Stewardship Through Charitable Funds

Growing our Community

The Community Foundation's mission is to make the community a better place through the accumulation and stewardship of enduring charitable funds. After we receive the money from our donors, we invest it and use part of the earnings to make grants to those 501(c) 3 non-profit organizations that are working hard to improve the quality of life in Howard County for this generation and generations to come.

To that end, grants are awarded to fund projects for which there is a demonstrable community benefit in one of the following areas of interest: Health & Medical, Social Services, Education, Cultural Affairs, Civic Affairs, and Community Beautification.

Since our beginning in 1991, the generosity of our donors has allowed us to make grants of more than $14 million to help make our community a better place. This amount includes approximately $9 million in grants and $5 million in scholarships, including $3.4 million in Lilly Endowment Community Scholarships.

This is exciting for us but we are keenly aware that there is a lot more work that needs to be done. Thank you for your interest.

 

Read more about the impact of giving in these grantee stories:

The Howard County Historical Society : Endowment Fund

Bridges Outreach : Building Capacity Program

Project Access: Dentists Delivering Smiles

United Way of Howard County: 4Community

Super Explorers: Summer Camp


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