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.
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
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
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