Making a Difference, Honoring Our Faith

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A Tradition of Generosity

The Marion I. & Henry J. Knott Foundation is a Catholic family foundation dedicated to preserving the generous spirit of its founders.

Henry and Marion Knott held three great passions close to their hearts: faith, family, and community. In 1977, they established the Foundation to merge these passions. Today, the Knott Foundation remains a family-driven philanthropic effort, focused on strengthening communities in central and western Maryland, while honoring the Knott legacy of giving. Click here to learn more about our Mission.

“Those who are rich in the world’s goods should not be proud and should not rely on so uncertain a thing as wealth. Let them do good, be rich in good works and generous, sharing what they have.”

— Henry J. Knott on his faith and giving philosophy

Supporting the Community

The Knott Foundation provides funding through grants and loans to programs focused on arts and humanities, Catholic activities, education, health care, and human services.

Years of Giving Back to the Community
Million in Grants Awarded in 2023
Knott Family Board Members

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