The Arc Howard County

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Achieve with us!

The Arc depends upon many people – dedicated staff members, forward-thinking elected officials, generous donors and committed volunteers.

Your financial support makes a big difference. With your help, The Arc will continue providing quality services for all of the people we serve, from infants to aging adults.



If you prefer to mail a check, please make checks payable to The Arc of Howard County and send to:
The Arc of Howard County
Attn: Resource Development 
11735 Homewood Road
Ellicott City, MD 21042

You can also support The Arc of Howard County by:

  • Shopping online through Amazon Smile. You can purchase all the items you would normally get through Amazon and a 0.5% of your purchases will be donated to The Arc of Howard County when you designate us as your charity of choice.

Please consider designating your workplace contribution to The Arc of Howard County:

  • Directory Code #520884366 for the Maryland Charity Campaign (MCC)
  • Directory Code #65144 for the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)
  • Directory Code #088 for the United Way of Central Maryland Campaign (UWCM)

The Donor Bill of Rights

Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To ensure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the nonprofit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:

  1. To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
  2. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
  3. To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.
  4. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
  5. To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
  6. To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
  7. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
  8. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
  9. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
  10. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

This document was published with permission from the Association of Fundraising Professionals. 

The Arc of Howard County Board of Directors has voted to endorse the Association of Fundraising Professionals Donor Bill of Rights. Download as a PDF:  Donor_Bill_of_Rights

Thank you for your support!