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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


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

Community leaders make New Year's wishes
Foundation: Community Foundation of Howard County

We miss seeing our donors and supporters in person and look forward to reconnecting during the coming year as the Community Foundation...more

Community Foundation of Howard County Presents Two Awards
Foundation: Community Foundation of Howard County

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

Making A Difference Award, Leadership Council Award Presented
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. Subscribe....more

Community Foundation names Lilly Scholars
Foundation: Community Foundation of Howard County, Lilly Endowment

With the 2020 awards, 47 Howard County residents have received the scholarship, representing an approximate value of $4.2 million. The...more

Youth in Philanthropy program is accepting applications for new members in Howard County
Foundation: Community Foundation of Howard County

The Youth in Philanthropy program, now entering its second year, is accepting applications for new members…. sophomores and juniors in...more

HoCo Youth Award $30K In Coronavirus Relief Grants To Nonprofits
Foundation: Community Foundation of Howard County

The Youth in Philanthropy students also awarded $10,000 in grants to four other Howard County nonprofits at the end of May, bringing the total...more

Community Foundation of Howard County's Youth in Philanthropy awards additional $20000 in ...
Foundation: Community Foundation of Howard County

A 15-member student panel from the Community Foundation of Howard County's Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) program selected six nonprofits for...more

Community Foundation of Howard County's Youth in Philanthropy Awards Grants
Foundation: Community Foundation of Howard County

Student group supports six Howard County nonprofits after fundraising campaign. A 15-member student panel from the Community Foundation...more



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