What Will the Funds Support?
Each COVID-19 emergency response fund created by the Community Foundation of Howard County, United Way of Central Maryland and the Women's Giving Circle of Howard County will award grants to assist Howard County nonprofits on the front line of support, focusing on assisting with food security, housing, childcare and healthcare.
Howard County Funders are encouraging institutions, companies and other funders to contribute to these funds and are working in partnership with the Howard County government and businesses to ensure the funds have maximum reach and effectiveness.
In addition to offering an opportunity to contribute to the funds, Howard County Funders are urging our own donors to look for opportunities to support the critical needs of nonprofits by making general operating support grants to organizations they wish to help.
Details on how nonprofits might request and access general operating resources from the COVID-19 Emergency Response Funds will be announced at a later date, once donations have begun to accumulate.
About the Funds
These emergency response funds are just a few of a number of resources that civic and philanthropic organizations that are available to support the needs of individuals, nonprofits and other organizations in Howard County.
The funds are not intended to be the only vehicles to give funds to nonprofits working at the frontlines of the COVID-19 outbreak. You are encouraged to give directly to organizations you may have supported in the past or nonprofits you know are addressing needs in your community. These funds are other vehicles through which those needs will be addressed.
Our Philanthropic Partners
HOWARD COUNTY FUNDERS
The Horizon Foundation, Howard County’s community health philanthropy, contributed $40,000 to jump-start the emergency funds established by the Community Foundation of Howard County, United Way of Central Maryland and Women's Giving Circle of Howard County. Horizon also has given $20,000 in emergency relief to the Community Action Council of Howard County.