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Community Leadership

Help Us Help Our Community

Nearly two decades ago, a small group of generous community members shared a common vision and commitment to improve the quality of life for all county residents and the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County was born. We are proud of what we have accomplished over time, but there is so much more to do.

As we begin our 20th year, we know that we would not be here without you. With your support, we will continue to raise awareness about issues including affordable housing, aging, arts & culture, childcare, environment, mental health, poverty, substance abuse, and transportation, and help to engage donors and the community in generating creative solutions.

In the spring of 2017, we launched our Community Leadership Circle Campaign. Our goal is to raise $700,000 by 2020 to support our ongoing Community Leadership Initiatives. Our efforts in the community go beyond providing high-quality philanthropic services to our donors. CFAAC is a convener of service providers, a thought partner, an advocate for local nonprofits, and a catalyst for new ideas and community problem-solving.

We have developed deep and lasting relationships with donors and nonprofits to help build a stronger community. Through the power of collaboration, CFAAC is helping to improve the quality of life for all in Anne Arundel County. We partner with people who have the financial resources to help shape our community in the areas with the greatest need. We are committed to helping to strengthen nonprofits doing vital and innovative work in our region by helping them become more efficient and effective organizations. Our Community Leadership Initiatives serve as a bridge between these critical resources affecting positive change in Anne Arundel County through philanthropy. 

CFAAC has grown to be the largest institutional funder in Anne Arundel County. We are committed to improving our community by supporting programs that are making a significant impact and providing measurable outcomes for county residents to live healthy, vibrant, and successful lives.


Community Needs Assessment A data-rich report intended to increase knowledge and awareness as well as to frame informed discussions about persistent local trends and needs. This report is used by nonprofits, community advocates, the faith community, volunteers, business leaders, elected officials, policymakers, government agencies, foundations, individual philanthropists, professional advisors, and others to prioritize and develop strategies and implementation plans with measurable goals that benefit everyone in the county. 

Strengthening Nonprofits Collaborative An effort led by CFAAC to leverage, align and promote resources to better support skills development and training for nonprofit professionals in the county. 

Community Impact Speakers Series  Community conversations designed to increase the awareness and knowledge of key issues impacting Anne Arundel County and to create the opportunity for dialogue. 


Strengthening Nonprofits Provide funding for nonprofit organization professionals, volunteers, and board members to receive training in board development, fundraising and development, marketing and communications, and nonprofit management. 

Help Our Neighbors Provide support to local agencies that respond to urgent assistance for basic human needs for families (e.g. emergency expenses, rent, utilities, licenses and certifications, transportation to work, essential medication, medical care). 

Grants 4 Teachers Provide grants to Anne Arundel County Public School teachers to fund creative ideas that stimulate and inspire student learning. 

We invite you to join our Community Leadership Circle.

Your investment will make a real difference as we work to sustain our community today, tomorrow, and beyond our lifetimes!

Transform $50,000 - 100,000
Invest $25,000 - $49,999
Care  $15,000 - $24,999 
Commit $5,000 - $14,999
Connect $1,000 - $4,999 
Contribute Gifts up to $999

For more information please call Melissa Curtin, Executive Director at 410.280.1102.