Fish of Howard County Inc (Maryland)

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Ellicott City, MD   |  www.FISHHowardCounty.com

Mission

For over forty-five years, FISH of Howard County, Inc. (Maryland), a totally volunteer nonprofit, has filled its mission to provide emergency food, financial assistance, referral information and other basic aid to county residents with legitimate crisis needs.

Notes from the nonprofit

For over forty-five years, FISH of Howard County, Inc. (Maryland), a totally volunteer organization, has provided emergency food, financial assistance, referral information and other basic aid to county residents with legitimate crisis needs.

Its resources are the generosity of churches, schools, scouts, local groups/foundations, grocery stores and individuals, along with the efforts of the volunteers who make up the FISH network.

FISH received 1,685 requests for assistance in a recent 12-month period.

Those calls resulted in delivery of nutritious food to feed 547 hungry adults and 440 children for a week or more, as well as over $49,000 in assistance granted for utility turnoffs/heating oil ($35,400), evictions ($12,300), prescriptions/medical ($780), plus other crisis needs. Operating expenses were less than 4%.

Ruling year info

1976

Director (volunteer)

Mrs. Carroll Kitzmiller

Main address

PO Box 34

Ellicott City, MD 21041 USA

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EIN

52-1105351

NTEE code info

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Emergency Aid

FISH of Howard County, Inc. delivers 7-10 days of emergency food for families and individuals in need. We also grant crisis financial aid for evictions, utility turnoffs, medicine, fuel oil and other basic needs within the constraints of each year's donated funds.

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Fish of Howard County Inc (Maryland)

Board of directors
as of 5/2/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Carroll Kitzmiller

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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No