South Carolina SC Organizations SC Charities Columbia Charities
Please choose from one of the following types of nonprofits and community organizations:
Animal & Wildlife Rescue in Columbia
- Animal rescue in Midland South Carolina
These animal rescue organizations – all of which are based in Columbia or nearby areas of the South Carolina's Midland region – provide care and refuge for cats, dogs, horses, rabbits, and other domestic animals.
- SC wildlife rescue, rehabilitation
Have you found an injured wild animal? This guide can help you locate a licensed rehabber in South Carolina. It also lists the many great places you can volunteer to help native critters in need.
Arts & Cultural Organizations in Columbia
- Columbia art & culture
These Columbia nonprofits focus on various art forms including music, dance, visual arts, theater, and more.
Columbia Community Improvement Groups
- Junior League of Columbia
The Junior League of Columbia is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. The League seeks to strengthen the health and well-being of children and families in the Midlands.
- Junior Woman's Club of Columbia
The Junior Women's League strives to equip young women to support the arts, preserve natural resources, advance education, promote healthy lifestyles, encourage civic involvement, and work toward world peace and understanding. One of this organization's main area's of focus is to help support the Palmetto Place Children's Shelter.
- Keep the Midlands Beautiful
Established in 1989 to serve Richland and Lexington Counties, the mission of Keep the Midlands Beautiful is to engage, inspire and educate the Midlands to invest in the community through litter prevention, recycling and beautification.
- Women in Philanthropy
Women in Philanthropy is a nonprofit organization seeking to improving the lives of women and children in the community through leadership, community investment, fundraising, advocacy and mentoring.
Education & Literacy Organizations
- Be Great Academy
The Be Great Academy is an afterschool and summer program of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands addressing today's most pressing youth issues and teaching young people the skills they need to succeed in life. This group hosts more than 25 national programs pertaining to education, the environment, health, the arts, careers, alcohol/drug and pregnancy prevention, gang prevention, leadership development and athletics.
- Camp Discovery
Located on 104 scenic acres in Blythewood, Camp Discovery offers a variety of nature-based programs, activities, and special events for children, families, adults, school groups and educators.
- Communities In Schools of the Midlands
The mission of Communities In Schools is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
- Junior Achievement of Central South Carolina
Covering 34 counties of South Carolina including this Headquarters in Columbia, this chapter of the national Junior Achievement organization teaches financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and workforce readiness skills to kindergarten through 12th-grade students in order to inspire and prepare them to succeed in a global economy.
Environmental Nonprofits in South Carolina Midlands
Family Support & Assistance in Columbia
These Columbia groups provide support for families and children in need.
- Babcock Center
Babcock Center is a private, non-profit organization that provides residential homes, vocational training and work opportunities for over 800 people with life-long disabilities.
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Columbia
Big Brothers Big Sisters is a nationally acclaimed program matching children from single-parent families to caring adult role models. These adult mentors shape the lives of these children by providing them with companionship and guidance, allowing that child to have a more stable and diverse care structure.
- Cass Elias McCarter Guardian ad Litem Program
South Carolina's Guardian ad Litem Program pairs volunteer guardians with children so that the volunteers may gather information about a child's needs and make recommendations to the court regarding the child's future.
- Epworth Children's Home
Epworth Children's Home is a residential home for children ages 4–18 providing education, counseling, medical care and spiritual enrichment.
- Greater Columbia Area Mothers of Twins Club
This nonprofit organization is a support group for mothers of twins and higher order multiples in the Greater Columbia, SC area.
- Killingsworth Home
Killingsworth is a 501c3 nonprofit ministry providing a community residence and support for women who are emerging from crisis situations including alcohol and/or drug abuse, incarceration, mental and emotional problems, violence and assault, or family crisis situations.
- Richland County Court Appointed Special Advocates
This non-profit organization has judge appointed volunteers who advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in Richland County Family Court by providing quality volunteer and legal representation to ensure every child a safe, permanent, and nurturing home.
- Ronald McDonald House Charities of Columbia
This organization provides a comfortable "home away from home" where families can stay while their child is hospitalized.
Sistercare's mission is to provide services and to advocate for domestic violence survivors and their children, and to promote prevention of domestic violence through community awareness and training. Sistercare offers shelter and support services for survivors and their children in Richland, Lexington, Kershaw, Newberry, and Fairfield counties.
