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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…

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…

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…

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.…

CFHoCo Annual Dinner Set for Thursday, Dec. 2
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CFHoCo Annual Dinner Set for Thursday, Dec. 2

It’s Showtime! Join us on December 2 at 6 p.m. as we host our virtual Broadway-themed Annual Dinner and Celebration of Philanthropy. Tickets are on sale for $50, and your purchases are fully tax-deductible donations to the community foundation. Your critical support helps us continue our mission to connect people, places and organizations to worthy…

Important Year-End Giving Information
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Important Year-End Giving Information

As we prepare for a busy year-end giving season we wanted to make you aware of a few items: New funds/investment accounts. If you are interested in setting up a new fund, please contact us as soon as possible. We are currently seeing backlogs at major custodians which are taking longer to set up new…

Congratulations 2021 Changemaker Challenge Winners!
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Congratulations 2021 Changemaker Challenge Winners!

Total of $60,000 awarded to big ideas for social change during social impact competition (Columbia, Md.) – The Horizon Foundation, United Way of Central Maryland, the Community Foundation of Howard County and the Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County awarded a total of $60,000 at the 2021 Changemaker Challenge, an event focused on sparking innovation…