WHO WE HELP
COMMUNITY IMPACT FUND
The Columbia Foundation recently launched a new giving program -- the Community Impact Fund (CIF) – which is designed to award three $20,000 grants in focus areas chosen with the input from Columbia Country Club members. For its inaugural year, grants were made in the areas of Family and Housing (including food security), Education and Health and Wellness.
To be considered for a CIF grant, successful organizations provide needs-based services within the Greater Washington area and show demonstrable positive outcomes within its area of focus. Operational and financial transparency, administrative efficiency and effective leadership are also critical factors.
The Foundation strives to develop relationships with its grantees and preference is often given given to organizations that have a member of Columbia Country Club either serving on its Board or participating in a significant volunteer capacity. Similarly, organizations that offer opportunities for the Club to extend in-kind contributions and that welcome the Club’s members to volunteer and engage in an active way may also be given preference.
For more information on the CIF process, or to learn more about how your organization might be considered in future rounds of funding, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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2022 GRANT RECIPIENTS
Amid all the hardship and turmoil of the past several years, bright spots emerged, especially within the Columbia Country Club community.
In an amazing display of compassion and support, Club members rallied around employees through their generous support of The Columbia Foundation’s Employee Assistance Fund (EAF). Addressing critical needs that were caused by the financial consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, the EAF has made X grants to date, totaling $X, providing support for groceries, housing assistance, utility payments, medical expenses, childcare and more.
Since its inception, the EAF was designed by the Foundation Board to be flexible in its ability to pivot and respond to ever-changing circumstances and needs of Club employees. Check back soon for updates on the EAF’s scope and reach.