Community Foundation of Southern Maryland

Interesting Facts about Community Foundations

Kansas City Royals baseball team is owned by the Kansas City CF.

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill established an endowment fund at the CF of Middle Tennessee called the Neighbor’s Keeper Fund. This fund emphasizes children’s initiatives.

The founder of E-bay and his wife recently donated $50 million to the Hawaii Community Foundation.

Dave Mathews Band does their charitable giving thru the Charlottesville CF.

Peanuts creator Charles Schultz was very active with the Sonoma County Community Foundation.

Henry Bloch of H&R Block was vice chair of the Kansas City Community Foundation.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Ellen DeGeneres, a native of the New Orleans area, donated $1 million for hurricane relief to the Gulf Coast Community Foundation in Gulfport, Miss.

One interesting fact about The Philadelphia Foundation is that Ben Franklin is one of our donors.  In 1790 Ben Franklin left 1,000 pounds sterling to the City of Philadelphia to hold and use for 200 years because he wished “to be useful even after my death, of possible.”  After 200 years, the City reviewed proposals and awarded the fund to The Philadelphia Foundation which it uses to support education in crafts and trades.

The Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, Jamestown NY administers the Lucille Ball Scholarship Fund.   The scholarship is designated for students in the performing arts.  Jamestown is the home town of Lucille Ball and home to the Lucille Ball  - Desi Arnaz Museum.

Country music star John Michael Montgomery and his wife Crystal do their charitable giving to support youth through the John Michael Montgomery Fund at Blue Grass Community Foundation.

Community Foundation of Central Georgia (Macon, GA)
“The Big O” Youth Educational Dream Foundation Fund was established by the Redding Family (In memory of the legendary singer and songwriter, Otis Redding, who was a Macon native.  “The Big O” Fund Supports programs that ignite dreams in our future generation of leaders and connect the universal relevance of music to serve as a catalyst for education, health, fitness, and other youth-oriented initiatives.)