Give directly to one of the 300+ funds managed by the Community Foundation of Howard County. Choose from the list below to make your gift instantly.
Give directly to one of the 300+ funds managed by the Community Foundation of Howard County. Choose from the list below to make your gift instantly.
These two $500 scholarships are offered in memory of Mary-Kathryn Abernathy for Long Reach High School students. Applicants must plan to attend a two- or four-year college/university or trade school and either pursue a career in education or have been involved in fine arts in the school or community.
In support of the “Disaster Response Program” for Howard County, which provides residents immediate needs after a devastating fire or other disaster, including mental health counseling, prevention of homelessness, food, shelter and clothes.
In support of their mission to achieve full community life for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
In support of their mission to provide Howard County nonprofits with education and training, advocacy and community connections, that in turn advance the capacity and effectiveness of nonprofits providing direct services and for the development of a consolidated human services center.
In support of their mission to prevent homelessness by providing effective services and compelling advocacy that result in housing stability for Howard County residents – for every family to have a home.
In support of their mission to address equity, equality and access to educational offerings; promotion of educational innovation; and development of skills that serve students throughout their lives.
In support of the “Good Samaritan Network in Howard County” which provides temporary “host” families for children whose parents are “in crisis” and which provides a team of life coaches for young adults aging out of the foster care system.
In support of their summer day camp treatment program for children of ages 7-13 with emotional and behavioral disorders.
In support of their mission to provide the finest national and international classical chamber music ensembles and soloists performances; provide young people with a stimulating introduction to the performing arts; and, to reach out to those with limited opportunities to experience the arts.
This $1,000 scholarship is offered in loving memory of Howard T. Carolan, Jr., and Karen R. Carolan, longtime residents of Howard County. Applicants must have participated in the Howard County Youth Program and must plan to attend a two- or four-year college/university or trade school.
This $500 scholarship is offered in memory of Mike Chang, a 1995 graduate of Hammond High School. Candidates must plan to attend a two- or four-year college/university or trade school and must respond with care and concern towards the needs of others and have the ability to bring humor to the serious business of life.
In support of CSC-in-the-Ruins: Free Shakespeare for Kids program, hosted at the Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park in Ellicott City, which provides families the opportunity to see high quality Shakespeare plays by offering free admission to children under 19.
In support of their mission to make theatre accessible to children from all walks of life, regardless of gender, age, race, ability or socio-economic status and to educate children through the arts by creating theatrical experiences that inspire thought, action, creativity and change.
For over 30 years, our community has enjoyed the Columbia Festival of the Arts’ free 3-day LakeFest at Lake Kittamaqundi and stellar ticketed events at the Jim Rouse Theatre, the theatres at Howard Community College, and at other venues around Howard County. The annual 2-week Festival takes place every June and is a much loved community tradition that brings people together under the People Tree – and near the Rouse brothers statue – to remind us all to work and play together and to enjoy one another regardless of our differences – the values upon which Columbia was founded.
In support of their mission to present a world class celebration of the arts and entertainment that attracts, engages, and inspires the broad and diverse community it serves.
We aim to honor James Rouse’s legacy by enhancing racial integration so that all of Columbia is attractive and welcoming to all ethnic, racial and religious groups. The Columbia Housing Center will provide a one-stop locator service that helps landlords find tenants and tenants find homes that further racial integration in and around Columbia.
In support of their mission to provide high-quality musical performances by a locally-based symphony orchestra; the resources provided to area students, teachers, and educational institutions; and, local classical musicians with an opportunity to explore and perform great orchestral literature and chamber music.
In support of their mission to present five concerts per year performed by a professionally-trained volunteer chorus.
In support of the volunteer coordinator position, which provides essential program support to CAC services centered upon food security, which include the Howard County Food Bank, the work of the Community Garden, and the management of over 2,000 volunteers.
In support of the “Community Scholarships for Working Poor Families and Recent Immigrants,” a program which provides qualified families access to quality preschool education and childcare.
In support of their mission to create a community in which foreign-born individuals feel welcomed and have the tools they need to be successful contributors to the local, national and international community.
With a gift to our general endowment, The Fund for the Common Good, you are make a lasting impact on the areas of greatest need within our community and helping improve the quality of life in Howard County, now and for generations to come.
