BWN Nonprofit of the Month

Each month, BWN features a worthwhile local nonprofit that may be of interest to our members. Our previously featured nonprofits are listed on this page as they can be supported year-round.

Contact BWN by email to request consideration for your nonprofit.

  • December 01, 2021 7:00 AM | Website BWN Admin (Administrator)

    The BWN Lifelong Learner Scholarship Fund supports women who are looking to reach the next stage of their professional development or need assistance in returning to the workforce. Since 2000, we have awarded more than $80,000 in scholarships to local women so they may continue their education and contribute to the community. In 2021 we awarded 6 scholarships worth $1500 each to assist these women as they embark on their next steps to success. Meet the recipients. 


  • November 01, 2021 8:00 AM | Website BWN Admin (Administrator)

    Bryanna's Love provides support and love to families battling childhood cancer through our Give Kids A Snuggle, Sibling Love and Home To Care programs. We support the patient, the siblings and the bereaved siblings during their difficult days.

    Bryanna's Love is 100% donation based and always welcome sponsors and donors for our programs to continue to serve our families through our programs. We Also are in need of New Stuffed animals and blankets to donate to families battling cancer both as an inpatient and outpatient basis.


  • October 01, 2021 7:00 AM | Website BWN Admin (Administrator)

    Blossoms of Hope’s mission is to enhance the quality of life through beautification projects and to both increase awareness of breast cancer prevention each spring and raise money to benefit those within the community coping with cancer. Blossoms of Hope provides support for our community and those in need throughout Howard County.

    Support The Santa Project by Blossoms of Hope! Help bring Santa to those in need!

  • September 01, 2021 7:00 AM | Website BWN Admin (Administrator)

    Our goal this year is to provide a sense of community & refuel as many spirits as possible through our Virtual Retreats, Family Bingos, Jess Beard’s Ears Over Fears and our ReTreat Yourself program. Cancer patients lived somewhat isolated lives before the pandemic and now more then ever need a sense of community and things to take their mind off cancer, even if just for a moment.

    Our mission is to provide retreats of respite to cancer patients, their caregivers and family members. Due to Covid-19, we have had to pause our day retreat program and have created new programs allowing us to continue to refuel the spirits of those affected by cancer. The puzzle request is for our ReTreat Yourself program which gifts families a beautiful box filled with uplifting & therapeutic activities designed to take their minds off cancer.


  • August 01, 2021 7:00 AM | Treva Stose (Administrator)

    Part of the mission of the Business Women's Network (BWN) of Howard County is to support women. Therefore, we established the Lifelong Learner Scholarship Program in 2000.To date, we have awarded over $80,000 in scholarships to local women to pursue Degrees, Technical certifications and Training programs to advance their careers and impact our community. Each BWN Scholarship recipient has demonstrated leadership and commitment in her community and has a unique story to tell.


    Contact: Cynthia Campbell

  • July 01, 2021 7:30 PM | Website BWN Admin (Administrator)

    The Community Action Council of Howard County (CAC) is the county’s designated anti-poverty agency. CAC serves the community through four core service areas: the Howard County Food Bank, energy and weatherization assistance, housing assistance and early childhood education through Head Start and Pre-K programming. To better change lives and end the cycle of poverty, CAC bundles these programs and delivers them through a family-centered. Meaningful family engagement opportunities and intentional development of partnerships between parents and staff promote family stability, reduce stressors and connect families to critical resources.

    Requesting: Personal hygiene items like toothpaste, shampoo, soap, deodorant and toilet paper!

    Representative name: Rachel Sanborn


  • July 01, 2021 7:00 AM | Website BWN Admin (Administrator)

    The mission of the Howard County Conservancy is to educate children and adults about our natural world, preserve the land and its legacy for future generations and model responsible stewardship of our environment.

    Received by the Conservancy in 1993 by Ruth and Frances Brown, Mt. Pleasant is a 325-year-old farm now operated as a nature reserve and educational facility. The Gudelsky Environmental Education Center, on-site at Mt. Pleasant, is Howard County’s first nature center, opening in 2005. The Conservancy, originally founded in 1990 as a private, nonprofit land trust, today has a dual mission of preserving land in Howard County and providing educational programs.

    Requesting: Support for programs designed to education children and adults


  • June 01, 2021 8:00 AM | Website BWN Admin (Administrator)

    Through their many programs, For 3 Sisters is a resource to patients and caregivers of families going through breast cancer. F3S goes above and beyond to support the entire family through difficult times and to create awareness as part of the Power of ONE initiative.


    Support through their Virtual Pink Ribbon Romp all of June!

    Team BWN!


  • May 01, 2021 8:00 AM | Website BWN Admin (Administrator)

    Through the Zaching Against Cancer Foundation, we hope to further spread support and strength to others battling cancer and all those connected to cancer patients. The foundation was established to provide support to cancer patients and their support networks through scholarships, research and direct patient outreach. Money raised by ZACF goes towards The Little Things Program, scholarships, an internship and donations to cancer research and outreach organizations.

    Requesting: Support for their programs and participation in golf tournament.


  • April 01, 2021 8:00 AM | Website BWN Admin (Administrator)

    By creatively integrating running into a fun, experience-based curriculum, girls are inspired to be joyful, healthy and confident. Our local council serves over 2,200 girls annually thanks to community support and many volunteer hours.


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