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Chaney Impact Grants Now Available!

Chaney Impact grants will support the work of nonprofit organizations serving Anne Arundel and Calvert counties in Maryland whose focus is on cancer services, or behavioral health and substance abuse treatment. Grants will support program needs, capital projects, or operating expenses. Award amounts will range between $25,000 and $50,000.

Strengthening Nonprofits Speaker Series presents: Diversifying Nonprofit Boards - Are We Focusing on the Wrong Things?

Multiple reports assessing racial diversity of nonprofit boards in the region attest to lack of racial diversity being an on-going challenge – despite a shift of values and attitudes that may support increasing racial diversity. So, what is happening? Why can’t nonprofit boards – despite our best intentions – recruit and keep people of color? And what can we learn from those boards that do?

Strengthening Nonprofits Speaker Series presents: The Board Savvy CEO

Creating a high-performing board requires a board-savvy CEO that knows how to balance being a leader and fostering leadership on the board. Panelists will share insights from their own experiences with board successes and foibles. The panel will discuss how to balance the big-picture, strategic engagement of boards, as well as the importance of managing board communications and logistics like a pro. You will have a chance to ask your questions about delicate board encounters, the CEO evaluation process, how to get your board more engaged in fundraising, and more. This event is for nonprofit executives, fund development professionals, and board members.

Message from Mary Spencer, President & CEO

Greetings from the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County! I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the many donors, nonprofit professional colleagues, and nonprofit board members and volunteers for the warm welcome that you have extended to me as the new President and CEO. With eight weeks under my belt, I couldn't be more proud or more excited to have the honor of serving Anne Arundel County in this new role. I am happy to report that the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County (CFAAC) is on strong organizational and financial footing, thanks to the leadership of my predecessor Melissa Curtin, a staff team whose dedication is unparalleled in support of Anne Arundel County, and a Board who exemplifies fiscal responsibility, collaborative partnership, and careful stewardship of our Community Foundation.