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Apple Ford Donates $400,000 to Community Foundation of Howard County
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Apple Ford Donates $400,000 to Community Foundation of Howard County

Community Foundation to move to The Apple Ford Center at Athol Manor this fall The Community Foundation of Howard County, which raises, manages and distributes funds to support Howard County nonprofits, received $400,000 from Apple Ford, a car dealership in Columbia, for the foundation’s endowed fund supporting the mission and operating costs of the foundation…

Endow Maryland Tax Credit Program Open for 2021
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Endow Maryland Tax Credit Program Open for 2021

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…

Lance Christopher Mercy Scholar-Athlete Scholarship Established at CFHoCo
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Lance Christopher Mercy Scholar-Athlete Scholarship Established at CFHoCo

The endowed scholarship will be awarded in perpetuity to a River Hill HS student The family of Lance Mercy has established a new endowed scholarship at the Community Foundation of Howard County. The Lance Christopher Mercy Scholar-Athlete Scholarship will award a minimum of $1,000 each year to a graduating senior at River Hill High School.…

Howard County Funders Announce Another $201,000 in COVID-19 Emergency Grants
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Howard County Funders Announce Another $201,000 in COVID-19 Emergency Grants

HoCoRespond has awarded more than $600,000 to Howard County nonprofits in 2020 The Community Foundation of Howard County, Horizon Foundation,  United Way of Central Maryland and Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County today announced $201,000 in emergency grants to 15 Howard County nonprofits addressing COVID-19 needs. The collaborative effort that began in March, called HoCoRespond,…

$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…