The End of the Calendar and Tax Years Is an Ideal Time to Think About the Impact of Your Giving in the Coming Year December is more than just parties, gifts, and resolutions—it’s also the deadline for tax-deductible charitable giving. Tax deductions are important for donors and nonprofits alike: donors reduce their taxable income, and nonprofits receive a bigger slice of the donation. To help you design a smart, strategic plan for your year-end charitableLearn More →

Winner of Drawing Will Receive Two Premium Club Tickets, Complimentary Food and Beverages, and Platinum-Level Parking Two lucky fans of the Washington Redskins will have the opportunity to cheer their team to victory from a pair of dream seats at FedEx Field as the Redskins face off against the New York Giants for the last regular season game of the year on New Year’s Day, 2017. A gift to the Community Foundation of Southern MarylandLearn More →

11th Annual Philanthropy Day Celebration November 4, 2016 The Community Foundation of Southern Maryland is thrilled to announce the 2016 Philanthropy Hall of Fame inductees to be honored at our 11th Annual Philanthropy Day Luncheon, “Celebrating Business Philanthropy In Southern Maryland” on Friday, November 4, 11:30 – 1:30 to be held at the Greater Waldorf Jaycees Community Center. “At the Community Foundation, we believe that giving back is good for business”, stated Gretchen Hardman, Executive Director,Learn More →

Leonardtown, MD — As part of the AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals) Maryland Chapter’s annual National Philanthropy Day event held at the Marriott Waterfront in Baltimore, Maryland’s community foundations received a Special Recognition Award to celebrate the centennial of community foundations and the vital work they do across the state. Maryland has 15 community foundations throughout the state that encourage philanthropy in their local communities. This past year, the community foundations in Maryland distributed moreLearn More →

On behalf of the 14 community foundations across Maryland, the Maryland Community Foundation Association (MCFA) accepted the Pioneer Award today from the Grant Professionals Association during a national conference held in Baltimore. The Pioneer Award recognizes a grantmaker that has impacted and improved the way grant professionals do their work. The Maryland Community Foundations Association was nominated by the Maryland Chapter of the Grant Professionals Association in particular for community foundations’ efforts to provide trainingLearn More →

WALDORF, MD – At the Community Foundation of Southern Maryland’s 8th Annual Philanthropy Day Luncheon, Jack Russell, President of St. Mary’s County Commissioners read to the guests at the luncheon a Proclamation recognizing November 15 as National Philanthropy Day® (NPD). Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s Counties all have dedicated this day to National Philanthropy Day®. According to the Association Fundraising Professionals, “Fall is the giving season. Our past studies have shown that most charities relyLearn More →

Local Organization Accredited with Rigorous Philanthropic Standards Waldorf, MD —Community Foundation of Southern Maryland recently received accreditation with the nation’s highest standard for philanthropic excellence. National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations™ establish legal, ethical, effective practices for community foundations everywhere. “Meeting the National Standards benchmarks is a rigorous, comprehensive process,” said Hugh Ralston, Chair of the Community Foundations National Standards Board. “This accreditation is a significant accomplishment that says Community Foundation of Southern Maryland hasLearn More →