The Columbia Foundation will award $103,000 to 19 non-profit organizations in Howard County for projects to benefit residents in areas ofhuman service, cultural and community events.
Eugene Hoeper Foundation -- $2,000 in seed funding to implement avolunteer support network for chronically ill deaf people.
Adaptive Living -- $8,000 to maintain its supervised residential program for the developmentally disabled.
CASA -- $4,000 in emergency funding to support its work with families experiencing violence and abuse within the home.
Children of Separation and Divorce Center -- $5,000 to seed fund its new organization.
Interfaith Coalition of Compassion -- $3,000 matching grant to expand its eviction prevention program.
Interfaith Day Care Center -- $1,500 matching grant to help purchase a computer that will be used as a learning tool for children.
The Perpetual Revolving Fund, a subsidiary of Columbia Housing --$12,000 for development work on Winter Growth's 15-bed sheltered housing facility for the frail elderly.
Senior Peer Resources -- $1,600 to underwrite the cost of a therapeutic retreat for the elderly.
Voices for Children -- $10,000 as seed funding for the local chapter of Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children.
The Youth Resource Center -- $3,000 to assist in the production and printing of a Youth Resource Directory.
Citizens United for Black Equality -- $500 to underwrite costs of a community forum on the status of the African-American population in Howard County.
The Elk Ridge Heritage Society -- $1,000 to help renovate the Brumbaugh House.
Legacy International -- $1,000 grant for tuition for local high school students in an environmental training program.
The Columbia Festival of theArts -- $42,000 to underwrite the expenses of seven local arts organizations performing in this season's festival.
The Columbia Orchestra -- $400 matching grant to assist with operation expense.
The Howard Community College Educational Foundation -- $2,500 to support performances of Dance Brazil and the San Francisco Mime Company.
The Maryland Youth Symphony Orchestra -- $2,000 for a children's concert at Glenelg High School.
Next Ice Age -- $1,000 to help fund its ice dance performances featuring Dorothy Hamill.