Community Foundation of Howard County Awards Mini Grants
Monday, January 12, 2015
Posted by: Buffy Beaudoin-Schwartz
January 5, 2015
COLUMBIA, Md.—The Community Foundation of Howard County, which raises, manages and distributes funds to support Howard County nonprofits and provides customized donor services to promote and facilitate philanthropy, awarded $9,974 in mini-grants to organizations in Howard County:
• Abilities Network received $658 to purchase one laptop for an employment specialist working with Howard County clients.
• Blossoms of Hope received $1,848 for the organization’s 10th-anniversary tree planting project.
• Friends of the Howard County Library received $2,000 for the East Columbia Branch’s homework club for Cradlerock Elementary and Lake Elkhorn Middle School students.
• Jewish Federation of Howard County received $1,000 in tuition assistance for the Leadership Howard County Premier program.
• Showtime Singers received $1,868 for the purchase of audio equipment needed for traveling concerts provided to Howard County residents in assisted-living centers, nursing homes and retirement villages.
• The Little Things for Cancer received $2,000 to support the organization’s development of a strategic plan.
• Wilde Lake Middle School Parent Teacher Student Association received $600 to support the activities of Mix-It-Up Day, an event designed to encourage students to develop understanding and empathy towards students and teachers, especially those with whom they are not well acquainted.
Mini-grants of $250 to $2,000 fund pilot projects, organizational improvements and equipment purchases for organizations that deliver services to Howard County residents in the areas of human service, arts and culture, education, environment and community affairs. Mini-grants are awarded three times a year to meet time-sensitive community needs.