Corporate Philanthropy

Employees at Ascend One Corporation make payroll deductions to the EDGE (Employee Donations & Grants Empowerment) Fund, which is a donor-advised fund at the Community Foundation of Howard County
Employees at Ascend One Corporation make payroll deductions to the EDGE (Employee Donations & Grants Empowerment) Fund, which is a donor-advised fund at the Community Foundation of Howard County

A corporate giving program impacts a company’s bottom line and its presence in the marketplace. Simply put, companies that give back are companies that move forward. Studies prove that a company’s ties to a community cause benefits not only to the communities where customers and employees live and work but also to the company itself.

  • 79 percent of consumers said they would switch brands or retailers based on associations with a good cause, when price and quality are equal.1
  • 85 percent of Americans say that they have a more positive image of a product or company when it supports a cause they care about.1

1 Cone, Inc. “Past. Present. Future. The 25th Anniversary of Cause Marketing Research Study.” Cone Cause Evolution Study (2008): Page 10.

Choosing to work with CFHoCo will help you do the following:

  • Maximize a company’s giving potential.
  • Provide opportunities for stronger, more focused brand-building among customers, employees and the community.
  • Promote healthier, more livable and economically viable communities.

To view a complete list of our charitable giving products and services click here.

For more information please contact Beverly White-Seals, President & CEO, at bwhiteseals@cfhoco.org