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Local Philanthropic Organizations Issue Joint Statement on Insurrection at U.S. Capitol
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Local Philanthropic Organizations Issue Joint Statement on Insurrection at U.S. Capitol

HoCoRespond funders denounce heinous attack on nation’s democracy The Community Foundation of Howard County, the Horizon Foundation, the United Way of Central Maryland and the Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County jointly condemn the acts of violence perpetrated on our United States Capitol and our elected leaders on January 6 in a deliberate attempt to…

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,…

CFHoCo partners with Bushel and a Peck for fun Annual Dinner dining experience
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CFHoCo partners with Bushel and a Peck for fun Annual Dinner dining experience

We’re pleased to partner with Bushel and a Peck to provide a shared food and beverage experience during our virtual Annual Dinner on Thursday, December 3! Bushel and a Peck, the latest Wecker dining experience in Howard County, celebrates all that grows, swims and grazes in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Use this link to place your order and choose…

$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…

Community Foundation of Howard County names eight to board
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Community Foundation of Howard County names eight to board

COLUMBIA, Md.—The Community Foundation of Howard County, which raises, manages and distributes funds to support Howard County nonprofits, named eight new members of the foundation’s board of trustees. Helaine Barry is business banking regional manager for M&T Bank’s Chesapeake region, where she leads a team of relationship managers, supports sales goals, manages risk and credit…

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…

Dee Athey Discusses HoCoRespond Initiatives and Grants
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Dee Athey Discusses HoCoRespond Initiatives and Grants

In a presentation to Leadership Howard County’s “Hot Lunch,-Hot Topics” series, CFHoCo’s Dee Athey and the United Way of Central Maryland’s Kari Staddon talk about how the HoCoRespond collaborative effort is helping provide COVID-19 relief throughout Howard County. Dee Athey, director of grants and community engagement at the Community Foundation of Howard County, and Kari…