We connect people who care with causes that matter, as demonstrated through the 300+ funds that we currently manage.

There are many ways to help your community and we are here to help you enrich the quality of life in Howard County now and for future generations to come. Donate to any of these funds online.

If you have any questions contact Dan Flynn or Diane Zanko at 410-730-7840 or by emailing donationhelp@cfhoco.org.

Donate To A Fund

Suggested Operating Funds
  Donate CFHoCo Civic Leadership Fund
This fund supports the foundation's core mission and fuels our work. For more than 50 years, the Community Foundation of Howard County has been a stabilizing force in the community, inspiring lifelong giving and connecting people, places and organizations to worthy causes across Howard County and beyond. In good times and in crisis, CFHoCo is here for Howard County.
  Donate Next 50 Fund
Established in celebration of CFHoCo’s 50th Anniversary in 2019, The Next 50 Fund seeks to endow lasting support for the primary mission of the foundation as it moves into its second half-century. With a target of $1 million, The Next 50 campaign will help to significantly expand our capacity and set the foundation up to continue its mission long into the future.
Suggested Field of Interest Funds
  Donate Howard County Community Relief Fund
When disaster strikes Howard County, the Relief Fund allows neighbors to help less-fortunate neighbors. We pool resources and work with county leaders to maximize impact so that we can respond and recover.
  Donate Women's Giving Circle of Howard County
Created to fund programs and organizations that recognize and address gender disparity by advancing the self-development, education and self-sufficiency of women and girls.
  Donate Youth in Philanthropy Fund
The Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) program provides opportunities for high school students to learn about philanthropy firsthand. Students engage with community nonprofits and learn about local issues such as homelessness, hunger, domestic violence, as well as local arts, environmental and cultural opportunities.
  Donate Fund for the Common Good
An unrestricted, endowed fund that supports the mission of the Community Foundation. Donations of $500 or more to this fund qualify for Endow Maryland tax credits (as long as credits remain in the annual pool.)
Other Funds