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Donations may be made to any of the following Funds at any time in any amount. All donations to any of these Funds are 100% tax deductible.

Endowed Funds: Through Endow Maryland, as of January 1, 2015, folks are eligible to receive a 25% state tax credit with a gift of $500 or more (Endow Maryland has expired, stay tuned for more tax credit information in 2017) to any of our endowed funds listed below; Or you may establish your own endowed fund. To learn how to start your own Endowed Fund click here and to learn more about Endow Maryland click here.
  • Babe and Dick Chaney Memorial Fund more...
  • Community Endowment Fund more...
  • Charles Regional Medical Center Foundation Legacy Fund more...
  • Cooper-Grebmeier Family Fund more...
  • Patrick and Eileen Fogarty Legacy Fund more...
  • Foundation Operating Endowment Fund more...
  • Leadership Southern Maryland Legacy Fund more...
  • Leonard Hall Junior Naval Academy, Agency Endowment Fund more...
  • Lexington Park United Methodist Church Fund more...
  • Newcomb-Hart Library Foundation Fund more...
  • Preserving Southern Maryland Heritage Legacy Fund more...
  • Rosaryville Community Scholarship Fund more...
  • Southern Maryland Women's League Fund more...
  • St. John's School Scholarship Fund more...
  • United Way of Charles County Fund more...
  • The Zonta Legacy Endowment Fund more...
Non-Endowed Funds:
  • 2nd District Kids and Community Fund more...
  • BLING (Business Leaders Interested 'N Giving) more...
  • Alice Bowen Memorial Scholarship Fund more...
  • Capacity Building Fund more...
  • Chaney Beautification Fund more...
  • Chaney Foundation Bull Roast Fund more...
  • Chaney Team Legacy Fund more...
  • Charles County Public Library Capital Campaign Fund more...
  • Community Grant Fund more...
  • George Martin Connelly, Jr. Financial and Social Equality Fund more...
  • DC Area Outback Steakhouse Charity Fund more...
  • Elaine's Gift Fund more...
  • F. George Heinze III Family Fund more...
  • Foundation Operating Fund more...
  • Green Apple Grant Fund more...
  • Kaufmann-Noonan Family Fund more...
  • Julia A. King and Raymond J. Cannetti Fund
  • Michael Leo Middleton and Sara Ann Middleton Fund more...
  • John Timothy and Faith Modic Family Fund more...
  • The Opportunity Fund more...
  • Rosaryville Community Fund more...
  • Deb Sheftz Memorial Scholarship Fund more...
  • The SaMercy Fund more...
  • Sisters At Heart more...
  • Steel Lillies more...
  • Phil and Mary Woodruff Charitable Fund more...
  • The Zonta Fund more...

 

2nd District Kids and Community Fund

Donor advised Fund - To give back to our local community through retaining corporate sponsorships and conducting fundraising events to benefit children and families with needs. 2nd District Kids & Community on Facebook

Join 2nd District Kids and Community for their Annual Spring Dine and Dance featuring "The Wanderers" band May 16th at the Valley Lee Firehouse. Portion of proceeds will benefit Hopsice for Kids. Spring Dine & Dance flyer.


 

American Cancer Society Check Presentation, Click to enlarge The Babe and Dick Chaney Memorial Fund

The Babe and Dick Chaney Memorial Fund was created in March 2008 ‘to provide support to the American Cancer Society to further its charitable mission, the eradication and care of cancer, in Charles County, Maryland'. Restricted endowment to benefit the American Cancer Society in Charles County, established by the Chaney Foundation.


 

BLING Food Drive BLING (Business Leaders Interested 'N Giving) 2008 Special Project Fund

A youth philanthropy program formed to aid youth-related charities located in Charles County. Their mission: Young Future Business Leaders of America developing awareness in order to improve themselves and give back to the Charles County community. BLING is an offshoot of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapters from each of the high schools located in Charles County.


 

Alice Bowen Memorial Scholarship Fund

A non-endowed fund that offers scholarships to students graduating from the Academy of Health Professions at the Calvert County Career and Technology Academy and who are planning to continue their course of study in a Health related field.

