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CFHoCo Announces Youth in Philanthropy Community Grant Awards of $25,000
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CFHoCo Announces Youth in Philanthropy Community Grant Awards of $25,000

A student panel from the Community Foundation of Howard County’s Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) program has selected nine nonprofits for its community grant awards. The grants total $25,000, with funding coming from the Youth in Philanthropy fund and the Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County, two field of interest funds under the Community Foundation of…

Annie T. Randall Memorial Fund
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Annie T. Randall Memorial Fund

The Annie T. Randall Memorial Fund is named after a pathbreaking and amazingly gracious woman.  Annie Mae Turner Randall entered this world on January 22, 1925, in Greenwood, South Carolina, and transitioned on August 16, 2021. Her life was committed to creating opportunities for others. She always had a smile, word of encouragement and a…

Foundation announces 56 winners of Carlessia Hussein Minority Scholarships
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Foundation announces 56 winners of Carlessia Hussein Minority Scholarships

Carlessia Hussein and the Community Foundation of Howard County (CFHoCo) announce the 56 recipients of the 2021 Carlessia Hussein Minority Scholarships. A total of $14,000 will be distributed on behalf of the selected recipients. Carlessia Hussein Minority Scholarships are dedicated for African American, Latino or Native American males who are enrolled in a Howard County…

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 & Pebble Willis “Making a Difference” Award
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The Casey & 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…