Foundation Mission Statement

The Foundation is a non-profit organization that helps with the operations of neighborhood groups and associations dedicated to improvement through beautification projects, area sustainability, zero waste endeavors and through contributions to many of the area's non-profits that are making similar efforts to improve the City of Columbia.


Five Points Fountain

The Foundation

The Foundation is a non-profit organization that helps with the operations of neighborhood groups and associations dedicated to improvement through beautification projects, area sustainability, zero waste endeavors and through contributions to many of the area's non-profits that are making similar efforts to improve the City of Columbia.

Saint Pat's Festival Beads

St. Pat's Festival

Come join the continually growing and improving St. Pat's in Five Points Festival every March. Be ready to live the luck of the Irish at this celebration that welcomes over 40,000 people to the eclectic Five Points business district in Columbia, SC every year.

Hootie & The Blowfish Monument

Columbia's Village

This bustling area has never lost its historical charm and appeal. Throughout its evolution, this City Village has remained focused on charm and flavor, consistently striving to provide diversity, culture and class that only a community that cares about its visitors can provide.

Clean & Safe Team

Clean & Safe

Five Points employs a full-time Clean & Safe team, who serve as neighborhood ambassadors, keeping Five Points clean from trash and debris 7-days a week. They also help address aggressive panhandling issues and ensure patron safety. Security officers work closely with the Columbia Police Department to ensure that Five Points remains safe day and night. If you see one of our Clean & Safe members, say hello!

Board of Directors



  • Kelly Tabor
  • President
  • Andy Marion
  • Vice President
  • Amy Beth Franks
  • Secretary
  • Dennis Hiltner
  • Treasurer
  • Tim Smith
  • Kelly Glynn

Charities



  • Alpha Chapter 14631 Beta Sigma Phi
  • Ancient Order of Hibernians
  • AUSA
  • Boy Scout Troop 330
  • Carolina Wrecking Balls
  • City Year Columbia
  • Columbia Opportunity Resource
  • Columbia Rugby
  • Columbia Starlings Volleyball
  • Curing Kids Cancer
  • Double Dutch Forces
  • Dreher Band Booster Club
  • First Nazareth Baptist Church
  • First Nazareth Culinary Institute
  • Gospel Music Workshop of America Midlands Chapter
  • Happy Wheels
  • HIV Aids Council
  • Homeless Helping Homeless
  • Homeless No More
  • Hoopology
  • