Ways to Give

Ways to Give!

Every day the Maryland Rural Development Foundation works to provide philanthropic funds to enable services and programs directed towards low-income and working poor families living in Rural Maryland communities.   MRDC is focused on the social determinants of health and fighting the effects of poverty to lift individuals and families and communities into self-sufficiency.

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Annual Fund

The Small Towns Big Hearts Annual Fund is critical in filling the gap between funding agencies and the true costs of operating a quality programs and providing access to services to all in need.   Your contribution enables us to fund the needed projects and programs that Maryland Rural Development Corporation initiatives that make a difference in the community, all projects are approved by the MRDC Board of Directors.  for more information or to make a gift, click below.

Leave a Legacy

To ensure that your legacy of giving continues when you are gone, leave a gift or bequest to the Maryland Rural Development Foundation in your will or trust. You, your attorney or your advisor can contact our office for more information at

In Honor, In Memory

Honor your family, friends and loved ones by sharing your enthusiasm for Small Towns Big Hearts donation to Maryland Rural Development Foundation.

Your generous, tax-deductible gift will help families in need and will help them build strength and stability in their own lives. This kind of gift is priceless to families in need and can have a positive impact in their lives for years to come.

When you make a Small Town Big Heart Gift donation, your loved one will receive a beautiful card created from one of the MRDC Head Start kids sent by email or by postal mail letting them know about the gift in their name.

There are many special occasions where a Small Town Big Heart Gift can make for the perfect gift:

  • Birthdays
  • Holidays
  • Celebrations
  • Milestones and achievements
  • Anytime, in honor of someone special

You can also personalize the card that is sent with the recipient’s name and for different occasions.


Stock Gifts

A Gift of Stock is a great way to give and make an impact for families in need.  Stock that has appreciated in value enables you to consider making a year end securities gift.  You can receive immediate income tax deduction for fair market value of securities on the date of transfer, regardless what you originally paid for them.  Additionally no capital gains tax is paid on the transfer when the stock is sold.   To make a stock gift to Maryland Rural Development Foundation inform your broker and have them contact Nate Garland ngarland@mrdc.net

Workplace Giving

Make your dollar go twice as far!  Many employers also match employee gifts and offer donations to organizations where their employees volunteer.

For Matching gifts: check with your human resources department for a matching gift form and mail it to:  Maryland Rural Development Foundation PO BOX 739 Greensboro Md, 21639


Maryland Charity Campaign

Annual Program that allows current and retired Maryland State employees to support their favorite charity through payroll deductions.

MAKE YOUR PLEDGE IN FIVE EASY STEPS! Go to https://mcc.maryland.gov/

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Need Help? For assistance, please contact MCC@charities.org