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 be​nefit...






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 Center

Brookland Baptist Church



Operation Veteran Support



Boy Scout Troop 157

Indian Waters Council


Center for Africa Missions

(Teaching Ghana one

Village at a time)




Weeding plants in children's Urban Garden for 4 weeks


Dollars for purchasing music stands young musicians

Dollars to support partner- ship with local school

Dollars to support Scholar- ship Program

1. Dollars for purchasing music  stands young musicians;

2. Dollars to support Scholarship Program


Dollars to support operation of Summer Camp low income children


Handcrafted Blankets for cancer patients


Handcrafted Blankets & caps for infants of young African mothers

Donation of Baskets of food for complete Christmas Dinners for low income families identified by School Social Workers

Donation of furniture, art  and other items for the Center



Donation of clothing and other items for the OVS Center

Dollars to purchase uniforms for low income boys


Dollars to support construc- tion of 50 School Desks for village children

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