2003 Grant Summary
Thanks to our generous donors, The Columbia Foundation was able to provide over $400,000 in funding to 50 Howard County non-profit organizations in 2003.
Human Services Grants
Adaptive Living, Inc. � $3,500 for its supervised residential programs for developmentally disabled adults in Howard County.
Aids Alliance of Howard County – $1,000 to help sponsor educational events for people with HIV/AIDS, their families, and caregivers to address topics such as health care, nutrition, medical options and employment.
Congregations Concerned for the Homeless – $10,000 to continue to support employment and training, and residential services for the homeless.
Domestic Violence Center of Howard County – $15,000 in support of programs for abused individuals and their families.
Family & Children�s Services of Central Maryland – $8,000 to continue providing the full breadth of existing services, support expansion into new N.Laurel /Savage facility and promote new programs.
FISH of Howard County – $2,500 to offer emergency funding for food, rent and fuel.
Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center – $6,000 to support the classroom and tutoring program for homeless children at the Valencia Motel.
Health Alliance Inc. – $5,000 to help to provide medical services to underserved populations.
Helping Hands Enrichment and Leadership Foundation, Inc. – $10,000 to help provide several supplementary education programs for children requiring extra academic attention.
Hospice of Howard County – $5,000 to maintain its hospice care and services to all Howard County residents.
Howard County General Hospital – Healthy Families Howard County – $4,000 to expand the New Life, New Parents Warm Line, a parent support telephone service to all parents in Howard County who have children under five years of age.
Humanim – $4,000 to expand their job skills training to brain-injured individuals.
The Link at Christ Church – $4,000 to support this telephone-based human services referral network.
National Alliance for Mentally Ill – $2,000 to fund education, support and advocacy programs for the mentally ill and their families.
Ready at Five Partnership – $2,500 to provide training sessions to Howard County early education professionals and parents on fostering school readiness based on the innovative Activity Box Series.
Serenity Center – $1,000 to support free babysitting for parents attending 12-step programs.
St. Matthews Housing Development, Inc. – $2,500 to continue to upgrade its operations, increase community awareness and volunteerism, develop a community resource library, and develop and implement new case management and support services.
Success in Style – $2,500 to provide disadvantaged women with business attire and practical advice that may assist them to gain employment and maintain careers.
Ulman Cancer Fund – $1,500 to bring to Howard County the Life/Cancer Monologues Project, which is a writing and performance workshop for young adults touched by cancer.
Urban Rural Transportation Alliance, Inc. – $10,000 to provide exceptional transportation services to underserved populations requiring transportation.
Voices of Children, Inc. – $3,000 to continue their work to advocate for abused and neglected children in the court system.
Volunteer Center Serving Howard County – $13,500 to continue to support the activities of this volunteer clearinghouse serving Howard County.
Sexual Trauma Treatment, Advocacy and Recovery Center Inc. – $10,000 to continue to provide services to adult and child victims of sexual crimes.
Arts & Cultural Grants
African Art Museum of Maryland – $6,000 to fund the collections and broad range of activities of this museum focusing on African arts and culture.
Candlelight Concert Society – $8,000 to continue presentations of exceptional chamber music in Howard County.
Chesapeake Shakespeare Co. – $2,500 to launch a season of Shakespeare theatre in Howard County.
Columbia Center for Theatrical Arts – $3,000 to restructure the Young Columbians, including the expansion of the group to include a �junior� company.
Columbia Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble – $2,000 in matching funds to promote and present concert band music.
Columbia Festival of the Arts – $25,000 to support the 2003 festival, and strengthen local and regional artists and art organizations.
The Columbia Orchestra – $9,000 to provide local musicians and Howard County residents with a high quality, local symphony orchestra.
Columbia Pro Cantare – $9,000 to continue to offer outstanding choral concerts, including the annual Messiah concert.
Eva Anderson Dancers, Ltd. – $2,000 to support their efforts to create and perpetuate African-American dance forms.
HCC Educational Foundation / REP Stage – $5,000 to support the hiring of artists to support their 2003-2004 season.
Howard County Arts Council – $5,000 to foster community visual and performing artists and art groups by providing studio space, galleries, classes and performance opportunities.
Howard County Poetry and Literature Society – $7,000 to promote literary excellence and public appreciation of literature through presentations by nationally- and internationally-known poets and authors.
Hua Sha Chinese Dance Center – $1,000 to support presentations of traditional Chinese dance forms.
Kinetics Dance Theatre – $2,000 to help support varied performances by this Howard County dance company.
Maryland Youth Symphony Orchestra – $1,500 to support the performances of local youth participating in the orchestra.�
Sundays at Three – $2,000 to promote the works of living composers, offer performance opportunities to local performers, and advance public appreciation of chamber music.
Educational/Community Affairs Grants
Conexiones , Inc . – $5,000 seed funding to support its mission of encouraging Hispanic students to complete their education.
First Tee of Howard County � $2,500 to help support this program providing low-income youngsters the opportunity to learn the sport of golf as a positive after-school activity.
Howard County Conservancy – $2,000 to promote the preservation and improvement of the environment, and to develop related educational activities.
Howard County Foundation for Black Education and Cultural Achievement, Inc. – $3,500 to provide college scholarship support for Howard County students.
Howard County Historical Society, Inc . – $2,500 to help preserve Howard County �s historic records and other assets.
Vision Howard County – $5,000 to continue overseeing the implementation of appropriate action plans and promoting community involvement on issues identified in the United Vision Report.
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