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 Recipient Grant 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 Recipient Grant 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 Recipient Grant 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