Did You Know?

Did You Know… That each year more than 10,000 brave people plunge into the frigid January waters of the Chesapeake Bay during the Polar Bear Plunge in support of Special Olympics Maryland? That one out of every five athletes at the 2018 Special Olympics Maryland Summer Games was from Howard County? That CFHoCo donor and…

Our Furloughed Neighbors

According to County Executive Calvin Ball, in Howard County, approximately one in every ten members of the workforce is impacted by the federal government shutdown. In additional to the furloughed government employees, Howard County is replete with federal contractors who are not expected to receive “back pay” for the days the federal government is closed.…

Community Foundation of Howard County establishes multimillion-dollar fund

The Community Foundation of Howard County established an agency fund with Community Homes Housing Inc. using $30 million from the organization’s sale of five Harper’s Choice and Wilde Lake housing units to Enterprise Homes. Community Homes Housing will use the fund, the largest ever established with the Community Foundation, to support the development and preservation…

Ellicott City flood relief funds collected, shortfall remains

The Community Foundation of Howard County and Ellicott City Partnership have collected and will distribute nearly $1.1 million in grants to those affected by the Ellicott City flood this year. Flood relief donations received to date fully funded eligible requests in the categories for individuals, heads of household, employees, business owners and residential property. The commercial…

Howard County Community Relief Fund

100% of all gifts received, minus any PayPal processing fees, will be granted via the process outlined in the program guidelines.  The CFHoCo has waived all administration fees. In the event that due to the generosity of donors, donations exceed the need, the CFHoCo will apply donations to relief efforts of future incidents.  This fund cannot accept donations…

Community Foundation of Howard County holds 36th annual Spring Party

The Community Foundation of Howard County, which raises, manages and distributes funds to support Howard County nonprofits, will hold its 36th annual Spring Party on Friday, June 8, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Science Engineering Technology Building at Howard Community College. Proceeds from the event will benefit the foundation’s programs and services that…

Community Foundation of Howard County names Scot Millen board chair

The Community Foundation of Howard County, which raises, manages and distributes funds to support Howard County nonprofits, named Scot Millen chair of the foundation’s board of directors. Millen is the director of investments for Columbia-based Brightworks Wealth Management, which he co-founded in 2010. Millen has over a decade of experience in financial services, investments and…

Community Foundation of Howard County to recognize philanthropists at annual dinner

The Community Foundation of Howard County, which 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. 16, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Turf Valley in Ellicott City. Bob and Bach Jeffrey will receive the Community Foundation’s individual…

Community Foundation of Howard County requests award nominations

The Community Foundation of Howard County, which raises, manages and distributes funds to support Howard County nonprofits, requests nominations for three awards this year: Howard County Philanthropist of the Year awards recognize an individual or family and a business or organization in Howard County that have shown leadership in philanthropy through giving and have changed…

Community Foundation of Howard County presents two awards

The Community Foundation of Howard County, which raises, manages and distributes funds to support Howard County nonprofits, presented its 2016 Casey and Pebble Willis Making a Difference Award to the Community Action Council of Howard County and its 2016 Leadership Council Award to Laura Yoo with the Howard County Poetry & Literature Society. The Community…