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About the Community Foundation of Harford County

Our Vision:   Harford County, Maryland, is a culturally, economically, and educationally rich environment with healthy and safe communities.

Our Mission:   We are committed to promoting and increasing philanthropy by building and managing permanent endowments and gifts to meet the present and emerging needs of Harford County and its nonprofit community.

What is the Community Foundation of Harford County?

We are a nonprofit philanthropic organization whose mission is to meet the changing needs and interests of the community for the benefit of Harford County residents. Donations to the foundation are used to support the quality of life in Harford County. Donors may contribute to a specific area of interest, a specific fund, or to provide support for “best mission use.” All donations stay local. The ability for multiple donors to aggregate donations for more impact is the very heart of community foundations, thus making a big difference with any contribution.        

Why the Community Foundation of Harford County?

Over 900 community foundations exist foundations exist nationwide; all for the same purpose-to make a difference in the community they serve. These organizations meet the National Standards for Community Foundations and work to plan for the long-term and emerging needs of their community. They provide grants to a wide variety of non-profit organizations. They promote philanthropy at its best and encourage public/private partnerships to improve the quality of life of the community they live in.

How do you make a difference through the Community Foundation of Harford County?

It is as simple as making a donation. Your donation turns into scholarships, research dollars, cultural enrichment opportunities, or solutions to problems in the community. No matter where you start, each donation makes a difference in the Harford County.


RECURRING DONATIONS:  Become a CFHC Sustaining Donor by making an automatic monthly donation that fits your budget via our secure website or through your bank. 

EMPLOYER MATCHED CONTRIBUTIONS:  If your employer has a matching gift program, your gift to CFHC can be doubled or even tripled in size. Your human resources/personnel office can provide you with a matching gift form.  Simply complete the form and enclose it with your contribution. CFHC will do the rest.

BECOME A CORPORATE SPONSOR OR A CORNERSTONE LEADER:  cor•ner•stone ˈkôrnərˌstōn/noun  A stone that forms the base of a corner of a building, joining two walls, thus determining the position of the entire structure. BUSINESS LEADERS IN OUR COMMUNITY COMMITTING THREE OR MORE YEARS OF SUPPORT

PLANNING YOUR LEGACY:  Have you considered establishing your legacy with Community Foundation of Harford County? There are many ways to establish a planned gift at CFHC that will provide benefits to you during your lifetime and impact the lives of future generations. Professional gift planning experts who consult with CFHC are available to offer you free tax and estate planning information. For more information on how to join the Legacy Society, contact Executive Director Brigitte Peters 443.371.6062 or email at



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