Nonprofit Spotlight

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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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Angela at her family's new home

Home Sweet Habitat

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

Boys and Girls Club by Dani Mondloch

Boys & Girls Clubs of Columbia Celebrates 25 Years 

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

Columbia Neighborhood Watch

Neighborhood Watch is on the Lookout

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

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Creating Community Through Music

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

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You’ve Got a Friend in Me

Athletes are remembered for their talent and their power to inspire and encourage others. Playing…

Making Kids’ Day Dreams Come True

Since 2014, Day Dreams Foundation has provided more than $260,000 in scholarships and equipment to…

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In the Trenches

As the Veterans United Foundation explored ways to fill a needs gap in the community…

Community is the New Currency 

Originally from Shady Grove, Louisiana, Lester Woods Jr. moved to Missouri in 1993 to pursue…

A Supreme (Re)Start 

In each Columbia Supreme athlete, founder Anthony Johnson sees a bit of himself. Not too…

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Rita Renee and Rodney March

Rocking People’s Lives 

For COMO families in need of stability, Rock the Community is a nonprofit that lives…

Comforts of Home

The Fisher House Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that knows the importance of family. So…