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

Our Process...our projects

  • COLA Gives periodically distributes grants and awards to nonprofit and community- based entities that deliver services and/or establish programs and projects that benefit the community. 


  • Grantees are identified through a process of recognition, nomination and selection by members of the giving circle. 


  • The process is not competitive; no applications are required or invited.


  • Grants and awards may be given in the following categories: 

​                 Hunger   ---            Housing   ---              

        Education   ---                            Arts/Culture   ---

  Health/Nutrition  ---               Economic Development   --- 

       Diversity/Inclusion   ---             Human Services   --- 

  Environment   ---                  Faith-Based Projects   ---

  Community/Civic Affairs             




Leveraging our assets of...



To benefit...


Auntie Karen Foundation


Bel Canto Ensemble

of Columbia, SC


Center for Community & Family Transitions


Columbia Community Orchestra


Instruments of Praise  & Concert Choir Scholarship

Reid Chapel AME Church


Jones Memorial Community Development Corporation


Meadow Lake Dialysis Center


Merciful Hearts Foundation


Richland School District 1


Richland School District 2


Senior Citizens  Daycare 

Brookland Baptist Church


Operation Veteran Support


Boy Scout Troop 157

Indian Waters Council


Center for Africa Missions

(Teaching Ghana one

Village at a time)

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