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Recognizing that the community's challenges and needs will change, donors have established community endowment funds to address the changing needs of Howard County now and forever. Donors can entrust the Foundation with the selection of the most needed programs to receive grant funding based on a competitive process.
The Community Foundation of Howard County has awarded more than $446,388 in community endowment competitive grants and $83,000 in rapid response grants during 2020.
Donors may identify one or more charitable organizations to receive an income stream forever. If at some time in the future the named charity is no longer recognized as a 501(c)(3) organization, the Foundation Board of Directors has the variance power to select another organization with a similar purpose to benefit from the fund.
In 2020, the Community Foundation of Howard County distributed $336,846 in designated/agency grants to organizations as identified by donors.
Donors may be actively involved in the grantmaking process by recommending which qualified charitable organizations should receive grants from their advised fund. These flexible funds enable donors to address a wide variety of issues as their charitable interests and priorities change over time.
In 2020, the Community Foundation of Howard County distributed $600,766 in donor advised grants, special projects and non-permanent grants.
The Community Foundation of Howard County, Inc. is a not-for-profit charitable corporation created in 1991. The purpose of the Foundation is to serve the interests of donors, to make grants, and to act as a catalyst around issues of community importance in Howard County.
For information about the Community Foundation and its services to donors, call Greg Aaron at (765) 454-7298. The Web site (www.cfhoward.org) contains information about making gifts to endowment funds, scholarships, and grantmaking. Our e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.