About Us

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.