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 Project Application

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.  The average award for the 2014-2015 year was $6,500.

PDF Document Community Enrichment Grant Program Request for Proposals (Due 9/15/2015)

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.