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Ensure Organizational Excellence and Sustainability


CFAAC maintains accreditation with the National Standards for U.S.Community Foundations. These guidelines articulate to donors, community partners, staff and board the commitment and accountability we have toward organizational excellence, effectiveness, efficiency, quality, integrity and trust. These are high standards and we are proud to uphold them on behalf of Anne Arundel County. 


CFAAC is a member of the following organizations:

We believe it is important that all nonprofits hold themselves to high standards and have a strong system in place for infrastructure, policies, staff and board members. Below is a list of resources your nonprofit may find useful.

Organizational Resources 

Nonprofits Count: The Economic & Social Impact of Nonprofits in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia

A Joint Report of Maryland Nonprofits and the Center for Nonprofit Advancement. Nonprofits Count is the first report of its kind to explore and provide an overview of the nonprofit sector in the geographic region encompassing Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia. The report highlights the significant role nonprofits play in our Region’s economy and quality of life. 

Download a copy of the Report 

Anne Arundel County Presentation 

Grantseeking Resources 

Foundation Directory Online Professional
Access information on U.S. grantmakers and their grants through a database of over 92,000 foundations, corporate giving programs, and grantmaking public charities in the U.S.

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online
Financial support for individual grantseekers for scholarships, student loans, fellowships, program development, internships, professorships, research, etc. Also a reference tool for those interested in foundation giving to the individual.

Foundation Maps
Provides a tool to map grantmakers and grants using a variety of criteria including geographic location, funders, social issues, and demographics. Site includes a FAQ and online user manual.

Grant Space-A Service of the Foundation Center
Available anywhere, this free resource connects grant researchers to free online training.

With funding support from CFAAC, the Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) provides free access to Foundation Center databases, directories, fundraising, and philanthropy publications and training. The AACPL collection is based at the Edgewater Community Library, located at 25 Stepneys Ln., Edgewater MD. 

Health and Human Services Resources 

2-1-1 Maryland is a partnership between four agencies working together to provide simple access to health and human services information. Whether you are an individual looking for help for yourself, a friend or family member, or someone who works for an agency calling on behalf of someone you serve, 2-1-1 Maryland can locate resources to help solve your problem.  

  • Affordable Housing
  • Food
  • Employment Training
  • Utility Payment Assistance
  • Services for Children or Seniors

2-1-1 is an easy to remember telephone number that connects people with important community services. Trained call specialists answer phone calls 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

The 2-1-1 database has information on nearly 5,000 agencies and programs across the state