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Grants to Maryland Nonprofits for Programs and
Services that Enrich and Transform Lives in Howard County

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Community Foundation of Howard County (CFHoCo)

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Grants of up to $15,000 to Maryland nonprofit organizations for programs and services that enrich and transform lives in Howard County. Funding is available to nonprofits providing human service programs; providing arts and culture experiences; advocating for a healthy lifestyle; focusing on educational success and opportunities; and promoting the enjoyment and preservation of our environment.

The Community Grant Program provides funding in two categories:

Operational Grants provide support for the day-to-day costs of running a nonprofit organization. These grants provide unrestricted income to help an organization carry out its goals without imposing the requirement to develop activities directly attributable to the grant.

Project Grants are given to support a specific set of activities, with a beginning and an end, explicit objectives and a predetermined cost. Project grant funds are restricted and must be used for the specified project.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 147706

Estimated Size of Grant:

Based on the availability of funds, the foundation may provide grants of up to $15,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be considered for a grant, an organization must be determined as charitable under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or be an entity that meets IRS charitable guidelines.

Pre-proposal Conference:

There will be two sessions for nonprofits to get more information and ask questions about the 2020 grants process:

CFHoCo 2020 Community Grants Program Information Session
Applicants are invited to participate in the 2020 Community Grants Program Information Session, where grant details and the online application portal will be highlighted. This session is optional and not required to submit a completed application.

Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00AM
Location: NonProfit Collaborative Training Room, 9770 Patuxent Woods Dr., Columbia, MD 21046

Association of Community Services of Howard County Event
Howard County Funders Forum

This ACS Event is free for ACS members and has a fee for non-members. The event will have general information about the 2020 Community Grants Process and other funding opportunities available through the Community Foundation of Howard County and it’s associated funds.

Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: NonProfit Collaborative Training Room, 9770 Patuxent Woods Dr., Columbia, MD 21046
More information and Registration for ACS event:

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due by October 21, 2019.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

For questions, contact:
Dee Athey, Director of Grants and Community Engagement

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USA: Maryland: Howard County

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