COVID-19 Response Fund

The Junior League of Columbia’s COVID-19 Response Fund was created to provide flexible resources to non-profit organizations in the Midlands to help meet the needs of our community during this uncertain time. For nearly a century, the JLC has been committed to developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. The primary purpose of the JLC is not fundraising; instead, it is strategically focused on raising money to meet its mission and plan for the future. To that end, as a result of COVID-19’s effects, the JLC has redirected funds that were already available for community projects that can no longer go forward during this time of social distancing and has responded to calls for help from Homeless No More, Senior Resources, Harvest Hope Food Bank, Power in Changing’s Diaper Bank, and JP Thomas Elementary School since this crisis began.

With the dollars raised through this new fund, we will be able to respond quickly to other community partners as they learn more about how this pandemic is affecting them and how we can be of assistance. This fund will focus on the following areas: food support, healthcare, emergency housing and homelessness, senior care, Richland County School District One, and other child and family services organizations.

The JLC has created an application for non-profits to request a grant from our COVID-19 response funds. The JLC’s Board of Directors will review all grant requests and make granting decisions. Applications are due on Wednesday, July 15 by 5:00 p.m. to info@jlcolumbia.org. Decisions will be communicated to grantees by the end of July. The JLC will distribute 100% of funds raised to our community partners!

We invite anyone who feels so moved to donate to the fund. Donate today!


Frequently Asked Questions

Eligibility

Is there a grant limit?
Yes, at this time we are limiting all COVID-19 relief grant requests to $1,000.

Can I apply if I currently have a grant for the 2020-2021 League year? 
Yes!

Can I apply if my organization has already received COVID-19 emergency funds?
Yes!

Is there a focus on this grant?
Yes; please use this grant for COVID-19 relief. This fund will focus on the following areas: food support, healthcare, emergency housing and homelessness, senior care, Richland County School District One, and other child and family services organizations.

Application Process

How do I submit my application?
Please fill out our application and email it to info@jlcolumbia.org

Is there a grant deadline?
Yes! Applications are due Wednesday, July 15 by 5pm.