learned that there are about 20 households seeking housing assistance. All beds in Grassroots are currently filled, and funds are needed to temporarily house these families in local motels. The cost of a hotel room for one week ranges from $350 to $450. Some generous families in Howard County have… >>>
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Unrestricted Fundsprovide the greatest flexibility in responding to the community’s changing needs. Donors place no restrictions on how such funds may be used allowing the Foundation to address the community’s most pressing needs as they emerge. Income from unrestricted endowment funds is the primary source of funding for the Foundation’s Community Grants program.
By establishing a Field-of-Interest Fund, you can target your gift to address needs in an important area of community life – arts, youth, substance abuse, education, the environment and more. You identify your personal interest area when making your gift; our Board awards grants to community organizations and programs that are making a difference in the program area you select. Your gift stays flexible enough to meet community needs in your interest area-even as they change over time.
Establishing a Donor-Advised Fund allows you to make a gift to the Community Foundation of Howard County, then remain involved in suggesting uses for your gift. Gifts are tax deductible at the time they are made to the Foundation even though distributions to other charitable organizations may be made over many years. You can work with our staff to suggest ongoing uses for the fund-targeting the issues you and your family care about most. Grant awards are issued to charities in the name of the fund (or anonymously if you prefer). It’s a simple, powerful, and highly personal approach to giving – and a great way to involve your entire family in philanthropy.
Establishing a Designated Fund allows you to support the good work of a one or more of your favorite nonprofit organizations-a senior center, museum, university or virtually any nonprofit charitable organization. Your gift provides the organization of your choice a sustainable source of income for years to come. Grants are distributed annually to the designated recipients. However, if any of the designated organizations should cease to exist, the Foundation will ensure that the fund continues the donor’s charitable objectives.
Some donors honor or memorialize a loved one or a retiring employee by creating a scholarship or award program to help further the education of deserving students based on criteria established by the donor. The Community Foundation of Howard County provides the expertise to help you meet your personal goals and handles the administrative details.