Board of Directors
Welcome to the Community Foundation of Southern Maryland.
What is a Community Foundation?Endowment Builder | Legacy Creator | Grants & Scholarships Provider | Community Connector
We are a 501(c)(3) tax exempt, autonomous, public charity created by and for the people of Southern Maryland. We work with you to help you fulfill your charitable interests and goals – easily and effectively.
We build charitable funds that support community needs and opportunities. Folks may establish both non-endowed funds, to support community needs today and endowed funds to ensure there is support for good, forever, for our region.
At the Community Foundation of Southern Maryland, we realize that your gifts are more than money. Your gifts are made up of your hopes and dreams for a better community. We want to help you make an impact today and for years to come by creating your own LEGACY.
Creating Legacies is what we do best.
What do we
mean by Legacy?
We want to help you leave your own unique mark or legacy on our community while building a charitable fund that will grow over the years and last in perpetuity. Whether your interests are in the arts, music, the environment, historical landmarks, youth, education, health and wellness, recreation, transportation, etc., the opportunities’ to build your own named legacy are endless.
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.
2015 Chesapeake Bay Waterfowl Arts Show Celebrates the Region's Rich Culture While Supporting a Great Cause New Name, Same Mission to Help Our Community. Warmer weather is in the air and the time is right to start planning activities for spring. At the top of everyone’s list should be the 2015 Chesapeake Bay Waterfowl Arts Show, to be held May 15-16 at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds in Leonardtown, MD. All artists, exhibits and vendors are indoors, so the show is open rain or shine (we hope shine)! View Press Release, Event Details
Community Foundation of Southern Maryland is Accepting Applications for a $5,000 Scholarship An annual scholarship of up to $5,000 is available to a student who wishes to pursue a career in a health related field and is completing the Academy of Health Professions program at the Calvert Career and Technology Academy. This new scholarship was created by William Bowen in memory of his mother, Alice W. Bowen. View Press Release
9th Annual Chesapeake Bay Waterfowl Arts Show Scheduled for May 15-16 has openings for sponsors, artists, and vendors The Community Foundation of Southern Maryland is seeking local sponsors, artists (all mediums) and vendors for the 2015 celebration of the sporting arts of the Chesapeake Bay. Formally known as the Potomac Wildlife Art Show, the event’s name has been changed to be more reflective of the scope of the show. Artists, Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, wine tastings, decoy competitions, and auctions are just some of the things that take place during the event, which serves as a fundraiser for the Community Foundation.For additional information on becoming a sponsor, participating artist, or vendor, contact Gretchen Hardman at 240-670-4483 or send an email to: email@example.com. View Press Release, More Information
Stash Your Trash herons from Salisbury University will be coming to the 9th annual Chesapeak Bay Waterfowl Arts Show on May 15-16. Students in the Environmental Studies Department made these sculptures as part of the City of Salisbury and Wicomico County's "Stash Your Trash" campaign. More information, View Press Release
A local organization that can make a difference View Letter to the Editor on SoMdNews.com
Community Foundation of Southern Maryland is Accepting Applications from Teachers for Materials and Supplies The Community Foundation of Southern Maryland is making grants available to elementary and middle schools through the Green Apple Fund for teachers who purchase supplies for their classrooms. Grants ranging from $25 to $100 are available. Educators who teach in private and public schools in Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties, grades one through eight, are invited to apply. Grants are awarded to the schools. Press Release, More Information
Community Foundation of Southern Maryland is Accepting Proposals for Beautification Grants The Chaney Beautification Fund is making grants available to non-profit organizations to encourage beautiful, sustainable landscapes in Southern Maryland and Virginia. Grants of up to $1,000 are awarded annually to non-profit groups, specifically 501(c)(3) organizations, public or private educational institutions, or government agencies. Beautification projects must be located in counties where Chaney Enterprises has a presence. Press Release, More Information
New "Endow Maryland" Tax Credit Promotes Charitable Giving for Local Communities A new Maryland tax credit dubbed “Endow Maryland” will reward donors who help build permanent charitable funds for local communities across the state, including Southern Maryland. Endow Maryland is modeled after successful initiatives established by community foundations across the nation. Press Release, More Information
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
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
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