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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…

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…

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,…

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,…

CFHoCo Announces 2020 Community Grant Awards
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CFHoCo Announces 2020 Community Grant Awards

Please note that these are annual community grants and should not be confused with COVID-19 emergency relief funds. Howard County nonprofits seeking rapid relief funds should submit a new grant application via HoCoRespond.org by midnight on Friday, April 10. The Community Foundation of Howard County (CFHoCo) has announced its 2020 annual community grant awards supporting…

HoCoRespond COVID-19 Emergency Funds Available to Howard County Nonprofits
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HoCoRespond COVID-19 Emergency Funds Available to Howard County Nonprofits

Application Process Opens April 6, 2020 The Community Foundation of Howard County is one of four local founding philanthropies of HoCoRespond.com who set a goal of raising $100,000 in 10 days to support Howard County nonprofits with emergency funds in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The goal has been exceeded and $100,000 in emergency funds…

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…