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Remembering CFHoCo friend, Bob Moon
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Remembering CFHoCo friend, Bob Moon

It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of the passing of longtime Columbia resident and supporter of the Community Foundation of Howard County, Robert J. Moon. Mr. Moon, 81, died Nov. 18, 2020, of complications from pneumonia. Bob was born in Cherryvale, KS, on July 7, 1939, and spent his formative years…

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…

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…

CFHoCo Did You Know podcast with emergency management expert, Ryan Miller
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CFHoCo Did You Know podcast with emergency management expert, Ryan Miller

Welcome to “CFHoCo Did You Know,” a podcast that shines a light on significant issues in our community and seeks to connect people, places and organizations to worthy causes across Howard County, Maryland, and beyond. In this episode, the Community Foundation’s director of development, marketing and communications, Dan Flynn, talks to emergency management expert, Ryan…

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Foundation launches new podcast series, “CFHoCo Did You Know”

Welcome to “CFHoCo Did You Know,” a podcast that shines a light on significant issues in our community and seeks to connect people, places and organizations to worthy causes across Howard County, Maryland, and beyond. On today’s inaugural episode, Beverly White-Seals, the president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Howard County, talks to Bita…

Community Foundation of Howard County awards 61 annual scholarships
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Community Foundation of Howard County awards 61 annual scholarships

(pictured above) Kiana Macharia addresses the Class of 2020 during the Oakland Mills High School virtual Commencement in June. Macharia earned one of the four Tropf Family Scholarships from the Community Foundation of Howard County. The Community Foundation of Howard County has awarded 61 scholarships to 56 Howard County students with an approximate value of…

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…

Youth in Philanthropy program announces $20,000 second round of COVID-19 relief grants
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Youth in Philanthropy program announces $20,000 second round of COVID-19 relief grants

Student group awards six Howard County nonprofits after self-initiated fundraising campaign and three corporate matches A 15-member student panel from the Community Foundation of Howard County’s Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) program has selected six nonprofits for its second round of COVID-19 relief grant awards. The grants total $20,000 and will be awarded to the Equity4HC…

Endow Maryland Tax Credit Program
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Endow Maryland Tax Credit Program

Want to be rewarded for helping to build permanent charitable funds that benefit Howard County? Participate in Endow Maryland, and give back to your community in a meaningful and lasting way. How It Works Endow Maryland is a state tax credit that rewards donors who help build permanent, endowed charitable funds for local communities across…