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Let’s create more opportunity
in Columbia

The Impact Challenge Columbia rallies the community around bold ideas to make Columbia's neighborhoods even better.

A panel of advisors helped us select four nonprofits with innovative ideas for growing economic opportunity in the Columbia area, and each will receive $50,000 in grant funding as well as Google training. The public has now voted for the cause they believe has the most promise, and the People's Choice winner will receive an additional $50,000.

About the challenge

Columbia is known for its energy, rich culture, and entrepreneurial spirit. The Impact Challenge Columbia supports local nonprofits with big ideas to create opportunity in the Columbia area.

Meet the advisors

Meet our panel of advisors who helped review the submissions and select the winners.

  • Judi Gatson

    WIS News Anchor

  • Lou Kennedy

    CEO, Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corp.

  • Madeleine McGee

    President, Together SC

  • Harris Pastides

    President, University of South Carolina