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.  To become a partner, complete the following application.

 Done in a Day Application

Community Assistance Funds

Each year, the JLC designates a portion of its budget for Community Assistance Funds to help address the short-term critical needs of not-for-profit organizations whose work supports and relates to the mission and vision of the JLC and/or AJLI. The intent of these funds is to permit the JLC to respond to critical community human service needs in accordance with the JLC General Policies. The average award for these funds is $1,000 and they are administered by our Board.

PDF Document Community Assistance Funds Application

We encourage you to contact us at info@jlcolumbia.org if you have any questions regarding the application or if you would like more information about the JLC.

Community Enrichment Grant Program

The purpose of the JLC Community Enrichment Grant Program is to assist like-minded community partners in their efforts to improve lives in the greater Midlands area. The JLC is an organization that promotes voluntarism, develops the potential of women, and improves communities through the effective action of trained volunteers. The League’s current focus area is healthy children. Organizations with projects that are related to our mission and focus area are encouraged to apply for a grant. Grant requests of $5,000 or more will be considered.

PDF Document Community Enrichment Grant Program Request for Proposals

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.