Mission & Vision

Our Mission

To 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 Vision

To Make Southern Maryland the best place to live and give.

Creating Legacies is what we do best.

What do we mean by Legacy?
According to Webster, a legacy is property or money that is received from someone who has died; a gift by will especially of money or other personal property or a bequest, the property or money that you promise in your will to give to another person, or in our case, the Community Foundation of Southern Maryland, or your named Fund at the Community Foundation of Southern Maryland.

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, veterans, etc., the opportunities’ to build your own named legacy are endless.