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Apple Ford Center at Athol Manor Ribbon Cutting
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Apple Ford Center at Athol Manor Ribbon Cutting

The Community Foundation of Howard County celebrated and showcased its spectacular new home with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony on October 4, 2021. Highlights from the sunny and warm October afternoon included a proclamation from Howard County Executive Calvin Ball, guided tours of the renovated and restored property and a champagne toast to the many people…

CFHoCo Celebrates Philanthropy at the Virtual Annual Dinner
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CFHoCo Celebrates Philanthropy at the Virtual Annual Dinner

More than 100 people virtually joined CFHoCo on December 3 for our Annual Dinner. Together, we celebrated philanthropy in Howard County and honored the work of an outstanding organization and individual in our community. CFHoCo presented The Casey and Pebble Willis Making a Difference Award to Girls on Fire Mentoring and Leadership Program of Maryland…

Howard County Funders Announce Another $201,000 in COVID-19 Emergency Grants
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Howard County Funders Announce Another $201,000 in COVID-19 Emergency Grants

HoCoRespond has awarded more than $600,000 to Howard County nonprofits in 2020 The Community Foundation of Howard County, Horizon Foundation,  United Way of Central Maryland and Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County today announced $201,000 in emergency grants to 15 Howard County nonprofits addressing COVID-19 needs. The collaborative effort that began in March, called HoCoRespond,…

$200,000 HoCoRespond COVID-19 Emergency Funds  ​Now Available to Howard County Nonprofits
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$200,000 HoCoRespond COVID-19 Emergency Funds ​Now Available to Howard County Nonprofits

New grants follow previous two rounds and $407,500 of funding The Community Foundation of Howard County, Horizon Foundation, United Way of Central Maryland and Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County are sustaining their strong partnership during the COVID-19 pandemic and announcing another $200,000 in available funds to support nonprofits working on the frontlines in Howard…

Grow It Forward fund receives two grants for $35,000
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Grow It Forward fund receives two grants for $35,000

The Grow It Forward fund, a collaborative effort launched in 2020 at the Community Foundation of Howard County, recently received two grants totaling $35,000 of support. First, Grow It Forward secured $20,000 in state funding in the form of a Maryland Agricultural Education and Rural Development Assistance Fund (MAERDAF) grant. Then this week County Executive…

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…

Courthouse Development Team Cementing Its Connection to Howard County
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Courthouse Development Team Cementing Its Connection to Howard County

(Images courtesy of ESJP) The development team working on the new Howard County Circuit Courthouse is building a foundation in our community in more ways than one. In the first public-private partnership (P3) for Howard County, County Executive Calvin Ball and his team are working with Edgemoor-Star America Judicial Partners (ESJP), the private entity formed…