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Howard County Funders Aim to Raise $100,000 in 10 Days to Address Coronavirus
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Howard County Funders Aim to Raise $100,000 in 10 Days to Address Coronavirus

HoCoRepond.com Raising Money and Giving Grants to Nonprofits in Howard County Howard County funders are coordinating to rapidly raise funds and deploy critical resources to nonprofits in Howard County through HoCoRespond.com, with the goal of raising $100,000 in the next 10 days. “We’re facing an unparalleled challenge, and it will require collective action and support…

Howard County Philanthropies Coordinate Coronavirus Response
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Howard County Philanthropies Coordinate Coronavirus Response

Local funders announce new emergency funds and actions to support the community Columbia, Md. – Four local philanthropies have announced new emergency funds and actions to support community members affected by COVID-19. The Community Foundation of Howard County, Horizon Foundation, United Way of Central Maryland and Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County are working together…

Health Department Recommendations to Avoid and Fight COVID-19
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Health Department Recommendations to Avoid and Fight COVID-19

As news continues to emerge of more cases of coronavirus throughout the United States and here in Maryland, the Community Foundation of Howard County wants to ensure that all residents are taking proper precautions and heeding the advice of trusted medical experts. The Howard County Health Department is a great resource for our community. The…

Applications for Carlessia Hussein Minority Scholarship Due March 11
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Applications for Carlessia Hussein Minority Scholarship Due March 11

The deadline for middle school students to apply for a Carlessia Hussein Minority Scholarship for camp attendance is Wednesday, March 11. In its fifth year, the scholarships have provided financial resources to send more than 95 young men to qualified programs. For more information, review the guidelines and application. An updated qualified programs list can…

Community Foundation of Howard County Receives National Recognition
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Community Foundation of Howard County Receives National Recognition

The Community Foundation of Howard County recently received accreditation renewal with the nation’s highest standard for philanthropic excellence. National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations® establish legal, ethical, effective practices for community foundations everywhere. “This was an important exercise for our foundation to undertake,” stated Beverly White-Seals, CEO and President of CFHoCo. “The application process demanded…

Community Foundation of Howard County requests student applications for Youth in Philanthropy
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Community Foundation of Howard County requests student applications for Youth in Philanthropy

The Community Foundation of Howard County, which raises, manages and distributes funds to support Howard County nonprofits, requested applications from Howard County high school sophomores and juniors to participate in the foundation’s new Youth in Philanthropy program. Youth in Philanthropy will empower students to solicit and evaluate grant applications and award funds based on need…

Community Foundation of Howard County accepting community grant applications
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Community Foundation of Howard County accepting community grant applications

The Community Foundation of Howard County, which raises, manages and distributes funds to support Howard County nonprofits, is accepting applications from nonprofits for community grants up to $15,000. Applications are available at www.cfhoco.org and due by Oct. 21. Community grants support nonprofit organizational costs and fund special projects for organizations that deliver services to Howard…

Our Furloughed Neighbors, Part II
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Our Furloughed Neighbors, Part II

I first want to thank all of you who responded to the Community Foundation’s first communication on Monday about our furloughed neighbors. Many of you sent monetary donations or made a donation of goods. According to Bita Dayhoff, President of the Community Action Council (CAC) which runs the Howard County Food Bank, the number of…