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2020 Carlessia Hussein Minority Scholarship Winners Announced
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2020 Carlessia Hussein Minority Scholarship Winners Announced

During a ceremonial zoom call with more than 50 participants, Carlessia Hussein and the Community Foundation of Howard County (CFHoCo) announced the 41 recipients of the 2020 Carlessia Hussein Minority Scholarships. The ceremony featured inspirational words from several local leaders, including Howard County Executive, Calvin Ball, scholarship founder and namesake, Carlessia Hussein, HCPSS Executive Director…

Courthouse Development Team Cementing Its Connection to Howard County
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Courthouse Development Team Cementing Its Connection to Howard County

(Images courtesy of ESJP) The development team working on the new Howard County Circuit Courthouse is building a foundation in our community in more ways than one. In the first public-private partnership (P3) for Howard County, County Executive Calvin Ball and his team are working with Edgemoor-Star America Judicial Partners (ESJP), the private entity formed…

State Senator Katie Fry Hester Announces the Grow It Forward Fund
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State Senator Katie Fry Hester Announces the Grow It Forward Fund

A new collaborative partnership to help area farmers and food banks with a goal to raise $100,000 by August 1, 2020. The Grow It Forward campaign aims to help meet the needs of food-insecure communities in the fall/winter months of 2020-2021 while simultaneously supporting the economic recovery of small, local farmers. Our goal is to…

Dee Athey Discusses HoCoRespond Initiatives and Grants
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Dee Athey Discusses HoCoRespond Initiatives and Grants

In a presentation to Leadership Howard County’s “Hot Lunch,-Hot Topics” series, CFHoCo’s Dee Athey and the United Way of Central Maryland’s Kari Staddon talk about how the HoCoRespond collaborative effort is helping provide COVID-19 relief throughout Howard County. Dee Athey, director of grants and community engagement at the Community Foundation of Howard County, and Kari…

Youth in Philanthropy Program Announces COVID-19 Grant Awards
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Youth in Philanthropy Program Announces COVID-19 Grant Awards

Student-led group to award four Howard County nonprofits with $10,000 to combat COVID-19 and start fundraising campaign for second round of student-initiated grants. A 15-member student panel from the Community Foundation of Howard County’s Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) program has selected four nonprofits for its first-ever community grant awards. The grants total $10,000 and will…

Howard County Funders Announce $202,500 in COVID-19 Emergency Grants on #GivingTuesdayNow
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Howard County Funders Announce $202,500 in COVID-19 Emergency Grants on #GivingTuesdayNow

HoCoRespond awards over $400,000 the last two weeks to Howard County nonprofits The Community Foundation of Howard County, Horizon Foundation, United Way of Central Maryland and Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County today announced $202,500 in emergency grants to 20 Howard County nonprofits addressing COVID-19 needs. The collaborative effort that began in March, called HoCoRespond,…

Responding to the Need
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Responding to the Need

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Jain family is stepping up again to provide assistance to the Howard County Food Bank Community Foundation of Howard County fundholders Rajiv and Hima Jain are passionate about caring for their community and are no strangers to helping when and where nonprofits need it most. “When we…

Community Foundation of Howard County Pledges Additional $100,000 to COVID-19 Relief Effort
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Community Foundation of Howard County Pledges Additional $100,000 to COVID-19 Relief Effort

CFHoCo Board of Trustees Approves Emergency Funds for HoCoRespond Second Fundraising Challenge Goal of $200,000 The Community Foundation of Howard County (CFHoCo) has announced it will contribute an additional $100,000 of rapid relief funds in a second wave of funding to help mitigate the damage of COVID-19 across Howard County. The CFHoCo board of trustees…

Howard County Funders Announce $205,000 in COVID-19 Emergency Grants
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Howard County Funders Announce $205,000 in COVID-19 Emergency Grants

HoCoRespond Launches Second Fundraising Challenge Goal of $200,000; Nonprofits Can Now Apply for Second Round of Funding The Community Foundation of Howard County, Horizon Foundation, United Way of Central Maryland and Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County  have announced $205,000 in grants to 13 Howard County nonprofits addressing COVID-19 needs. The collaborative effort, called HoCoRespond,…