This scholarship is offered in memory of Robert J. Gaw, co-founder of the Ryland Group, Inc. It provides $1,000 towards the cost of tuition to a two- or four-year college/university or trade school for a Howard County public high school student.
Applications will be available in December 2014.
In support of the quality, compassionate hospice care for terminally ill adults and children who receive services at Gilchrist’s Howard County Inpatient Center.
In support of their mission to empower girls to be healthy, joyful, and confident using an experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates mentoring and running.
In support of their mission to provide supportive and professional 24-hour crisis intervention, suicide prevention, shelter, and outreach services to individuals and families experiencing a personal, situational, mental health, or shelter crisis.
In support of their mission to provide prevention, treatment, recovery, health and wellness resources to help Howard County residents develop knowledge and skills to understand and address behavioral health disorders.
This $1,500 scholarship is for a Howard County student who demonstrates his or her religious faith through good citizenship, service to others and the community and academic achievement – values that were exemplified in the life of Freeman K. Hill, an engineer at the Applied Physics Lab. Applicants must plan to attend a two- or four-year college/university or trade school.
This $1,000 scholarship is offered in memory of Mark Hollingsworth, a devoted family man and hard-working entrepreneur whose compassionate spirit and positive attitude left a strong impression on those who knew and loved him. Applicants must plan to attend a two- or four-year college/university or trade school.
In support of their mission to reduce the harm and effects of domestic violence and sexual assault while working toward their elimination in Howard County.
An investment in students attending Howard Community College through the Educational Foundations scholarship programs.
In support of “Head Start In Art: An Artist‐In‐Education” program that provides children participating in Howard County Head Start programs, hands‐on artistic experiences for a period of three to six weeks.
In Howard County and across the United States, individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other disabilities face an expanding crisis. The supply of affordable, accessible housing, never sufficient to demand, is becoming dramatically more scarce as a rapidly expanding population of young adults with ASD and other disabilities transition into adulthood. In Howard County alone, approximately 600 students with learning disabilities, autism, developmental delay, or intellectual disabilities will transition out of high school in the next five years.
We’re helping meet this demand with an innovative solution: an inclusive, mixed income community for adults with disabilities, families and older adults in which neighbors lend one another social support. Please donate to help support planning of this initiative.
Please consider donating to help the community following the Ellicott City flood that took place on May 27, 2018.
In support of their mission to educate children and adults about the natural world, preserve the land and its legacy for future generations, and model responsible stewardship of our environment.
The Carlessia Hussein Minority Scholarship Fund provides up to $2,000 scholarships to African American or Latino males who are enrolled in a Howard County middle school for the costs of tuition and related expenses associated with participating in “qualified programs” that provide opportunities to gain knowledge, skills and unique experiences to enable them to successfully complete school and become life-long leaders in their community.
In support of the expansion of JA programs in Howard County from Elementary through High school, including JA BizTown, JA Finance Park Virtual, and JA Rising Women Initiative.
In support of their mission to develop and present contemporary dance as a living art form in the community, through dance education, community outreach, workshops, performances and collaborations with other artists throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.
This up to $21,000 scholarship is offered, in honor of Bob Kittleman, for high school seniors who have shown potential in or are accomplished in engineering and the applied sciences. Applicants must plan to attend a two- or four-year college/university or trade school.
This $500 scholarship is offered in loving memory of Mary Ann Levant, a dedicated educator who gave in abundance throughout her career to the Howard County Public School System. Applicants must plan to attend or take a class at a two- or four-year college/university or trade school to further their educational interests.
In support of operation costs associated with educational programs, vocational training, residential support and employment opportunities for children and adults living with autism and related developmental disabilities.
In support of their mission to provide affordable housing and a supportive environment free of drugs and alcohol for persons in recovery from alcohol and/or drug addiction.
In support of their programs that provide home-delivered meals to house bound individuals in Howard County.
In support of their mission to improve the lives of individuals with mental illness and their families through education, advocacy, and support to increase awareness of mental illness in Howard County.
In support of their mission to help children and adults preserve a sense of family and foster healthy relationships regardless of family configuration, as they navigate the legal requirements and emotional experience of a parental separation or divorce.
