Currently providing assistance to community members impacted by the Ellicott City Flash Flood on July 31, 2016

     
    The Relief Fund was established by the Community Foundation of Howard County to help address needs in the aftermath of a disaster or tragedy within Howard County. The CFHoCo Board uses several factors to decide when to activate the fund, including the severity of the incident, impact on the community, the needs of residents and businesses, and the availability of resources.

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    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.

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    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.

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    The “Endow Maryland” tax credit rewards donors who help build permanent charitable funds for local communities across the state—and right here in Howard County. Authorized by the State Legislature for the 2016 tax year, Endow Maryland offers a 25% state tax credit for gifts of $500 or more to permanent, endowed funds at qualified community foundations in Maryland.

    Learn more about Endow Maryland and how you can make a gift to CFHoCo here.

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Community Foundation of Howard County receives $92,000 donation

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, CFHoCo Working With Flood Victims

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Howard County Community Relief Fund

Upon waking up Sunday morning we all learned that Ellicott City had been devastated by a flash flood down historic Main Street which left at least two people dead. These look like images from the movies San Andreas or Twister! Following the shooting at the Mall in Columbia in March 2014, the Foundation had conversations… >>>