|Columbia Green has two grant programs: The Neighborhood Grant and the Tree Initiative Grant. There is a maximum award of $3,000 for each of these grants.|
Columbia Green is deeply involved in the beautification of the greater Columbia area, a goal which our members believe will benefit residents, businesses, and visitors. We work hard to enhance Columbia’s natural beauty by funding grants to landscape along roadways, to add trees to parks and neighborhoods, and to beautify other areas in Columbia.
We began in 1984 with the goal of improving the appearance of Columbia’s neighborhoods. The organization adopted the motto, “Strong neighborhoods through gardening.”
By the 1990s Columbia Green had broadened its scope to include larger landscaping projects that have had greater impact on and increased visibility in Columbia. While continuing to work with neighborhood groups, we have, for example, partnered with SCDOT to enhance the entrances to our city and with Historic Columbia to improve the gardens at its historic houses. In addition, Columbia Green provides funding annually to Columbia’s Forestry and Beautification Department for seasonal plantings to add color to public areas.