Remembering Stewart Bainum

The Community Foundation family was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Stewart Bainum, our 2009 Montgomery County Philanthropist of the Year, and founder of the Commonweal Foundation. Stewart believed that with hard work and opportunity, students from even the most difficult circumstances can be successful in school, careers, and their personal lives. For 45 years, Stewart and his wife, Jane, supported educational programs to provide those opportunities to underserved children and youth in our community.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Stewart and Jane Bainum Fund, a donor-advised fund established at The Community Foundation. 

Click here to make a credit card gift online.

Community Profits

Born from the simple idea that people are motivated by positive recognition, Community Profits Montgomery is an initiative that was created to do just that: to recognize local businesses for giving back to the community, inspiring them to continue their good work -- and to spread the word, encouraging others to do the same. 

Click HERE to learn more and find out how your business can join! 



Call for Nominations: 2014 Montgomery County Philanthropist of the Year 

Now through March 28, 2014, The Community Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2014 Philanthropist of the Year.

Click here to learn how you can nominate a generous county resident who inspires you.


Neighbors in Need Montgomery Mobile Application

The Neighbors in Need mobile application provides a quick and easy way for county residents to contribute to the Neighbors in Need Montgomery Fund, which was established in late 2008 to respond to the economic crisis and its deep impact on our county's residents. Our Partnership with Montgomery County Government provides a new vehicle to direct funds towards serving the county’s most vulnerable. 

Click here to learn more about the Neighbors in Need Mobile Application.


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