Nonprofit Spotlight

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Junior Achievement Promotes Boundless Possibilities

Columbia’s landscape of vibrant nonprofit organizations can be likened to a grove of trees growing…

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Woodhaven Champions Embracing All Abilities

In the Columbia of 1961, parents of developmentally disabled children had no resources available to…

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Big Wheels Keep on Turning

What has two legs, four wheels, and has been volunteering to bring hot, homemade food…

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First Responder Support Hosts ‘Shop With a Hero’ Event

First Responder Support, a Columbia nonprofit that aims to promote goodwill between first responders and…

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Deeply Rooted in History — and Faith

First Baptist Church celebrates 200 years of history in Columbia.

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Impact COMO 2023

Columbia is built on the generous contributions of nonprofit organizations, volunteer work, philanthropic events, and…

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Loving People Forward 

Financial coaching, community support, and a joyous journey to success.

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Helping Dreams Take Root

Founder Ray Hall and his “dream team,” made up of Karmella Wright and Eddie Pilot,…

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Home Sweet Habitat

Homeownership. It’s part and parcel of the American dream. Yet, barriers to owning a home…

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Columbia Celebrates 25 Years 

There’s a good chance you have heard of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America,…

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Neighborhood Watch is on the Lookout

If you’ve logged onto recently, you’ve likely scrolled through dozens of posts from concerned…


Creating Community Through Music

“Music is an important part of community building.” That’s one of Wilbur Lin’s musical mantras…