CoMo You Know: Organizations

COMO YOU KNOW: Grass Roots Organizing works to promote change

Grass Roots Organizing works to promote change in the Columbia community and to protect the rights of its residents.

COMO YOU KNOW: Mizzou Wishmakers on Campus

Mizzou Wishmakers on Campus partners with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to help raise money to grant children's wishes.

CoMo You Know: Columbia Aquatic Restoration Project

The Columbia Restoration Project is a volunteer group run by the city of Columbia. The group aims to support the Parks and Recreation Department in managing aquatic plants and shorelines.


COMO YOU KNOW: Alpha Epsilon Pi

Alpha Epsilon Pi, commonly known as AEPi, has been the largest Jewish fraternity in North America.

COMO YOU KNOW: Refugee and Immigration Services

Refugee and Immigration Services is a branch of the Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City that works to help people acclimate to new cultures and communities.

COMO YOU KNOW: Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre

The nonprofit theater has been staging productions since 1961.

COMO YOU KNOW: Truman's Closet

Truman's Closet, an MU organization run by the Missouri Students Association, rents clothing to MU students, faculty and staff for free and provides educational resources for its customers.

COMO YOU KNOW: Tiger Pantry

Founded in 2012, Tiger Pantry is a food pantry that provides MU students, faculty and staff in need with food assistance once per month. The organization operates under a "no-questions asked" policy for giving out aid.

COMO YOU KNOW: Columbia Housing Authority

The mission of the Columbia Housing Authority is to provide safe, healthy and affordable housing opportunities to low-income individuals and families.

COMO YOU KNOW: Columbia Audubon Society

The Columbia Audubon Society is an organization dedicated to the conservation of birds and wildlife habitats.

COMO YOU KNOW: Central Missouri Humane Society

The Central Missouri Humane Society cares for more than 6,000 animals annually and is the largest open-door shelter in mid-Missouri.

COMO YOU KNOW: Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri

The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri distributes more than 28 million pounds of food per year.

COMO YOU KNOW: Columbia Fire Department

The Columbia Fire Department is responsible for all fires within Columbia city limits.

COMO YOU KNOW: Hearthfires

Pagans as well as all religious groups meet at the Italian Village on the second Wednesday of every month to discuss religious events in the community or specific topics.

COMO YOU KNOW: Grass Roots Organizing

A Boone County-based nonprofit organization with an emphasis on issues related to poverty.

COMO YOU KNOW: GetAbout Columbia

Formerly the Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program and the Pednet Project. It is funded through a $22 million federal grant.

COMO YOU KNOW: Delta Delta Delta

Delta Delta Delta was founded on November 27, 1888. In 2010, the chapter had 229 members.

COMO YOU KNOW: Columbia Track Club

Columbia Track Club is a running club that has participants from Columbia and surrounding towns.

COMO YOU KNOW: Boys and Girls Town of Missouri

Boys and Girls Town of Missouri is a nonprofit organization aimed at bettering the lives of children with behavioral and emotional problems.

COMO YOU KNOW: Boone County Historical Society

The Boone County Historical Society operates a museum, an historic house, art gallery and historic village in Nifong Park.