Endow Maryland is a state tax credit that rewards donors who help build permanent charitable funds for local communities across the state — and right here in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties. Endow Maryland offers a tax credit for gifts of at least $500 to permanent, endowed funds at qualified community foundations in Maryland.


Endow Maryland provides an incentive for Marylanders to give back to their local communities in a meaningful and lasting way. It promotes charitable giving in Maryland, for Maryland.

Here at The Community Foundation, Endow Maryland will help build our endowments in Montgomery and Prince George’s, which work to assist every resident of these counties in achieving economic security – by strengthening the safety net to meet basic human needs, connecting our youth to opportunities to succeed, and helping workers gain the skills and credentials they need to thrive in our region’s economy.

Tax credits have been awarded to community foundations across the state to offer to donors – your gift to The Community Foundation may qualify for a 25% tax credit on your 2015 tax return.

The Endow Maryland tax credit applies only to gifts to permanent, endowed funds at qualified Maryland community foundations. These gifts will generate many times the initial value of the gift in benefit to the community.

Please Note:

➤ Tax credits are only available for new contributions directly into one of our permanently endowed fund.  i.e. a grant from your fund/foundation or IRA charitable rollover would not be eligible.

➤ Contributions may be made in the form of a personal check or stock gift.

➤ There are a limited number of Endow Maryland Tax credits to share for the entire state.  Contact our staff to confirm that tax credits are still available for this tax year.


Please first contact our staff to confirm that tax credits are still available for this year.  Once confirmed, please submit a signed copy of this Endow MD Commitment form along with your gift.

Montgomery County endowment, Sharing Montgomery

Anna Hargrave

Executive Director

ahargrave@thecommunityfoundation.org or 301-495-3036 x161

Prince George’s County endowment, Sharing Prince George’s

Amina Anderson

Interim Regional Director Philanthropy and Donor Services

aanderson@thecommunityfoundation.org or 301-918-8480 x163