2016 Scholarship Details
 

Capacity Building Fund

Established to cover general operating expenses at the Community Foundation of Southern Maryland.
 
Chaney Beautification Grant Recipients

Chaney Beautification Fund

A Field of Interest Fund that provides a connection between Chaney Enterprises and the communities in which it operates. Supports the Chaney Beautification Grant Program to encourage beautiful, sustainable landscapes in our community.



Chaney's Backyard Bull Roast, October 8, 2016

Chaney Foundation Bull Roast Fund

Please join us in our own back yard on the grounds of the Waldorf Concrete Plant on Acton Lane for the 2016 Chaney’s Back Yard Bull Roast, Saturday October 8, from 1-4 p.m.   

The Chaney Foundation Bull Roast Fund was established in October 2008 to support the charitable interests of the donors. This year’s proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society, or as a sponsor, you may designate a charity of your choice to receive proceeds. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities or become a sponsor via mail, please download form, you can also become a sponsor online using the form to the right. Sponsorship commitment deadline is September 23.

Along with fresh-cooked ribs and sliced beef, home-style sides, beverages and beer, we will offer games for all ages. Tickets are still only $50 for adults; $25 for youth ages 6-12 years; and no cost for children under 6 years. Tickets can be by mail (download form) or purchased online using the form to the right. Donation Value $35 ($10 for kids). Tickets can be purchased online until 3 p.m., Friday October 7. Tickets are also available for purchase at the check-in.

For more information about the Bull Roast, visit chaneyenterprises.com. If you have any questions about the Bull Roast or Chaney Enterprises, please feel free to contact your Chaney Enterprises sales representative or Julie Lecorchick 301-932-5395, or e-mail: bullroast@ChaneyEnterprises.com.

Chaney's Backyard Bull Roast Chaney's Backyard Bull RoastCheck presentation to American Cancer Society


Chaney Team Legacy Fund

The Chaney Team Legacy Fund is an unrestricted endowed fund created to support the ever-changing and emerging needs of Southern Maryland.

 


Charles County Public Library Capital Campaign Fund

Organization (non-endowed) Fund to support capital improvement projects of the Charles County Public Library


Charles Regional Medical Center Foundation Legacy Fund

Charles Regional Medical Center Foundation Legacy Fund purpose is to raise unrestricted contributions to the  Charles Regional Medical Center Foundation for use by UM Charles Regional Medical Center.

 


Community Endowment Fund

The Community Endowment Fund is a discretionary grant fund for the Foundation's competitive grant program. These dollars allow us to invest in organizations who are making our community stronger every day.

 


Community Grant Fund

The Community Grant Fund was established in March 2008 to support the residents of Southern Maryland. CFSOMD’s unrestricted fund is sustained by broad-based public donations for use in meeting the changing and emerging needs of Southern Maryland as identified in the March 2008 Priority Needs Assessment. These dollars allow us to invest in organizations who are making our community stronger every day.

Grants must address one or more of the needs identified in one or more of the following six focus areas of the report: Arts and Culture; Education and Scholarships; Environment; General Community Improvements; Health and Wellness; and Youth Initiatives.

 


George Martin Connelly, Jr. Financial and Social Equality Fund

Donor Advised Fund to end partner/domestic violence, create financial literacy programs and outreach, support the LGBTQ population affected by homelessness and support donors interests.

 


Cooper-Grebmeier Family Fund

Donor advised endowment fund to support the donor’s interests with an emphasis on environmental and humanitarian causes.

 


Children's Hospital 2010 Check Presentation, Click to enlarge DC Area Outback Steakhouse Charity Fund

A restricted non-endowed fund established by Cornell Barnett, the Joint Venture Partner of 13 Outback Steakhouse restaurants in Maryland and Virginia. The DC Regional Outback Steakhouse Charity Fund was created in March 2008 ‘to support Children’s National Medical Center and the Children’s Bloodmobile.’ In April 2010, the DC Regional Outback Steakhouse Charity Fund added an additional nonprofit to support and it is The Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA).

 


Elaine's Gift Fund

A Scholarship Fund (non-endowed) to support scholarships for the children of single mothers and single mothers.

