There are many reasons to give to the Community Foundation. We strengthen the community by encouraging and supporting effective giving and by providing leadership on critical issues affecting those who live or work in Howard County. Gifts made directly to the Community Foundation of Howard County’s Annual Fund support the core work of the Foundation. These unrestricted gifts allow the Foundation to provide community leadership and outreach, develop philanthropic partnerships and offer personalized donor services. They also give CFHoCo the flexibility to undertake critical new initiatives such as implementing online donor portals and donor education programs to advise various stakeholders about evolving community needs.
The Foundation is part of a network of some 700 community foundations nationwide, each an independent tax-exempt, public charity made up of charitable giving component funds established by individuals, families, corporations and other organizations. We currently administer more than 300 donor funds with assets totaling more than $17 million.
CFHoCo Operating Fund