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Foundation-Initiated Grants


Columbia Foundation initiates grants in the following areas; unsolicited proposals are not considered:


  • New initiatives and emerging issues
  • Community institutions of historic interest
  • Philanthropy and the nonprofit sector
  • Other programs outside the current guidelines

The foundation uses a portion of its resources to fund fields of interest not currently emphasized in its guidelines. These grants may grow into formal parts of the foundation's program in the future or they may be single, one-time grants. Because these grants are initiated by members of the foundation's board of directors or staff, unsolicited proposals for programs outside of the foundation's current guidelines will not be considered.




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