About the name and brand



Great ideas are like dandelions:  they spread far and wide and once they take root, they are strong




Why the change?

The foundation changed its name and brand to acknowledge its shift to a broader, countywide focus. The new name and tagline emphasize its work in investing in healthy communities.

The Logo and Our Work:  Seeding Great Ideas

Great ideas come from a variety of sources – consumers, nonprofit organizations, government, researchers, philanthropic colleagues and others. The dandelion reflects our commitment to seeding great ideas through our grants, our convenings and other activities including partnerships with other foundations, government agencies and community organizations. 

The image of the dandelion, with the one seed going off on its own, visually represents the foundation’s role in investing in healthy communities.

A downloadable copy of the he foundation's style guide is below.

Only Our Name and Logo Have Changed

The foundation remains committed to working with all Montgomery County communities and will continue to host convenings, foster partnerships and conduct other activities that promote systems change and healthy communities.

Additionally, the foundation will continue to offer funding in the same issue areas:

  • Health
  • Housing/homelessness prevention
  • Food security/nutrition

Dandelion Lore

Dandelion folklore speaks to the medicinal qualities of the plant and its strength to reseed itself. Dandelions have been associated with the qualities of warmth, healing, radiance, illumination, growth and transformation.

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