Donation Policy

The Perry Hall White Marsh Business Association makes charitable donations through our charitable arm, the PHWMBA Community Foundation.  

PHWMBA Community Foundation
Charitable Giving Policy & Guidelines

It is the policy of the PHWMBA Community Foundation to accept donation requests to help provide funding to local non-profit organizations and/or groups. The PHWMBA Community Foundation is committed to supporting charitable and community activities in the Perry Hall and White Marsh communities where we do business. All donations will promote our goals, create positive visibility, and demonstrate social responsibility.

We do not provide direct aid to:
  • Individuals or fundraisers for individuals
  • Organizations conducting fundraising (third party giving) on behalf of non-profits
  • Political organizations or candidates for elected office
  • Salaries
  • Government agencies
  • Loans, investments, or deficit funding
  • Sports teams, events, or sponsorships (including all local, regional, and school-based teams)
  • Individual elementary or secondary schools (both public and private) and associated entities, including but not limited to Parent Teacher Organizations (PTOs) and Athletic Booster Clubs
  • Research studies
  • Symposiums, conferences, conventions, or professional association meetings
Any programs, organizations, or groups that discriminate for any reason, including but not limited to: age, sex, race, religion, national origin, gender identity or sexual orientation, military or veteran status, and physical or mental disability.

The PHWMBA Community Foundation Board is charged with overseeing our charitable giving and maximizing the number of organizations we support so that the greatest impact is where the Perry Hall White Marsh Business Association’s members live and work.
Donation requests will be considered only from 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and groups that meet our giving guidelines. We will grant no more than one contribution to an organization or group within a 12-month period. Donations can range from $100 to a maximum of $2,500.
To request a donation, submit a letter in writing to the PHWMBA Community Foundation that includes:
the donation requested, how the donation helps meet the requesting organization’s mission, and the date by which the donation is needed.

Preference is given to organizations and groups based in or volunteering in the 21128, 21162, and 21236 zip codes. The PHWMBA Community Foundation Board meets monthly and will consider donation requests as they are submitted.

Finally, the PHWMBA Community Foundation is allowed to fund requests that comply with policy and are within budget. Any donation request exceeding $500 requires unanimous approval of the Board. The Board reserves the right to adjust the amount awarded to a requesting organization without prior notice and to decline funding to any organization based on a review of the organization’s reputation and activities. All funding decisions are final.


Approved by PHWMBA Community Foundation Board on April 25, 2019