Patrick and Eileen Fogarty, click to enlargePatrick and Eileen Fogarty Legacy Fund

Patrick and Eileen Fogarty Legacy Fund is a donor advised endowed fund established by their daughter.

My parents, Pat and Eileen Fogarty, moved to La Plata in 2007 to be near me and their two grandchildren. My mother had a series of health problems and it made sense for them to be close by. Moving to a new place late in life can be difficult, but many in the community made it easy. My mother quickly connected with the Sisters at Heart breast cancer support group and my father connected with so many people thanks to his outgoing personality.

Both of my parents were children of Irish immigrants, and were both born and raised in New York City. My mother was a nurse and my father had several incarnations of a career including running his own delivery service between JFK airport and Manhattan. Unfortunately, the fax machine put him out of business. They both worked hard and saved a lot of money for travel. They traveled the world, taking many cruises and trips to Europe, the Soviet Union, the South Pacific, and throughout the United States.

They retired to Charlottesville, Va., in 1995, where they enjoyed 12 wonderful years. They made friends, threw parties and volunteered in various ways. My mother was very active with the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, having been diagnosed with cancer five times beginning with Hodgkin’s lymphoma when she was 23 years old. My father enjoyed hanging out on Charlottesville’s downtown pedestrian mall, meeting new people and engaging in conversation.

My mother passed away late in 2012 and is remembered by those who knew her for her courageous strength in the face of far too much health-related adversity. My father passed away in 2015 and is remembered for his intellect, quick wit and love of life. As their only child, I wanted to find a way to keep their memories alive and what better way than to create a legacy fund that will benefit the community that warmly welcomed them.

 


Foundation Operating Endowment Fund

These funds support operations and administration for the Community Foundation. It is the Operating Fund that fuels all programs for the Foundation and helps to build more funds to provide more grants for the community.

 


Foundation Operating Fund

A Designated Fund to support the Foundation's mission and professional staff fees and other operating expenses. Established by anonymous donor.

 


Green Apple Grant Fund

Green Apple Grant Fund was created in 2014 to support first through eighth grade classroom teachers in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's Counties who spend their own money on supplies for their classrooms. Established with donations from the Community Grant Fund, an anonymous retired teacher, the Kimble family and the Chaney Team Fund.

2016 School Year Grant Details

 


F. George Heinze III Family Fund

The F. George Heinze III Family Fund is a Designated Fund to support St. Mary’s School, Bryantown, MD

 


Kaufmann-Noonan Family Fund

Donor Advised, Expendable Fund created to support the donor's interests such as social welfare, public information organizations and the environment

 


Leadership Southern Maryland Legacy Fund, Click to enlargeLeadership Southern Maryland Legacy Fund

Leadership Southern Maryland Legacy Fund created in May 2010 by the Leadership Southern Maryland Class of 2010. The Fund’s value statement is to foster non-political, region-wide collaboration to create and sustain opportunities and enhance quality of life for Southern Maryland’s citizens, while preserving the foundations of our region’s unique historical character.

Leadership Southern Maryland



Leonard Hall Junior Naval AcademyLeonard Hall Junior Naval Academy, Agency Endowment Fund

As Maryland's premier Leadership Academy, we develop confidence and Leadership skills in a co-ed, structured, professional military environment. Our endowment fund supports scholarships for under-served youth in the Tri-County area, operating expenses, and mission-oriented programs. The focused attention from our staff, small class sizes, and less chaotic environment has proven successful for students struggling in traditional, large student body schools.
 Leonard Hall Junior Naval Academy Veterans Day Parade

Lexington Park United Methodist Church Fund

The Lexington Park United Methodist Church Fund is a designated endowed fund, designated for LPUMC to be used for unrestricted purposes.


Michael Leo Middleton and Sara Ann Middleton Fund

The Michael Leo Middleton and Sara Ann Middleton Fund is a Donor Advised Fund, to support the charitable interests of the donors.
 

John Timothy and Faith Modic Family Fund

Donor Advised Fund to support the Greenwell Foundation in whatever capacity they need and to support donor's interests.
 

