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

6680 Martin Road

Columbia, MD 21044 USA

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Formerly known as

The Columbia Foundation, Inc.

EIN

52-0937644

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.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

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.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

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.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

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
Women and girls

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.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Where we work

Accreditations

Council on Foundations Accredited

Financials

The Community Foundation of Howard County (MD)
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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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The Community Foundation of Howard County (MD)

Board of directors
as of 4/25/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Kimberly Prescott

Prescott HR

Term: 2021 - 2023

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 04/19/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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