Scholarship Fundraiser for Minority Youth to celebrate Dr. Carlessia Hussein’s 80th Birthday

September 1, 2016  Scholarship Fundraiser for Minority Youth to celebrate Dr. Carlessia Hussein’s 80th Birthday  WHO:            Dr. Carlessia Hussein, Chair of the Howard County Board of Health Retired Director of the Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Howard County representatives to the Maryland General Assembly and a… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

O’s Game For #ECStrong

O’s Game For #ECStrong

The Baltimore Orioles are supporting Ellicott City flood relief at an upcoming game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. $5 of every ticket sold will benefit the Ellicott City Partnership and the Howard County Community Relief Fund. Friday, September 23rd at 7:05 p.m. vs. Arizona Diamondbacks  Orioles T-Shirt for All fans Post-Game Fireworks presented by Johns Hopkins Advantage… Continue Reading

Grassroots, CFHoCo Working With Flood Victims

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

Community Foundation of Howard County requests Philanthropist of the Year nominations

The Community Foundation of Howard County requests nominations for its fifth annual Howard County Philanthropist of the Year awards. Nomination forms are available at and due Aug. 15. Philanthropist of the Year awards recognize an individual or family and a business or organization in Howard County each year that have shown leadership in philanthropy… Continue Reading