Newcomb-Hart Library Foundation Fund

Newcomb-Hart Library Foundation Fund is an organization endowment originally created by Kitty Newcomb Hart to support the Charles County Library’s technology projects, purchase materials, furnishings or equipment for capital building projects.



The Opportunity Fund

Donor Advised Fund to provide opportunities for and to address the pressing needs in Charles County. Established by anonymous donor.

 


Preserving Southern Maryland Heritage Legacy Fund

Preserving Southern Maryland Heritage Legacy Fund is an endowment set up to support and preserve historical sites in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's Counties.
  • Preserve Historic Charles County
  • Preserve Historic St. Mary’s County
  • Preserve Historic Calvert County

 


Rosaryville Community Fund

Donor Advised Expendable Fund created for the benefit and improvement of the Rosaryville, Maryland community; and the needs of the citizen and community association

 


The SaMercy FundSaMercy

The SaMercy Fund, a donor advised component fund, was established by Samantha Warden and Denise Bayer in memory of Sam and Mercy McCawley, who were tragically killed in an UTV (Utility Terrain Vehicle) accident while visiting relatives in Texas. The family and friends who have pulled their resources to put this Fund together strongly believe "no other family should have to suffer the loss of a loved one because they were not aware of the dangers present in owning or driving an ATV/UTV."

For this reason, they have established The SaMercy Fund for the following goals: to create awareness about the dangers of inappropriate or incorrect ATV (All -Terrain Vehicle)/UTV use; to educate parents and riders on the safety precautions that are necessary when driving and ATV/UTV; to raise enough dollars for safety courses for ATV/UTV riders; to enact legislation requiring safety courses and licensing for all who purchase an ATV/UTV; and to award grants or scholarships that help fund mission trips, so that the legacy of Sam and Mercy’s loving hearts lives on in God’s works." Their goal is for the SaMercy Fund to come to represent ATV/UTV safety."

Friends and family of the SaMercy Fund have already held two fundraisers: a cut-a-thon at The Loft Salon, LaPlata, MD on Sunday, April 3, 2016, and a run on the rail trail, June 25. 

SaMercy at Regency Furniture Stadium1st Annual SaMercy Baseball Clinic
Saturday, August 20th at Regency Furniture Stadium
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (On-site registration starts at 8:30 a.m.)
Ages 9 to 15 
$75 per Camper
Instructors will include former Blue Crabs baseball players: Joe Gannon, Charlie Manning, Jim Ed Warden, and Blue Crabs Manager Jeremy Owens

For preregistration please email camper's name, age and t-shirt size to samercycamp@gamil.com or call Jim Ed at 615-556-1473.  Please preregister by August 10th to guarantee a t-shirt. All proceeds directly support the SaMercy Fund. Please check the SaMercy Fund facebook page for more details regarding their event at Blue Crabs game August 20th.

 


Deb Sheftz Memorial Scholarship Fund

Deb Sheftz Memorial ScholarshipThe Deb Sheftz Memorial Scholarship Fund – to provide a one-year, non-recurring scholarship up to $2500/per student annually to assist the student in attending college for his/her first year. Attention will be focused on a commitment to social justice with a commitment to assisting those individuals who are disadvantaged, protecting those who are marginalized, and speaking for those without a voice.

2017 Scholarship Details

Deb Sheftz Memorial 5K 2016
September 10, 2016 at Patuxent High School
Details & Registration

 


Sisters At Heart

Sisters at Heart

Sisters At Heart, a donor advised fund, established in May 2010 with CFCC, created to promote breast cancer awareness. The group formed in November 2007 with the hope to make a difference in the lives of women diagnosed with breast cancer. "Each of us has faced the reality of our diagnosis and its impact on our lives. We share our hopes, our fears, and our tears. We are here today to draw strength and comfort from each other as we travel this road together."

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Sisters At Heart, Click to enlargePaint the Mall Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Walk, October 10, 2015Breast Cancer Awareness Walk
October 10, 2015

Proceeds benefit support services for Charles County women receiving treatment for breast cancer.

8:30-11:00am at the St. Charles Towne Center Food Court Entrance

 


Southern Maryland Women's League ChristmasSouthern Maryland Women’s League Fund

The Southern Maryland Women’s League Fund was created in November 2008 to “promote, strengthen and support women and issues in the areas of health, education, economics, and other related issues, as they arise, and where a need is demonstrated.’ A donor-advised endowment fund established through a collaboration between Southern Maryland Women's League and the Chaney Foundation.

