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It started with a dream and $10,000 in startup funding from the United Way of Howard County in 1989. Today, the Community Foundation of Howard County is home to more than 100 funds representing a broad range of donor and community interests. From its incorporation on March 6, 1991, the foundation has grown into the largest single grantmaker in the county.

The number and dollar amounts of grants being given in the community continue to grow. Those grants, however, are all the direct or indirect result of a donor's interest in the community. To all of our donors, we say thank you for your generosity. The community foundation exists as a vehicle to help individuals and organizations realize their charitable dreams. To find out more, click on the links to the left or in the box in the top right corner. Thanks for visiting.

Recent News from Community Foundation of Howard County


Community Foundation of Howard County's Spring Party | Columbia, MD Patch
Foundation: Community Foundation of Howard County

The Community Foundation of Howard County, which raises, manages and distributes funds to support Howard County nonprofits, will hold the...more

Northwestern, Taylor students named Lilly Scholars | News | kokomotribune.com
Foundation: Community Foundation of Howard County, Lilly Endowment

... will have their college tuition covered, as they were named Lilly Endowment Community Scholars by the Community Foundation of Howard...more

Community Foundation of Howard County presents pair of awards | Maryland Daily Record
Foundation: Community Foundation of Howard County

The Community Foundation of Howard County, which raises, manages and distributes funds to support Howard County nonprofits, presented the...more

The Community Foundation of Howard County presented the Casey and Pebble Willis ...
Foundation: Community Foundation of Howard County

The Community Foundation's Leadership Council, comprised of the foundation's past board chairs, established the award in 2008. “Matthew...more

Business Briefs, September 18,2021 | News | kokomotribune.com
Foundation: Community Foundation of Howard County

“These grants follow the wishes of our donors by supporting Howard County,” said Joe Dunbar, chairman of the Community Foundation of Howard County...more

9 HoCo Nonprofits Receive Youth In Philanthropy Grants
Foundation: Community Foundation of Howard County

A student panel from the Community Foundation of Howard County's Youth in Philanthropy program has selected 9 grant...more

Lilly scholarship application window open
Foundation: Community Foundation of Howard County, Lilly Endowment

The Community Foundation of Howard County is accepting applications for the 2022 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. The scholarship...more

2021 Howard County Scholarship recipients announced
Foundation: Community Foundation of Howard County, Lilly Endowment

– Through the Community Foundation of Howard County,191 scholarships and renewals from 67 scholarship funds have been awarded to...more

Dealership Donates $400K To The Community Foundation Of HoCo
Foundation: Community Foundation of Howard County

"We're proud to give to the Community Foundation, recognizing its history in the community, its mission and its effectiveness facilitating philanthropy and ... they can continue to connect the...more

Howard County Arts Council awards $10000 in scholarships; and more arts news
Foundation: Community Foundation of Howard County

... in the dance community, a fund was established at the Community Foundation of Howard County to enable funds to be awarded for this...more



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