Board of Directors
Welcome to the Community Foundation of Southern Maryland. We are a 501(c)(3) tax exempt, autonomous, public charity created by and for the people of Southern Maryland. We are made up of endowed or non-endowed charitable funds from many donors which are used to address local needs.
Donors create charitable funds with us in lieu of creating a private foundation; to memorialize a loved one; as their corporation's philanthropic arm; to support the entire community; to establish a scholarship; to support their church; to create a giving circle; to receive a tax deduction; or to make sure their earned money is going to local needs. Grants and scholarships from a donor's fund are awarded in the name of their fund and will always be remembered and linked to good works in our community.
Our MissionTo enhance the quality of life for the community of Southern Maryland by aligning philanthropic interests with community needs through stewardship, collaboration and charitable giving.
Our VisionTo Make Southern Maryland the best place to live and give.
At the Community Foundation of Southern Maryland:
We offer uniquely personal service, local knowledge, and professional investment and grantmaking expertise to help you make a lasting difference through your giving.
Community Foundations in Maryland Recognized at National Philanthropy Day Celebration 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. View Press Release
2014 Philanthropy Hall of Fame Inductees Announced At the Community Foundation of Southern Maryland’s 9th Annual Philanthropy Day Luncheon on November 7, 2014, the following individuals and organizations will be inducted into the Philanthropy Hall of Fame for demonstrating the qualities that define excellence in philanthropy. Philanthropy Day Luncheon details, View Press Release
Accepting Nominations for Annual Philanthropy Awards Luncheon The Community Foundation of Southern Maryland, (CFSOMD) a non-profit, 501 c 3 is now accepting nominations for their 9th Annual Philanthropy Day luncheon ~ Women With Impact ~ to take place on Friday, November 7, 11:30 at Greater Waldorf Jaycees Community Center. This year’s event focus’ on Women who have made an exceptional impact in the lives of others locally, regionally or globally.
The Community Foundation is accepting nominations for inductees into its Philanthropy Hall of Fame. Inductees could be individuals, families or organizations who have spent their lifetime giving. Philanthropy Day Luncheon, Hall of Fame Nomination Form, View Press Release
Using Your IRA to Make a Year-End Charitable Gift If by Dec. 31, 2013 you will be 70 1/2 and older, you may want to consider making a gift to a charitable fund with a gift directly from your traditional or Roth Individual Retirement Account (IRA) without incurring income taxes today or estate taxes in the future. Called the IRA Charitable Rollover, the provision allows eligible individuals to “roll over” up to $100,000 from an IRA directly to a charitable fund. The provision is scheduled to end Dec. 31, 2013. View Press Release, Learn more about Charitable IRA Rollover
Maryland Community Foundations Receive Pioneer Award 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. View Press Release
BECA Receives 501(c)(3) Status and Announces 2014 Scholarship Schedule On November 8, 2013 the Internal Revenue Service notified St. Mary’s County Business, Education and Community Alliance, Inc. (BECA) that the non-profit organization is exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Furthermore, BECA is considered a public charity under section 509(a)(2). The effective date of the exemption is retroactive to January 22, 2013 so all contributions made to BECA at the March 15, 2013 Annual Scholarship Benefit at Bowles Farms are tax-deductible. View Press Release
Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's County Commissioners Announce Proclamations to Recognized National Philanthropy Day, November 15 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®. View Press Release, View Proclamation
New Fund at the Community Foundation ~ 2nd District Kids and Community Fund The Community Foundation of Southern Maryland, a 501 c 3 public charity, would like to announce the establishment of a new component Fund called the 2nd District Kids and Community Fund. More information View Press Release
Community Foundation of Southern Maryland to Host 8th Annual Philanthropy Day Celebration November 1, 2013 The Community Foundation of Southern Maryland will host its 8th Annual Philanthropy Day Luncheon—Celebrate Philanthropy in Southern Maryland—on Friday, November 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Greater Waldorf Jaycees Community Center. More information View Press Release
Community Foundation of Southern Maryland Receives National Recognition Local Organization Accredited with Rigorous Philanthropic Standards CFSOMD 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. View Press Release
Faces of Philanthropy
D.C. Area Outback Charity
Fund presenting a check to
Children's National Medical
Announcement of the
creation of the Babe and
Dick Chaney Memorial
Fund to benefit the
American Cancer Society