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 community and schools. Our membership gives 50,000 hours—or $1 million worth of time—to benefit children and families in our community EVERY SINGLE YEAR!

Community Impact Grants

The purpose of the JLC Community Impact Grant Program is to assist like-minded community partners in their efforts to improve lives in the greater Midlands area.

Each year, the Junior League of Columbia awards $150,000 to Midlands’ organizations proposing transformational projects and initiatives of $25,000 or greater related to our mission and focus area and specifically addressing poverty and basic needs of children and families.

Read more about our 2018 Community Impact Grant recipients.

Please contact the committee at if you have any questions.

Information and application for the 2019 Community Impact Grants will be posted here in early 2019.

Community Forums

The 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 to learn about upcoming topics and dates.