About Us

Our Vision

We aspire to enhance the educational opportunities for all Howard County Public School system children through private support of academic initiatives and pursuing opportunity for our least advantaged children.

Our Mission

Bright Minds is an independent, nonprofit foundation formed to:

1.  Address equity and equality, and access to educational offerings

2.  Promote educational innovation, and

3.  Support skills that serve students throughout their lives.

We fund programs to provide services and support for innovative approaches to learning where funding would otherwise not be available in the system's budget - so that the Howard County Public School System can make a difference in all of its students' lives.

How You Can Help

Good people give to good causes. Bright Minds provides needed support for students so they can thrive and lead in the 21st century. We invite you to learn more about our work.

Tell Others About Bright Minds

Schools cannot do it alone. They need the help of the entire community to realize their goals. Talk to your neighbors, your coworkers, your friends. Ask your employer to match your gift. Share your commitment and get others involved.