Recent Grants

2021 Competitive Grants

Recognizing that the community's challenges and needs will change, donors have established community endowment funds to address the changing needs of Carroll County now and forever. Donors can entrust the Foundation with the selection of the most needed programs to receive grant funding based on a competitive process.

The Carroll County Community Foundation has awarded more than $64,400 in competitive grants during 2021.

2021 Competitive Grants

2021 Designated/Agency Grants

Donors may identify one or more charitable organizations to receive an income stream forever. If at some time in the future the named charity is no longer recognized as a 501(c)(3) organization, the Foundation Board of Directors has the variance power to select another organization with a similar purpose to benefit from the fund.

In 2021, the Carroll County Community Foundation distributed more than $528,700 in designated/agency grants to organizations as identified by donors.

2021 Designated/Agency Grants

2021 Donor Advised and Special Projects Grants

Donors may be actively involved in the grantmaking process by recommending which qualified charitable organizations should receive grants from their advised fund. These flexible funds enable donors to address a wide variety of issues as their charitable interests and priorities change over time.

In 2021, the Carroll County Community Foundation distributed $447,700 in donor advised and special project grants.

2021 Donor Advised and Special Project Grants

About the Carroll County Community Foundation, a fund of the Community Foundation of Howard County, Inc.

The Carroll County Community Foundation was established in 1997.  The purpose of the Foundation is to serve the interests of donors, to make grants, and to act as a catalyst around issues of community importance in Carroll County.

For information about the Community Foundation and its services to donors, call Greg Aaron at (800) 964-0508. The Web site ( contains information about making gifts to endowment funds, scholarships, and grantmaking. Our e-mail address is

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