- Therapy Place
Therapy Place provides traditional and innovative therapies and recreational opportunities for children with special needs in an environment that is family-friendly and allocates resources and education for the parents/caregivers.
- WREN - The Women's Rights and Empowerment Network
This non-profit group works to advance the health, economic well-being, and rights of South Carolina’s women, girls, and their families.
Health Organizations in Columbia
- American Red Cross, Central South Carolina
Provides services to the residents of South Carolina including disaster relief, health and safety classes, blood collection for hospitals, and services to the armed forces.
- Free Medical Clinic
This nonprofit medical clinic provides quality health care, at no cost, to residents of the community who cannot pay for such services and who have no health insurance.
- New Morning Foundation
New Morning Foundation is a nonprofit organization striving to improve the environment for and access to sexual and reproductive health education, counseling, and clinical services for South Carolinians ages 30 and younger.
- Richland/Lexington Disabilities and Special Needs Board
This non-profit organization supports individuals with autism, intellectual disabilities and related disabilities, head injuries, spinal cord injuries and similar disabilities and promotes their pursuit of life goals and their presence, participation, and inclusion in the community. This group is supported by the Greater Columbia Disabilities Foundation
- Mental Illness Recovery Center
Located in the Midlands of South Carolina, this 501(c)3 nonprofit organization assists individuals with mental illness to recover in the areas of their lives impacted by their illness through housing, behavioral healthcare, and assistance with obtaining and managing their disability income.
- Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands
One of 14 rape crisis centers in South Carolina, this non-profit organization advocates for and supports survivors of sexual assault and abuse in Richland, Lexington, Newberry, Clarendon and Sumter counties and educates the community to identify and prevent sexual violence.
- Stepping Stones Ministry
Stepping Stones Ministry assists men and women in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction by providing sober living homes once they complete treatment programs or detox centers.
Organizations that Fight Poverty & Hunger
Recreation & Sports Teams in Columbia
- Recreation in Columbia
The majority of these organizations are nonprofits that offer social companionship and athletic training and education for their members.
Religious Organizations in Columbia
- Churches in Columbia
This helpful directory of churches, temples, and mosques in Columbia is sorted by denomination.
Senior Citizen Organizations in Columbia
Social, Fraternal & Professional Nonprofits
Veteran Support & Assistance
More Columbia SC Organizations
- Alston Wilkes Society - provides offenders, former offenders, at-risk youth, homeless veterans, and families in crisis tools to become productive citizens
- Cayce-West Columbia Jaycees
- Central Carolina Community Foundation - Columbia - provides grants and links donors to nonprofits in 11 counties in the Midlands
- The Children's Trust of South Carolina
Based in Columbia, the Children's Trust is a statewide organization that seeks to strengthen and support public and private prevention efforts that keep South Carolina's children safe.
- Columbia Sertoma - hosts fundraisers to support local charities
- Columbia Urban League - The Columbia branch of the Urban League works to enable African Americans to better their lives through education, job training, and employment.
- Filipino-American Association of Greater Columbia - volunteer organization to promote intercultural education and understanding
- Interfaith Community Services of South Carolina - works to build strong families and healthy children
- Lutheran Family Services in the Carolinas - Columbia - places children in foster and adoptive homes, provides comprehensive services to adults with special needs, aids veterans in regaining their independence, helps refugees acclimate to life in a new country
- Palmetto Center for Women - provides a meeting place and programs to further the social, intellectual, physical, and spiritual development of women
- Palmetto Place Children's Emergency Shelter - helps abused and neglected children and unaccompanied teens
- Pink & Green Community Service Foundation - promotes the health, education, and well being of individuals and families in the midlands
- Planned Parenthood of Columbia - provides family planning services and women's health care
- Richland Sertoma Club - hosts fundraisers to support local charities
- River Alliance - connects people to the rivers, making them accessible, yet protected
- South Carolina Youth ChalleNGe Academy - Eastover - residential program for at-risk boys and girls ages 16-18½
- South East Rural Community Outreach - Hopkins - creates partnerships within the Lower Richland community to bring a better quality of life for its residents
- United Way of the Midlands - Columbia - programs to address education, financial stability, and health needs in the communities of Calhoun, Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, and Richland counties
- World Affairs Council - expands public awareness of international activities in the Midlands
- Youth Corps - leadership training experience for select 9th and 10th grade students