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Community Foundation of Howard County awards 87 scholarships

The Community Foundation of Howard County, which raises, manages and distributes funds to support Howard County nonprofits, awarded 78 Howard County students with 87 scholarships totaling nearly $79,500. The awards come after a thorough review process of applications and scholarship committee recommendations. “These scholarships are another example of the many donors in our caring community […]

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Community Foundation of Howard County awards grants

The Community Foundation of Howard County, which raises, manages and distributes funds to support Howard County nonprofits, awarded a total of $201,000 in community grants this year to 36 nonprofit organizations throughout Howard County. “The Community Foundation of Howard County is pleased to work with so many amazing nonprofits directly benefiting the lives of people […]

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Maryland grants $5M for heritage projects

The Hogan administration announced that 116 matching grants totaling $5.03 million were awarded to Maryland nonprofits, local jurisdictions and other heritage tourism organizations by the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA). These grant funds support heritage tourism projects and activities that draw visitors and expand economic development and tourism-related job creation throughout Maryland. Organizations receiving grant awards include […]

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Long Reach Village Center to get Head Start Center

The Community Action Council of Howard County (CAC) cut the ribbon on its new Bauder Education Center, an early childhood education program located in Columbia’s Long Reach Village Center. The new 5,332-square-foot, state-of-the-art childhood education center doubles the capacity as its previous location from 38 to 79 children. The Bauder Education Center was envisioned with a […]

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Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman FY’22 Community Support Grant awards

Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman announced this year’s Community Support Grant Program awards, totaling $1,863,000 in funding. The grants will go to 52 nonprofit organizations for fiscal 2022. “This year has shown us the value of the community-based nonprofit organizations that work so hard to uplift our most vulnerable residents,” said Pittman. “Increasing the […]

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Apple Ford donates $400,000 to Community Foundation of Howard County

The Community Foundation of Howard County, which raises, manages and distributes funds to support Howard County nonprofits, received $400,000 from Apple Ford, a car dealership in Columbia, for the foundation’s endowed fund supporting the mission and operating costs of the foundation in perpetuity. “We’re proud to give to the Community Foundation, recognizing its history in […]

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Community Foundation of Howard County to host virtual Spring Party

The Community Foundation of Howard County, which raises, manages and distributes funds to support Howard County nonprofits, will hold its 38th annual Spring Party virtually on Thursday, May 27, at 6 p.m. The Spring Party offers an evening of networking and socializing with the foundation’s donors, friends and community leaders as well as a silent […]

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Anne Arundel Economic Development Corp. grant program to assist nonprofits 

Social service community organizations in Anne Arundel County will soon be able to apply for financial support through the Non-Profit Economic Development Recovery Grant Program, a new Anne Arundel Economic Development Corp. (AAEDC) initiative. AAEDC CEO Ben Birge said the grants will support the workforce and operations of nonprofit organizations that serve the larger community, with […]

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BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport raising human trafficking awareness

BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport is partnering with the nonprofit ArtWorks for Freedom to host two powerful art exhibits that raise awareness of the hidden world of human trafficking. The exhibits are designed to educate and engage the public and the air transportation industry to help combat human trafficking. Some studies estimate that human trafficking/forced labor […]

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Howard County Public School System partners with LindaBen Foundation to support students and families

The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) has partnered with the LindaBen Foundation to support students and their families by providing food and housing assistance. Under the agreement, the LindaBen Foundation will collaborate with Hammond Middle School and the HCPSS Office of Pupil Personnel Services to support school families facing food scarcity, economic challenges and […]