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 of making Columbia the community of choice – today and for generations to come. 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, 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