You Can Make a Difference in Howard County – We Can Help.

Since 1969, the Community Foundation of Howard County (CFHoCo) has supported non-profits, individuals and businesses as we work together to build a stronger community. Our more than 350 funds work to provide grants, scholarships, emergency relief and more to Howard County. Our simple process makes philanthropy easy so everyone can benefit – but we can’t do it without you.

Everyone can be a philanthropist. You don’t need to be a millionaire to create your fund. Work with our team to determine which type of fund is right for you, and we’ll identify a program that meets your interests, giving needs, activity level, and desired impact!

7,009,183

Dollars to Non-Profits since 2020

220

Scholarships Granted to Howard County Students since 2020

1,368

Grants Distributed to Non-Profits since 2020

What Impact Will You Make?

When you start a fund with CFHoCo, your money supports the causes you care the most about. We work with individuals, financial advisors, estate planners and more to optimize your influence. We also can invest your donation with our other funds to grow your impact. Whether you create your own donor-advised fund, donate to an existing fund or contribute to a scholarship or arts fund, your dollars will be used exactly as you direct them. And, there are likely tax benefits. Learn more about the impact our funds have made and envision your place in Howard County’s philanthropic fabric.

Community Foundation of Howard County Announces 2022 Scholarship Recipients

Community Foundation of Howard County Announces 2022 Scholarship Recipients

The Community Foundation of Howard County has awarded 35 scholarships to 32 Howard County students with an approximate value of…

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CFHoCo Announces 2022 Community Grant Awards

CFHoCo Announces 2022 Community Grant Awards

The Community Foundation of Howard County (CFHoCo) has announced its 2022 community grant awards supporting nonprofits throughout Howard County, Maryland.…

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

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…

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Let’s Get Started

Local giving means better living for us all. You want to help our community and that’s what we do. So let’s get started. The best way to learn more is by calling the Community Foundation of Howard County office – (410) 730-7840 – to speak with a specialist who will provide you with information about how your philanthropy can be targeted to your specific goals.

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