2020 Community Grant Process
Application Materials Available September 16, 2019
Applications Due October 21, 2019
Through the Community Grant program, funding is provided once a year to support programs and services that transform and enrich the lives of Howard County residents. CFHoCo seeks to collaborate with nonprofits administering human service programs; focusing on educational success and opportunities; providing arts and culture experiences; advocating for a healthy lifestyle and promoting the enjoyment and preservation of our environment.
The Community Grant Program provides funding in two categories:
Operational Grants provide support for the day-to-day costs of running a nonprofit organization. These grants provide unrestricted income to help an organization carry out its goals without imposing the requirement to develop activities directly attributable to the grant.
Project Grants are given to support a specific set of activities, with a beginning and an end, explicit objectives and a predetermined cost. Project grant funds are restricted and must be used for the specified project.
Based on the availability of funds, the foundation may provide grants of up to $15,000.
2020 Community Grants Application Material
2020 Community Grants Guidelines
Organizational Budget Template
Project Budget Template
Budget Template Instructions
Board of Directors List Template
Grant Information Session Presentation Slides
Online Portal Access
Community Grant Applications due October 21, 2019 by 11:59pm and must be submitted through the online portal.
View a list of the 2019 Community Grant Awards here.
For more information on this program, please e-mail our Director of Grants and Community Engagement, Dee Athey, or call 410-730-7840.
Nonprofit Grant Information Sessions
There will be two sessions for nonprofits to get more information and ask questions about the 2020 grants process:
CFHoCo 2020 Community Grants Program Information Session
We invite applicants to participate in the 2020 Community Grants Program Information Session, where we will highlight the grant details and the online application portal. This session is optional and not required to submit a completed application.
Association of Community Services of Howard County Event
Howard County Funders Forum
This ACS Event is free for ACS members and has a fee for non-members. The event will have general information about the 2020 Community Grants Process and other funding opportunities available through the Community Foundation of Howard County and it’s associated funds.
Support CFHoCo’s Programs
Our Community Grant program is made possible by donors who have established Unrestricted and Field-of-Interest Funds. Through this generous support, collectively, these funds provide CFHoCo the flexibility to use its extensive knowledge of community issues and organizations to make grants that both support programs that make our community vibrant and that are responsive to the needs of the community. Donors utilize the expertise of CFHoCo’s staff and Board of Directors to identify opportunities to make grants that will have the most impact in the community. Learn how you can be part of making a difference in our community by starting a fund or supporting our work.