A Community Organized to Leverage Assets
A Community Organized to Leverage Assets

     COLA GIVES  of Columbia,   SC       

The first and foremost goal of our non-profit organization is to make a difference in as many people's lives as possible.   "We are philanthropists who pool our time, talent, and treasure to strategically support efforts to improve and strengthen the Black community."


Have you ever thought about how much you could change things just by joining a giving circle and collectively working for a good cause?

Featured Events & Activities

COLA Gives and its partners celebrated Black Philanthropy Month by sponsoring:




The primary aims of BPM are informing, involving, inspiring and investing in Black philanthropic leadership to strengthen African-American and African-descent giving in all its forms. A new organizing concept frames the BPM campaign each year.


The theme for BPM 2019 was: 

Let’s Make History.

COLA Gives participated in Midlands Gives 2019.          


Over 400 non profit organizations raised $2,032,052 from 14,323 donations.


COLA Gives grant to support resident displacement at the Allen Benedict Court housing project.  Members of the Columbia Housing Authority receives check from CG members in March 2019.


COLA Gives & Historic Columbia partnered as a "Super Host"  for        

"On the Table," a one-day opportunity to gather community folks for meals and conversations about  how to work together to make their communities stronger.  


COLA Gives grant for school supplies for about 40 5th grade math and science students. This grant supported school teacher by reducing the financial burden of using personal funds to supply needed items in the classroom. 


Want to know more about us and our projects? Use our website to read about the work we have done so far and our plans for the future.


If you like what we do and want to know what you can do to help, call us on +1 803 497-3638+1 803 497-3638, our giving circle members will be happy to answer any questions you might have.

COLA Gives is a Nonprofit, Tax Exempt  organization registered with the State of South Carolina and designated as a public charity under section 501(c)(3) by the Internal Revenue Service. Contributions are tax deductible for Federal income tax purposes

Revering ​the ​Past ​| ​Honoring ​the     ​Present ​| ​Powering ​our ​Future Celebrating 15th   Anniversary       


Investment Network


October 03-05, 2019

COLA Gives Participated in:

October 24, 2018

"On the Table"

May 7, 2019  

       Midlands Gives


Thanks to all who supported us...

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Send tax deductible gifts to:

COLA Gives

P.O. Box 23623

Columbia, SC 29224

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2018 - 2019

COLA Gives Celebrates 

Black Philanthropy Month in August

2018 "For the Culture, For the Future"

2019 "Let’s Make History."

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