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The Black Philanthropy Circle of Howard County
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The Black Philanthropy Circle of Howard County

In today’s world, philanthropy plays a crucial role in addressing the unmet needs of communities around the globe. However, it is vital to recognize that different communities have unique challenges and requirements. That is why initiatives like the Black Philanthropy Circle of Howard County are so significant. This giving circle, established at the Community Foundation…

Spring Party ’24 Photo Gallery
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Spring Party ’24 Photo Gallery

On gorgeous May evening, the Community Foundation of Howard County hosted its annual Spring Party at our home at The Apple Ford Center at Athol Manor in Columbia. A wonderful group of attendees turned out to network with old and new friends, enjoy delicious and fun food and drinks and celebrate local philanthropy. photos by…

2024 Howard County Changemakers Announced
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2024 Howard County Changemakers Announced

Howard County entrepreneurs won $100,000 in grants during the 2024 Changemaker Challenge for their unique ideas to address community needs by closing gaps in resources and services in the county. The awards were announced at the Changemaker live event on May 7 at the Collective in Columbia. The Community Foundation of Howard County, Horizon Foundation,…

2024 Spring Party Information
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2024 Spring Party Information

The Community Foundation of Howard County (CFHoCo) will host its annual Spring Party on Thursday, May 16. The Spring Party will again be on the grounds of The Apple Ford Center at Athol Manor in Columbia from 5-8 p.m. With a tasty variety of food trucks, raw bar, wine, local beer and Sobar zero-alcohol offerings…

CFHoCo Announces 2023 Community Grant Awards
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CFHoCo Announces 2023 Community Grant Awards

The Community Foundation of Howard County (CFHoCo) has announced its 2023 community grant awards supporting nonprofits throughout Howard County, Maryland. A total of $200,000 will be distributed across 49 organizations to improve the lives of residents across the community. “The Community Foundation of Howard County is pleased to support so many outstanding nonprofits directly benefiting…

Howard Hughes Holdings Named as 2023 Philanthropist of the Year
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Howard Hughes Holdings Named as 2023 Philanthropist of the Year

The Community Foundation of Howard County presented the 2023 Philanthropist of the Year award to Howard Hughes Holdings, Inc. for the company’s longtime generosity and support of the community. Howard Hughes was recognized at the foundation’s Annual Dinner & Celebration of Philanthropy on December 5 at Turf Valley Resort. Howard Hughes Holdings, which owns, manages…

A Home of Our Own Howard, Inc. Earns Casey & Pebble Willis “Making a Difference” Award
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A Home of Our Own Howard, Inc. Earns Casey & Pebble Willis “Making a Difference” Award

The Community Foundation of Howard County has announced that A Home of Our Own Howard, Inc. is the recipient of the 2023 Casey & Pebble Willis “Making a Difference” Award. Betty Pearson, founder and board president of A Home of Our Own, was presented with the Willis Award at the community foundation’s Annual Dinner &…

Important Year-End Giving Information
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Important Year-End Giving Information

As we approach the end of the year, it’s the perfect time to plan ahead and make a difference in our community. The season of giving is upon us, and there’s no better way to support Howard County nonprofits than through the Community Foundation of Howard County. You can support the mission of the foundation,…

Josephine Bangura Earns “Amanda & Jill Dean Direct Service Professional” Award
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Josephine Bangura Earns “Amanda & Jill Dean Direct Service Professional” Award

Josephine Bangura, a direct service professional at The Arc of Howard County, was presented with the Amanda and Jill Dean Direct Service Professional Award at the Community Foundation of Howard County’s Annual Dinner & Celebration of Philanthropy on December 5 at Turf Valley Resort. The Amanda and Jill Dean Direct Service Professional Award was established…

Rashel Taylor Named Recipient of Leadership Council Award
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Rashel Taylor Named Recipient of Leadership Council Award

The Community Foundation of Howard County has announced that Rashel Taylor is the recipient of the foundation’s 2023 Leadership Council Award. Taylor was presented with the Leadership Council Award at the foundation’s December 5 Annual Dinner & Celebration of Philanthropy. The annual Leadership Council Award recognizes a next generation person (25-45 year old) who serves…