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Women's Giving Circle of Howard County is the Philanos giving circle affiliate in Columbia, MD.

Women's Giving Circle of Howard County, Columbia MD | Philanos giving circle network for women in philanthropy

Women's Giving Circle of Howard County
10440 Little Patuxent Parkway
Suite #230
​Columbia, MD 21044
+1 (410) 730-7840
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The WGC is a Field of Interest Fund at the Community Foundation of Howard County

Who are we
Founded in 2002, our giving circle brings women together to learn about issues impacting women and girls in our community and pool our dollars to fund programs that address those issues so we can have a greater impact together than we might otherwise have alone. About Us

Our mission
The Women’s Giving Circle is building a community of philanthropists and creating a permanent legacy to address the needs of women and girls in Howard County, Maryland.

Join us
Everyone who gives to the WGC is a member, and all member gifts - regardless of size - are valued and appreciated! All member donations support our grantmaking, infrastructure and endowment.  Join us 

Discover Howard County

Howard County #HoCoMD is a successful melding of old and new, urban and rural, where the rolling green hills of the Piedmont meet the rocky fall line of the glaciers. From the small town flavor of historic mill towns to the thriving model city of Columbia, Howard County makes everyone feel at home. Conveniently located in Central Maryland, close to and in between Baltimore and Washington, DCHoward County offers the charm of a historic past mixed with the excitement of a cosmopolitan community. The County is continually ranked among the most affluent, advanced and educated communities in the United States. A commuter county to both Baltimore and Washington, there is immediate access to leading educational and health care institutions, upscale retail, and outstanding recreation and entertainment. It is currently home to 110,370 households and boasts a thriving, vibrant economy and welcoming business environment, with proximity to 50 federal , universities, Fortune 500 companies, technology, defense and health care companies.


Community Foundation of Howard County

Founded in 1969 by the legendary James Rouse as the then Columbia Foundation, the Community Foundation of Howard County is a nonprofit public charity with the goal of improving the quality of life in Howard County, primarily through endowment building and coordinated grant-making services. #CFHoCo is committed to building a vibrant, compassionate and engaged Howard County community. 

HoCo Respond 

In March 2020 the Community Foundation of Howard County, Horizon Foundation, United Way of Central Maryland and Women's Giving Circle of Howard County announced new emergency funds and actions to support community members affected by COVID-19, and established #HoCoRespond to support Howard County nonprofits on the frontline of support, focusing on assisting with food security, housing, childcare and healthcare. Over $400,000 has been raised to date and HoCoRespond has given a total of $407,500 in #COVID19 Emergency Funds to Howard County nonprofits. 

Horizon Foundation

 #TheHorizonFoundation is Howard County’s community health foundation, committed to improving health through innovative initiatives, collaborative partnerships, strategic grantmaking and thoughtful advocacy. As the largest independent health philanthropy in Maryland, their work is driven by community needs and is shaped around strategic solutions that promise a significant lasting impact on physical and mental health.

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