Maryland Nonprofits was incorporated in 1991 by members of the Partners for Giving (Jan Rivitz, Tim Armbruster, Andrea Krupps, and Sandy Skolnick) and received its tax-exempt status in 1992. In order to build an association of enduring value, they based Maryland Nonprofits on the strongest elements from highly successful associations such as the California Association of Nonprofits, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, and Washington Community Foundation. In 1992, the Founders hired the first Executive Director of Maryland Nonprofits, Peter Berns, who served in that role for 16 years. Subsequent chief executives were Darryl Jones, Greg Cantori, and, currently, Heather Iliff.
Today, Maryland Nonprofits is one of the most active nonprofit associations in the United States, serving over 1,200 members. Maryland Nonprofits’ members represent every county in the state and all sectors of the nonprofit community, including human services, health, educational, cultural, environmental, religious, and other charitable organizations and foundations. Our members range from all-volunteer organizations to major institutions.