Junior League of Columbia

Community Impact

In keeping with our mission, the Junior League of Columbia (JLC) promotes voluntarism and improves communities by providing a variety of avenues for our members to become involved and make positive impacts throughout the Midlands. 

We spend over $150,000 in the community, our membership gives 50,000 hours of time to children and families in our community, and we give $1 million worth of time EVERY SINGLE YEAR!

Community Partners

The JLC helps many community organizations and programs each year with funding and volunteers. The first step to becoming a new community partner is proposing a Done in A Day (DIAD) project to engage JLC members with an initiative that aligns with the League's mission. More details and the application period for 2018 DIAD projects will be posted here later this spring. 

Community Enrichment Grant Program

The JLC is currently accepted proposals for Community Impact Grants. A total of $150,000 will be awarded to organizations in the Greater Midlands proposing transformational projects and initiatives of $25,000 or greater that align with the League’s mission and specifically address poverty and basic needs of children and families.

For more details and to apply, click here.

Community Forums

The JLC’s Community Research and Project Development Committee hosts a series of issue-specific forums during the League year that bring together representatives from non-profits organizations, agencies, and other groups working in common areas. Each of these forums is designed as a facilitated conversation where members can learn more about specific issues facing our community and ways they can become involved in addressing them. Contact us at info@jlcolumbia.org to learn about upcoming topics and dates.