Southern Maryland Women's League Check Presentation, Click to enlarge Southern Maryland Women's League check presentation, click to enlarge



 

Steel Lillies Fund

The Steel Lillies Fund created by the Bayer family of La Plata, MD, “to support and bring awareness to ‘non-breast’ cancers.” The family understands the importance of breast cancer awareness, and has participated in fundraisers for that effort. “However we desperately want to increase awareness around all cancers, as they are all devastating, and those suffering from all of the various cancers need the same kind of support and attention given to those with breast cancer,” stated Ms. Bayer. The Steel Lillies Fund was created in honor of their sister, Tiffany, who has been battling Sarcoma since being diagnosed in February 2011. The name comes from the steel rods put in Tiffany’s back to support her spine after the removal of several large tumors and ‘Lillies’ comes from Tiffany’s last name ‘Lill’. Their goal is to raise funds and awareness, but also to empower those who are battling this disease. The Steel Lillies Fund was created as a Seedling Fund, where the Fund can take in contributions but is not allowed to distribute grants until it reaches the minimum allowed. They are planning 2 annual fundraisers, one locally and one in Rochester, NY where Tiffany resides, including a 5k this summer.

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To mail a check to the Steel Lillies Fund, please make payable to: Community Foundation of Southern Maryland and in the memo add: Steel Lillies Fund. Mailing Address: Community Foundation of Southern Maryland, P.O. Box 716, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622 . For more information, please call the Foundation office at 240-670-GIVE (4483) or send an email to gretchen@cfsomd.org.


St. John's School Scholarship Fund

Designated Endowment Fund established to support scholarships at St. John's School, Hollywood, MD. Mike and Barbara Thompson of Hollywood established a growing endowment that will provide scholarships for students attending St. John’s School now and forever. The new fund, named St. John’s School Scholarship Fund, was established to fund students’ tuition and fees based on financial need to be allocated at the discretion of the school principal. Parents, family, alumni & friends are encouraged to support the school and its students.

Select St. John's School Scholarship Fund on the Donation Form to contribute.


United Way of Charles County Fund check presentation. Click to enlarge. United Way of Charles County Fund

A permanent endowed fund of the Community Foundation of Southern Maryland, “to continue and further the work of United Way of Charles County by providing a Fund which will increase in value and provide funds for future use by the organization”.

With a match from the Chaney Foundation, the United Way of Charles County established a $10,000 endowment fund. This is one way the Community Foundation of Southern Maryland (CFCC) facilitates giving by providing the residents of Charles County a way to make a meaningful and lasting contribution. CFCC encourages all philanthropy, with a special emphasis on the establishment of an endowment fund where only the earnings are used to support charitable activities.


 

Phil and Mary Woodruff Charitable Fund

Donor Advised Expendable Fund created to support the donor's interests in education, general community support and benevolence

 


Zonta Fund Rave Walk, click to enlarge The Zonta Fund

The Zonta Fund was created in September of 2008 ‘to advance and improve the status of women and children.’ A Field of Interest non-endowed fund to support women and children in Charles County sponsored by the Zonta Club of Charles County Maryland. Proceeds from the RAVE Walk contributed to the Zonta Fund are used to support agencies in Charles County who work to prevent violence against women or who provide practical, emotional, or psychological support to survivors.

The Zonta Club of Charles County’s 10th Annual RAVE Walk fundraiser, dedicated in memory of Gayle A. Cooke will be held at The College of Southern Maryland on October 26, 2013. The proceeds from the walk helps local nonprofit agencies provide services to victims of sexual assault as well as domestic and teen violence prevention and recovery programs here in Southern Maryland.

For more information and to register, visit their website or download the flyer.


 

Zonta Legacy Endowment Fund, Click to enlarge The Zonta Legacy Endowment Fund

The Zonta Legacy Endowment Fund was established in April 2010 ‘to support projects that benefit the legal, political, economic, educational and professional status of women and children around the world.’