You care about your community and ensuring our region is a safe, vibrant and thriving place to call home. Giving locally is one of the most rewarding and meaningful things you can do for your community. We make it easy and effective for you to support the causes you love. 

Since 1973, The Community Foundation has helped thousands of individuals, families, and businesses make a meaningful difference where they live.

Think of The Community Foundation as your partner in giving. We can help you get the most out of your charitable giving experience – whether you want to learn more about the issues facing our communities, support a specific cause, provide scholarships for students, or help create a brighter future for our most vulnerable neighbors. The Community Foundation offers a variety of options that can be tailored to your specific interests and philanthropic goals.

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Invest in Building Thriving Communities

Support our work to disrupt poverty, deepen culture and human connection, and prepare the region’s workforce for the future of work. Your investment enables us to lead initiatives which spark change, create dialogue, and influence policies to address the most pressing needs of our communities.  |  MAKE A DONATION


Open Your Own Fund

Setting up your own charitable giving fund is easy, rewarding, and doesn’t require great wealth. Creating a fund at The Community Foundation allows you the opportunity to organize your charitable activities through one expertly-managed and cost-effective charitable vehicle.  |  OPEN A FUND


Plan Your Legacy

A planned gift through The Community Foundation can generate lasting support for causes that are important to you. LEARN MORE

donor stories


Rob & Sheri Rosenfeld

The Rosenfelds opened a donor-advised fund at The Community Foundation in 2007. Last year, they were inspired to shift their philanthropic approach to invest in our region's most vulnerable people through a gift to the Resilience Fund.  |  READ MORE

adult helping senior in hospital

Agnes R. Chapman

When Agnes Chapman passed away at 98, she left a $1 million legacy gift to provide social services and educational opportunities for disadvantaged youth and children in the city.  |  READ MORE


Manuel R. Geraldo

Serving on the Sharing Prince George’s Committee and attending site visits to nonprofits in the County offered Manuel an on-the-ground opportunity to learn from, engage with, and build connections to local solutions to address community challenges.  |  READ MORE


Children's Opportunity Fund