Partner Applications

As we celebrate our centennial year, the JLC has been reflecting on our rich history of service and impact on the community. As we look toward the next 100 years, we are excited to announce a shift in our focus area. Beginning with the 2024-2025 league year, the JLC will be concentrating on promoting healthy relationships for women and children. 

This new focus area reflects our commitment to addressing critical needs within our community and empowering women and children to lead fulfilling lives. We believe fostering healthy relationships is fundamental to creating a strong and thriving community for generations to come. 


Community Partner Application Process

With this shift in focus, we are eager to engage with organizations that align with our mission and share our passion for promoting healthy relationships. We invite community organizations who work within this space to apply for partnership consideration with the JLC. 

A two-year partnership with the Junior League of Columbia offers numerous opportunities for collaboration and engagement. Our partners will have the chance to work closely with JLC members through volunteerism, joint initiatives, and other activities aimed at achieving our shared goals. While we cannot guarantee funding, there may be opportunities for small grants to support collaborative projects and initiatives. 

If your organization is interested in partnering with the Junior League of Columbia, please apply! The application for consideration will be open until March 15.

After the application deadline, all submissions will undergo review by a selection committee. Organizations selected to proceed to the next round will be invited to participate in a 20-minute virtual meeting in early April. Final decisions will be made by mid-April with a public announcement in May. The partnership will begin in mid-May.   

We firmly believe by working together, we can make a meaningful and lasting impact on the lives of women and children in our community. We are excited about the possibilities that lie ahead and look forward to forging new partnerships in pursuit of our shared vision. Thank you for your continued support and dedication to creating positive change in our community. We are truly grateful for your partnership. 


FAQ’s

Q: Who is eligible to apply for partnership with the Junior League of Columbia (JLC)?
A: Nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) status serving in Richland and Lexington counties are eligible to apply.
 

Q: How can I apply for a partnership with the JLC?
A: Interested organizations must apply online through our application portal.
 

Q: When is the deadline to submit the application?
A: March 15, 2024.
 

Q: What is the timeline?
A: Following the application deadline, all submissions will be reviewed by our selection committee. Organizations selected to proceed to the next round will be invited to participate in a 20-minute virtual meeting in early April. Final decisions will be made in mid-April, with a public announcement in early May.
 

Q: What happens after I submit my application?
A: If selected to proceed to the next round, applicants will be contacted to schedule a virtual meeting. They will also be asked to submit proof of nonprofit status, their most recent 990 form, and audited financial statements. 

Q: How should I prepare my application?
A: Please ensure your application is clear, descriptive, and thoroughly addresses the questions asked.
 

Q: What is the duration of the partnership with the JLC?
A: The partnership with the JLC is for a duration of two years.
 

Q: Is funding guaranteed for selected partners?
A: Funding is not guaranteed as part of the partnership. However, there may be opportunities for small grants to support collaborative projects and initiatives.
 

Q: How can I get in touch if I have further questions?
A: For any additional questions,
please email our Community Research and Project Development team at crpd@jlcolumbia.org.