Making A Difference!

The Columbia Town Center Rotary Foundation helps at-risk children and families who are struggling with food insecurity, disease, housing, education challenges and natural disasters.  Over the past three years, this foundation has contributed over $75,000 to community service projects and other charitable organizations addressing these issues.

Project highlights of the past 3 years include:

  • PPE for Senior Care Facilities - provided Personal Protective Equipment to 9 Howard County nursing homes and assisted living facilities to combat Covid-19
  • Covid-19 Response Project - financial and hands-on support for Open Doors Food Pantry (see video below), donated PPE and sanitizing equipment to Winter Growth Senior Care Facility, delivered food to hungry families
  • Cervical Cancer Project - funded an international project and a Rotary team to go to Nigeria to start a Cervical Cancer Education and Screening Program for at-risk women. (see video below)
  • Running Brook Elementary School - Weekend food backpacks for students, food pantry deliveries to families, summer school scholarships, financial literacy coaching (see video below)


We regularly partner with the following charitable organizations (by providing financial support and/or hands-on service) to ensure maximum benefit to families in need:

  • Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center, Inc.
  • Community Action Council of Howard County - Summer Enrichment Program and general support funding
  • Open Doors Food Pantry (see video below)
  • Athelas Institute, Inc.
  • Humanim
  • Hope Works
  • Rebuilding Together
  • Bridges to Housing Stability
  • Our House - Residential Workforce Training Center
  • Howard Community College Scholarships
  • Howard County Public School System 
  • Disaster Aid & Ellicott City Recovery Fund

Open Doors Food Pantry

monthly groceries for struggling families

Blessings in a Backpack

weekend food for hungry kids

Cervical Cancer International Project

cancer screening for at-risk women