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Community foundation: a charitable foundation operated for the benefit of a specific geographic region and supported by the people of that region.
Contact UsMaryland Community Foundations Association
2 East Read Street - 2nd Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202
Maryland is home to 14 community foundations, each serving a region of Maryland in unique ways.
Together, as the Maryland Community Foundations Association (MCFA), we speak with one voice in promoting philanthropy to benefit towns, cities and rural areas across the state.
Community Foundations specialize in helping individuals, families and businesses plan and carry out their charitable giving; and in building endowments to serve their regions' changing needs.
Community foundations build and strengthen philanthropy - and thus, communities - by making it simple and cost-efficient for individuals, families and businesses to establish philanthropic funds and to learn about and invest in the needs of their communities.
Community foundations are permanent sources of philanthropic dollars; they specialize in building civic endowments to serve their regions' changing needs.
Community foundations serving Maryland hold a total of more than $760 million in philanthropic assets, and distributed about $108 million in grants this past year to nonprofit organizations in their communities, addressing a wide range of issues, from education to aging, from arts to the environment.
We represent the collective philanthropy of hundreds of donors, including corporate, philanthropic and civic leaders.
All MCFA members are committed to rigorous national standards set by the Council on Foundations.
Community Foundations Serving Maryland: