Proactive grants, initiated by Columbia Association, are available to organizations that contribute to the quality of life in Columbia, enhance CA’s mission, and help to meet CA’s vision — which is to create and support solutions to meet the evolving needs of a dynamic and inclusive community. View some of the grants that Columbia Association has awarded to local organizations below.  For more information, contact Michelle Miller, Director of Community Services at Michelle.Miller@ColumbiaAssociation.org or 410-715-3170

Grant Recipient Grant Amount
Voices for Children, Inc.$2,500
Howard Community College Educational Foundation$15,000
Howard County Center for African American Culture$5,000
Columbia Festival of the Arts$105,000
Howard County Director of Finance/
Howard County Department of Recreation & Parks: 4th of July Celebration
$6,500
Howard County Director of Finance/
Office on Aging support of Howard County Home Repair Program
$25,000
Neighbor Ride$10,000
Columbia Foundation$85,000
Maggie J. Brown Spirit of Columbia Scholarship Awards$15,000
ManneqArt$4,000
Inner Arbor Trust (approved by CA Board)$1,600,000
Total FY13 Grants Awarded:$1,873,000
Grant Recipient Grant Amount
Association of Community Services$5,000
CERN (Community Emergency Response Network)$10,000
Civic Works$10,000
Columbia 50th Birthday Celebrations$12,998
Columbia Festival of Arts$105,000
Columbia Foundation$90,000
Howard Community College Educational Foundation$10,000
Howard County Director of Finance/
Howard County Department of Recreation & Parks: 4th of July Celebration
$6,500
Maggie J. Brown Spirit of Columbia Scholarship Awards$15,000
Neighbor Ride$10,000
Prescott College$15,000
Total FY14 Grants Awarded:$289,498
Grant Recipient Grant Amount
Association of Community Services$5,000
CERN (Community Emergency Response Network)$10,000
Civic Works$10,000
Columbia Book Fund$15,000
Columbia Festival of Arts$105,000
Community Action Council$10,000
Howard County Director of Finance/
Howard County Department of Recreation & Parks: 4th of July Celebration
$6,500
Howard County Home Repair and Modification Program $25,000
Howard County Community College Educational Foundation, Conflict and Mediation Center $5,000
Inner Arbor Trust (State bond write-off for Symphony Woods)$190,000
Korean American Senior Association of Howard County$5,000
Maggie J. Brown Spirit of Columbia Scholarship Awards$15,000
Neighbor Ride$10,000
Oakland Mills Community Association$10,000
Prescott College$15,000
The Community Foundation of Howard County$90,000
The Village in Howard, Inc.$10,000
Total FY15 Grants Awarded: ($347K-$190K bond bill)
$157,000
Grant RecipientGrant Amount
Howard County 4th of July$6,500
Columbia Book Fund$15,000
Neighbor Ride$10,000
Columbia Festival of the Arts$105,000.00
Prescott College for Columbia Families in Nature$10,000.00
Civic Works$10,000.00
The Village in Howard$25,000.00
The Community Foundation of Howard County$100,000.00
CERN$10,000.00
KASA (Korean American Senior Association of Howard County$6,000.00
Association of Community Services$5,000.00
Howard County Home Repair program$25,000.00
Columbia 50th Birthday$2,250.00
Howard County Citizen’s Association$500.00
The Community Ecology$10,000.00
Spirit of Columbia Scholarships$12,500.00
Long Reach Community Association$3,100.00
Total FY16 Grants Awarded:$355,850
Grant RecipientGrant Amount
Columbia Book Fund$15,000
Neighbor Ride, Inc.$10,000
The Community Foundation of Howard County$110,000
Columbia Festival of the Arts$123,000
Civic Works$10,000
KASA (Korean American Senior Association of Howard County)$7,000
Community Action Council$15,000
The Village in Howard, Inc.$25,000
Association of Community Services (ACS)$5,000.00
Howard County Citizens Association (HCCA)$5,000
Maggie J. Brown, Spirit of Columbia Scholarship Awards$15,000
Total FY17 Grants Awarded:$340,000
Grant RecipientGrant Amount
Camp Attaway$15,000
Neighbor Ride, Inc.$10,000
Columbia Festival of the Arts$105,000
Downtown Columbia Partnership$200,000
Howard Community College Educational Foundation$3,000
Maryland Public Television/ MPT Foundation, Inc.$10,000
The Inner Arbor Trust$121,000
KASA (Korean American Senior Association of Howard County)$6,000
Community Foundation of Howard County$105,000
The Village in Howard$25,000
Community Action Council of Howard County$15,000
Maggie J. Brown, Spirit of Columbia Scholarship Awards$15,000
Columbia Housing Center$5,000
Total FY18 Grants Awarded:$635,000