Donate now to any of the Funds listed. You can search for a Fund by name or browse the whole list. If you prefer to donate with a check, please make it out to CFAAC and note in the Memo the name of the Fund you wish to support. You can mail your check to:
900 Bestgate Road, Suite 400
Annapolis, MD 21401
|Donate||Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County
Your support allows CFAAC to respond quickly and effectively to the most pressing community needs and issues through changing times.
|Donate||Celebration of Philanthropy
The Celebration of Philanthropy Luncheon celebrates those who give their time, talent and treasure to support local nonprofit organizations meeting the needs of Anne Arundel County. A portion of the proceeds from the luncheon and 100% of donations to this fund support CFAAC's Strengthening Nonprofits Programs and grants.
|CFAAC Grant Funds|
|Donate||Fund for Anne Arundel
The Fund for Anne Arundel's grantmaking aligns with the County Needs Assessment with the priority giving areas that pertain to promoting healthy, thriving, and successful children in Anne Arundel County:
• Food insecurity
• Youth activities/job training/mentoring
• Health (physical, mental and behavioral)
|Donate||Grants 4 Teachers
The purpose of the Grants 4 Teachers program is to fund highly creative ideas that would otherwise be impossible due to school system funding constraints. Since the Fall of 2009 when Grants 4 Teachers was launched, due to the generosity of local donors the Community Foundation has funded nearly 200 proposals for a total of $98,600.
|Donate||Strengthening Nonprofits Fund
A strong nonprofit community is collaborative and made up of organizations that efficiently and effectively manage their operations and provide high-quality programs that meet community needs. We believe that one of the best ways to strengthen our community is by helping to strengthen nonprofits. Nonprofits are doing vital, smart, and innovative work every day all over the country.
Our Strengthening Nonprofits Fund provides grants for Anne Arundel County nonprofit organizations to develop organizational capacity around fundraising, nonprofit management, board development, marketing & communications as well as other capacity-building opportunities. Grants may be used to cover costs associated with strategic planning, board/volunteer/staff training, conference and workshop attendance, or other facilitated training opportunities identified by a nonprofit's leadership to be of benefit to the organization. Grant funds also may be used to cover costs associated with board/volunteer/staff participation in online or classroom-based courses, seminar series or conferences that relate to the capacity-building objectives of the organization.
|Donate||Community Crisis Response Fund
The Community Crisis Response Fund was established to provide flexible financial assistance to Anne Arundel County nonprofits immediately following a violent incident, natural disaster or other crisis in our community. Due to the fast-emerging needs posed by the COVID-19 virus, the Community Crisis Response Fund will make single immediate-use grants to nonprofits addressing the increase in community needs and demand for services in the following impact areas: food security and support for basic human needs.
|Donate||Help Our Neighbors
CFAAC's Help Our Neighbors Fund was created in 2008 by our Board of Trustees, to support local nonprofits working with Anne Arundel County's most vulnerable community members. The fund assists with living expenses like paying rent to prevent eviction, utilities to prevent shut-off, fees for transportation to work or car repair, or for essential medication and medical care to return to or maintain health.
|Donate||John Starr Memorial Musician's Fund
The fund, established in memory of John Starr Jr., a local jazz flutist, and gifted musician, will provide an annual grant to Annapolis Musicians Fund for Musicians (AMFM) for a named scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded each year to an Anne Arundel County high school age and above student pursuing an education in the field of music (composition, instrumental or vocal).
|Donor Advised Fund|
|Donate||Andrew Kiracofe Memorial Fund
Established in Memory of Andrew Kiracofe. To provide support to organizations and programs that are committed to the health, restoration, and protection of the Chesapeake Bay, as well as programs that provide young people with experiences that encourage interest in Chesapeake Bay Wildlife and exploration of its natural habitats.
|Donate||Coach John Dockstader Fund
A Donor Advised Fund established to support causes in memory of Coach John Dockstader.
