The Community Foundation in Montgomery County works closely with individuals, families, and businesses to match donor intent with community opportunity to create deeper local impact. We serve an important role in the County as a bridge between generous individuals, government and business organizations, and local nonprofit organizations.
Our staff organizes and directs Sharing Montgomery, a strategic, donor-led funding effort to encourage more residents and businesses to ‘give where they live.’ Since its inception, Sharing Montgomery has awarded over $7 million in grants to some of the best community-based nonprofit organizations serving Montgomery County’s residents. With staff facilitating a rigorous annual vetting and site visit process, Sharing Montgomery’s donor-led grants committees evaluate each applicant’s program, management and leadership to make sure it is the best possible investment. Contact us to learn more.
The Children’s Opportunity Fund (COF) is a component fund of the Greater Washington Community Foundation (The Community Foundation) and its local office in Montgomery County. Funded jointly by the government of Montgomery County, Maryland, and Montgomery County Public Schools to leverage public funds to attract private investment, COF champions, plans and funds strategic investments that improve the lives of low-income children and families in the county. With a focus on innovative, evidence-informed efforts targeted at closing the opportunity gap, COF identifies priority areas for investment based on unmet need, aligns resources toward effective multi-sector collaborations serving the county’s most vulnerable youth and their families, and seeks new funding sources.
COF is guided by and works closely with a Policy Leadership Group and Steering Committee representing leaders from government, philanthropy, business and the community. Learn more here.
Celebration of Giving
Last November, nearly 300 friends came out to celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Community Foundation in Montgomery County (CFMC) local office of the Greater Washington Community Foundation. We were thrilled that the audience included past and present CFMC Advisory Board members, business leaders, local foundation representatives, wealth advisors, elected officials, leaders from the region’s premier nonprofits, and many of the people who house their giving funds at The Community Foundation. Stay tuned for information about the fall 2017 celebration.