September 23, 2021

September newsletter: Investing in innovation, Mental Health Film Festival, Peace of Mind, diabetes grant opportunity and more!

Investing in innovation

Here in Howard County, we live with many social and systemic inequities in areas such as health, housing and education – but we also are home to innovative thinkers that try to address and creatively solve problems. The Horizon Foundation’s mission is to improve the health and wellness of our community, but our vision for a vibrant and thriving Howard County for all goes beyond any one specific issue.

Continuing in the spirit of philanthropic collaboration, United Way of Central Maryland, the Community Foundation of Howard County, the Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County and the Horizon Foundation are so excited to host this year’s Changemaker Challenge, a Shark Tank-style competition that aims to spark social innovation and cultivate real change in our community.

Read the blog>>
Check out this video featuring past winners>>
Listen to Barrier Breakers podcast>>


Join us for our virtual Mental Health Film Festival!

We are thrilled to bring back one of our favorite events this fall – our free, virtual Mental Health Film Festival! Tune in October 17-22 as our community partners lead film screenings and panel discussions about a range of mental health topics and how we can best support mental health in our community.

Register now>>


Give the gift of Peace of Mind

Naming your health care agent protects your loved ones from disagreements and burden during a medical crisis or serious illness. And it ensures your wishes will be honored and heard. Speak(easy) Howard is excited to bring back Peace of Mind – a chance for you to name your health care agent and send your loved one an important gift. Learn more about how it works and give your gift today!

Give your loved ones Peace of Mind>>


Deadline extended! Apply for our new grant opportunity to fight chronic disease in Howard County

The new deadline to apply is October 4! The Foundation is seeking organizational partners to help increase Howard County residents’ awareness of diabetes, advocate for local and state health policies to reduce diabetes and related health disparities and reduce social and cultural stigmas that prevent people from seeking help. The purpose of this grant is to raise awareness and build momentum for future Coalition efforts around diabetes, while also spreading accurate information around it in an engaging way. Twenty (20) grants of $500 each will be awarded.

Learn more and apply>>


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