Established in memory of Gregory "Galen" Meehan to provide support to organizations and programs providing essential human services, related to poverty, homelessness, addiction, and legal aid.
|Donate||Lawrence Burrows and Dawne Widener-Burrows Charitable Fund
The purpose of this fund is to support the philanthropic interests of the fund advisors.
|Donate||Neil J. Weissman Fund
A Donor Advised Fund established to support the philanthropic interests of the fund advisors.
|Donate||Trudy McFall Fund
The purpose of this fund is to support the philanthropic interests of the fund advisor.
|Field of Interest|
|Donate||Arts and Culture Anne Arundel Endowment Fund
This fund was created to permanently support grant-making in the area of arts and culture for low wealth or vulnerable residents of Anne Arundel County. It was established in 2012.
|Donate||Environment Anne Arundel
Anne Arundel County is a place of natural beauty that can be enjoyed through two state parks and 70 county parks linked by an extensive network of recreation and transportation trails. With 534 miles of linear coastline, the county ranks second for waterfront in the state. The Chesapeake Bay is perhaps Anne Arundel County’s most treasured natural resource, constituting the largest estuary in the United States.
The Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County’s (CFAAC) Environment Anne Arundel Fund, established in 2014, supports Anne Arundel County nonprofit organizations working to protect and improve the environment in Anne Arundel County and the Chesapeake Bay.
|Donate||Women and Girls Fund
The purpose of the Women and Girls Fund is to support projects that develop individual skills, decrease isolation, create new experiences and empower women and girls who face major obstacles due to poverty, disability, domestic violence, and/or lack of access to resources.
Grants from the Women and Girls Fund will be used to support nonprofits that help women and girls pursue positive, productive lives by helping remove barriers for women and girls, increase their economic security, enhance their well-being and safety, and empower them to make positive life decisions for themselves and their families.
|Support Anne Arundel County|
|Donate||Anne Arundel County Partnership for Children, Youth and Families Fund
The Anne Arundel County Partnership for Children,Youth and Families' mission is to reduce the impact of parental incarceration on children, families and communities; improving outcomes for disconnected youth; reducing childhood hunger; and reducing youth homelessness in Anne Arundel County. The Partnership also convenes community stakeholders to develop local funding and programmatic solutions for children and families.
|Donate||Anne Arundel County Department of Health Fund
The Department of Health's mission is to preserve, promote and protect the health of all people who live, work and play in Anne Arundel County. They are committed to providing leadership, guidance and information to ensure that every resident has seamless access to public health services. And they strive to provide strong, sustainable partnerships with the community.
|Donate||Anne Arundel County Department of Social Services Fund
The Department of Human Services' mission is to aggressively pursue opportunities to assist people in economic need, provide prevention services, and protect vulnerable children and adults.
|Donate||Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities Fund
The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging's mission is to improve the quality of life of our citizens by providing options and resources to older adults and adults with disabilities to enable them to live independent and meaningful lives. They provide nutrition, education, affordable housing, and programs at senior centers, as well as, ensure compliance with ADA regulations and act as advocates to protect rights and self-directed choices.
|Donate||Anne Arundel County Fire Department Fund
The Anne Arundel County Fire Department's mission is to stand ready as an all-hazards organization to assure the safety of our communities. They respond to calls for service, fires, medical and other emergencies as well as promote fire prevention strategies and life safety programs. The Anne Arundel County Fire Department enforces fire code compliance to ensure that buildings and properties are safe.
|Donate||Anne Arundel County Police Department Fund
The Police Department's mission is to protect life and property from the threat of criminal activity, respond to calls for service from victims of crime, enforce criminal and traffic laws, promote crime prevention strategies, assure that police officers are well trained and engage with residents to maintain strong community-police relations.
|Donate||Anne Arundel County General Fund
Anne Arundel County's vision is that it will be the best place to live, work and start a business in the State of Maryland.
|Donate||Anne Arundel County Animal Control Fund
Anne Arundel County Animal Control is dedicated to promoting the humane treatment of animals, providing temporary housing, ensuring safe human-animal interactions and the opportunity for the public to adopt animals.
|Donate||Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks Department Fund
The mission of Recreation & Parks is to enrich the lives of Anne Arundel County residents by offering quality active and passive recreation opportunities and accessible youth and adult services while pursuing the preservation and enhancement of our natural, cultural and historic resources. They also operate and expand community parks, expand bike trails, provide access to county waterways and manage open space land uses.