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The Next 50 Campaign
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The Next 50 Campaign

Established in celebration of CFHoCo’s 50th Anniversary in 2019, The Next 50 Fund seeks to endow lasting support for the primary mission of the foundation as it moves into its second half-century. With a target of $1 million, The Next 50 campaign will help to significantly expand our capacity and set the foundation up to…

CFHoCo Announces 2021 Community Grant Awards
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CFHoCo Announces 2021 Community Grant Awards

The Community Foundation of Howard County (CFHoCo) has announced its 2021 community grant awards supporting nonprofits throughout Howard County, Maryland. A total of $201,000 will be distributed across 36 nonprofit organizations to improve the lives of residents across the community. “The Community Foundation of Howard County is pleased to work with so many amazing nonprofits…

Accepting Cryptocurrency Donations
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Accepting Cryptocurrency Donations

Important information for accepting and valuing cryptocurrency donations for community foundation donors In response to the steady, albeit bumpy, rise in cryptocurrency valuations, community foundations are increasingly seeking solutions for prospective donations of cryptocurrency assets (“crypto”) and asking questions about accounting implications. This article outlines important considerations for accepting and valuing donations of crypto and…

The Howard Hughes Corporation Announces Nikole Hannah-Jones Scholarship
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The Howard Hughes Corporation Announces Nikole Hannah-Jones Scholarship

The Howard Hughes Corporation, the community developer for Downtown Columbia, has established a scholarship in honor of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, creator of the “1619 Project” for The New York Times Magazine. The $10,000 Nikole Hannah-Jones Scholarship will be presented to two Black or African American seniors attending Howard County public high schools who…

Endow Maryland Tax Credit Program Open for 2022
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Endow Maryland Tax Credit Program Open for 2022

Want to be rewarded for helping to build permanent charitable funds that benefit Howard County such as our Next 50 Campaign? Participate in Endow Maryland, and give back to your community in a meaningful and lasting way. How It Works Endow Maryland is a state tax credit that rewards donors who help build permanent, endowed…

Save the Dates for CFHoCo 2022 Events
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Save the Dates for CFHoCo 2022 Events

We sure hope to see more of you in 2022. Please reserve these dates for important foundation events. Thursday, May 26 – 2022 Spring Party Join us on the grounds of our new home at the Apple Ford Center at Athol Manor for the premier networking event of the season – the annual Community Foundation of Howard County…

Jain Matching Fund to Support Frontline Staff at HCGH
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Jain Matching Fund to Support Frontline Staff at HCGH

The current situation at Howard County General Hospital is exponentially worse than at any earlier point in the pandemic, with more COVID patients, staff vacancies and more staff members who have to call out every day due to being sick with or exposed to COVID. To help the staff that is stretched extremely thin, we are…

CFHoCo “Did You Know” Podcast with Harkins Builders’ Erik Dahlen
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CFHoCo “Did You Know” Podcast with Harkins Builders’ Erik Dahlen

Welcome to “CFHoCo Did You Know,” a podcast that shines a light on significant issues in our community and seeks to connect people, places and organizations to worthy causes across Howard County, Maryland, and beyond. On today’s episode, the Community Foundation’s director of development, marketing and communications, Dan Flynn, sits down with Erik Dahlen, a…

OhanaHC, Matthew Plantz Awarded Annual CFHoCo Philanthropy Honors
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OhanaHC, Matthew Plantz Awarded Annual CFHoCo Philanthropy Honors

The Community Foundation of Howard County awarded its top philanthropy honors to OhanaHC and Matthew Plantz at its Annual Dinner and Celebration of Philanthropy. The event, held virtually, recapped one of the most pivotal years in the foundation’s history and provided an opportunity to highlight the tremendous work being done by nonprofits in Howard County.…