Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking

The Community Foundation of Howard County (MD)

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aka CFHoCo   |   Columbia, MD   |  www.CFHoCo.org

Mission

Inspiring lifelong giving and connecting people, places and organizations to worthy causes across Howard County.

Ruling year info

1972

President and CEO

Mrs. Beverly White-Seals

Main address

10440 Little Patuxent Parkway Suite 230

Columbia, MD 21044 USA

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Formerly known as

The Columbia Foundation, Inc.

EIN

52-0937644

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Community Grants

The Community Grants Program provides funding for operational and project needs. Operational grants provide support for the day-to-day costs of running a non-profit 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. A Project grant is given to support a specific set of activities, with a beginning and an end, explicit objectives and a pre-determined cost. Project grant funds are restricted and must be used for the specified project.

The Foundation allocates funding for the Community Grant program in November and provided grants of up to $15,000.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified
Budget
$350,000

Through the Mini-Grant program, funding is provided to support smaller nonprofits, projects that are time-sensitive, first-time applicants, nonprofits less than five years old, school enrichment programs that are not funded through the district budget, and nonprofits not eligible for grants through the Community Grant program.

The Mini-Grant program provides funding in the following categories:

HCPSS Enrichment Programs may be one-time or ongoing programs or extracurricular activities designed to enhance Howard County Public School students’ learning, not covered by the HCPSS budget.

Equipment Purchases may be small-scale purchases that meet a critical organizational priority or for technology enhancements.

Organizational Improvement may be for board or staff education, program evaluation, shared training resources or collaborative planning efforts with other organizations.

Project Support may be for an established program, to adapt a proven program to a new situation, discover whether an approach is viable, or that help enhance an organization’s mission.

Operational Support is unrestricted income to help an organization carry out its goals without imposing the requirement to develop activities directly attributable to the grant.

The Foundation allocates funding to the Mini-Grants program each November and may provide grants of up to $5,000.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified
Budget
$50,000

The Community Foundation of Howard County administers a number of scholarship programs established by individual donors and organizations to assist Howard County students in pursuing higher education.

The Foundation awarded $36,500 in scholarships for the 2016.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents (13-19 years)
Budget
$45,000

The Women’s Giving Circle is building a community of philanthropists and creating a permanent legacy to address the needs of women and girls in Howard County.

Population(s) Served
Females
Budget
$50,000

The Relief Fund was established by the Community Foundation of Howard County to help address needs in the aftermath of a disaster or tragedy within Howard County. The CFHoCo Board uses several factors to decide when to activate the fund, including the severity of the incident, impact on the community, the needs of residents and businesses, and the availability of resources. We are currently providing assistance to community members impacted by the Ellicott City Flash Flood on July 31, 2016.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified

Where we work

Accreditations

Council on Foundations Accredited

Financials

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Operations

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The Community Foundation of Howard County (MD)

Board of directors
as of 2/13/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Scot Millen

Brightworks Wealth Management

Term: 2018 - 2021


Board co-chair

Ms. Peter Panepento

Turn Two Communications

Term: 2016 - 2020

Russ Dickens

Elm Street Developers

George Doetsch

Apple Ford

Christopher Gable

Dennis Jankiewicz

Design Collective

Daniel Kelliher

Elizabeth Kromm

Howard County General Hospital

Cynthia Lifson

Law Offices of Cynthia M Lifson

Chris Marasco

Howard Bank

Peter Panepento

Panepento Strategies

Spencer Perry

BB&T Commercial Real Estate

Steven Sass

David Sciamarelli

MacKenzie Commercial Real Estate Services, LLC

Sue Song

School of Nursing, University of Maryland

Irene Thompson

Marjorie Valin

Frank Strategic Marketing

Tara Brummell

U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth

Scot Millen

Brightworks Wealth Management

Khalid Abedin

US Department of Energy

Mireille Grangenois

WEAA-FM Morgon State University

Jennifer McManus

Davis, Agnor, Rapaport & Skalny, LLC

Daniel Medinger

Advertising Media Plus

Steven Porter

Edward Rothstein

ERA Advisory, LLC

Jason Weszka

Vision Financial Group

Kimberly Prescott

Prescott HR Consulting, LLC

Marc Levin

Maryland University of Integrative Health

Bruce Harvey

Williamsburg Homes

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes

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