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$200,000 HoCoRespond COVID-19 Emergency Funds  ​Now Available to Howard County Nonprofits
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$200,000 HoCoRespond COVID-19 Emergency Funds ​Now Available to Howard County Nonprofits

New grants follow previous two rounds and $407,500 of funding The Community Foundation of Howard County, Horizon Foundation, United Way of Central Maryland and Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County are sustaining their strong partnership during the COVID-19 pandemic and announcing another $200,000 in available funds to support nonprofits working on the frontlines in Howard…

Leadership Council Award
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Leadership Council Award

This $1,000 unrestricted award recognizes a next generation person (25-45 year old) who serves as a member of a nonprofit board in Howard County and has exemplified leadership and commitment to the organization and to the community. The Foundation Leadership Council was created in 2008 to extend the Foundation’s outreach to the community, to enhance…

The Casey and Pebble Willis Making a Difference Award
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The Casey and Pebble Willis Making a Difference Award

A community activist for the 26 years she lived in Howard County, Casey believed people could have a positive impact by putting their beliefs into action. Her list of achievements is long and varied. Before moving to Howard County, she was a high school English and Drama teacher in nearby Baltimore County. Once she moved…

Grow It Forward fund receives two grants for $35,000
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Grow It Forward fund receives two grants for $35,000

The Grow It Forward fund, a collaborative effort launched in 2020 at the Community Foundation of Howard County, recently received two grants totaling $35,000 of support. First, Grow It Forward secured $20,000 in state funding in the form of a Maryland Agricultural Education and Rural Development Assistance Fund (MAERDAF) grant. Then this week County Executive…

Youth in Philanthropy program announces $20,000 second round of COVID-19 relief grants
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Youth in Philanthropy program announces $20,000 second round of COVID-19 relief grants

Student group awards six Howard County nonprofits after self-initiated fundraising campaign and three corporate matches A 15-member student panel from the Community Foundation of Howard County’s Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) program has selected six nonprofits for its second round of COVID-19 relief grant awards. The grants total $20,000 and will be awarded to the Equity4HC…

Endow Maryland Tax Credit Program
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Endow Maryland Tax Credit Program

Want to be rewarded for helping to build permanent charitable funds that benefit Howard County? 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 charitable funds for local communities across…

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…

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…