In support of their transportation services that enable seniors to remain a vital and productive part of their community.
This $2,500 scholarship was established to honor and pay tribute to “Big Doug” Parker, a big man with a big heart. Applicants must plan to attend a two- or four-year college/university or trade school.
This $1,000 scholarship is offered in memory of Wilbon H. and Mary J. Pulliam for Howard County high school seniors planning to attend a two- or four-year college/university or trade school in Maryland.
In support of their mission to bring volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of low-income homeowners in Howard County.
This $1,000 scholarship is offered to a Mt. Hebron female athlete in memory of Judge Kit Sfekas, who was known to many as “Coach Kit.” Applicants must plan to attend a two- or four-year college/university or trade school.
In support of their Howard County programs that support their mission to increase competency in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
This $1,000 scholarship is offered in appreciation by Christina and Lawrence Tarbell III for the fine education provided to them by the faculty of Howard High School. Applicants must plan to attend a two- or four-year college/university or trade school.
In support of the residential and community services to young people and families from Howard County who experience a disruption in their lives and which promote long-term well-being and success.
The Pumphrey Family offers scholarships in memory of C. Merritt Pumphrey and Dorothy Iglehart Pumphrey.
In odd years, the C. Merritt Pumphrey Scholarship provides a $1,000 award to a graduating senior that plans to pursue an education in agriculture, animal husbandry and/or a field related to farming.
In even years, the Dorothy Iglehart Pumphrey Memorial Scholarship provides a $1,000 award to a graduating senior that plans to pursue a career in the fine arts or who has been involved in the fine arts in the school or community.
In support of the construction of the Sensory-Sensitive Indoor Therapy Arena and Accessible Playground in which they will provide physical and occupational therapy on horseback for clients with severe physical and emotional disabilities.
The Tropf family wishes to promote the study of science by awarding $1,000 scholarships to Howard County public school seniors who intend to study mathematics, the physical sciences or engineering at a four-year college or university. These scholarships honor Cheryl Griffiths Tropf, a great believer in learning and academic achievement.
This $2,000 scholarship is offered in memory/honor of Phyllis Utterback in recognition of her remarkable commitment to education, youth and family. She epitomized the impact and value of education and the positive role it can play in the lives of young and old.
Vision Financial Group, based in Columbia, Maryland, was founded by three long-time Howard County residents and graduates of Glenelg High School. Two brothers and a lifelong friend had a goal of creating a wealth advisory firm that was focused on building long-term relationships within their community.
The founding members remain extremely involved in the local community and wanted to further give back, which stemmed a partnership with the Community Foundation of Howard County and the launch of the Vision Financial Group Scholarship Fund.
The Vision Financial Group Scholarship Fund will award a graduating senior of the Howard County Public School System with a $20,000 scholarship ($5,000/year for 4 years). The first scholarship will be awarded to a Glenelg High School graduating senior, with the long-term goal of providing one scholarship per year to a graduating senior from every high school in Howard County.
In support of their mission to ensure that the best interest of children, who have been abused and neglected and are living in foster care, are represented in the Howard County Court.
In support of their mission to provide community based services for older and disabled adults, that allow them to achieve their highest potential for independence, dignity, and life satisfaction.
The Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County (“WGC”) is an unincorporated group of women who believe that women’s philanthropy shapes the future for women and girls through the power of collective giving. The WGC mission is to build a community of philanthropists and create a permanent legacy to address the needs of women and girls in Howard County.
In support of the mission and vision, the WGC established a fund with the CFHoCo and actively solicits donations from local women who support its philanthropic mission. The donations are distributed to nonprofits addressing the needs of women and girls in Howard County.
For more information, please visit www.womensgivingcircle.hocomojo.org
This $1,000 scholarship is offered in memory/honor of Aaron Worley for high school seniors with a commitment to community involvement, academics and sportsmanship. Applicants must plan to attend a two- or four-year college/university or trade school.
In support of operation and program costs that allow the organization to provide free and/or reduced cost services to Howard County residents.
In support support of their Howard County programs that support their mission to build connections between art, artists, educators, students and the communities in which they reside and work.