About Community Foundations

Community Foundations are charitable trusts that support local community causes. Our role is to manage donor funds and build endowments as well as make grants to charities and community groups, linking local donors with local needs.

Endowed vs Non-Endowed Funds

Endowed vs Non-Endowed Funds

An endowed fund is a perpetual fund from which grants are given annually. A non-endowed fund is one in...
How Funds Work

How Funds Work

Funds are financial accounts managed by the Community Foundation of Southern Maryland that have been...
What is a Community Foundation?

What is a Community Foundation?

A community foundation is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) public charity created by and for the people in a certain...
Why Give to a Community Foundation?

Why Give to a Community Foundation?

Community Foundations help build healthy communities, connect donors to programs they care about, provide...