Giving in Howard County
Charitable, community-minded people who want to do good in their community to support the causes they care about can do so with the Howard County Community Foundation. Through the funds held with the Howard County Community Foundation, the Community Foundation meets our county's needs by increasing connections between people and the organizations that serve them; providing grants in our core program areas of arts and culture, community betterment, education and youth development, environment and animal welfare, health, and human service.
Individuals interested in serving as a volunteer committee member can complete the online interest form here.
Howard County Grants
Grants are available to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and government entities. Tax-exempt organizations classified as other than 501(c)(3) are also eligible, if and only if, the project is deemed charitable; please contact our office to discuss the project’s eligibility prior to submitting a proposal. Grants selections are made in an effort to create a better quality of life for people in Howard County. A local committee reviews the applications from charitable organizations serving their community.
Beginning in 2024, the Howard County Community Foundation will be part of CFNEIA’s fall grant cycle. Howard County Community Foundation’s 2023 grant funding was awarded in April, therefore the next grant process will open on September 1, 2024.
2024 Grant Timeline
Application Opens: September 1
Application Closes: October 15
Grants Distributed: December
Click the year to see organizations and projects funded in 2023 and 2022.
How to Apply
- Review our Grant Guidelines to see if you qualify for this grant.
- Log in to our online grant management system (or register if you don't already have an account). All open CFNEIA grants are listed in this system.
- Find the grant you wish to apply for in the list to start your application. You can save your progress at any point and complete the application at a later date.
If you have questions about the online grant application, how to use the online grant site, or other grant writing questions, please visit our Grantseeker's Resources.
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2022 Impact Report
2021 Impact Report
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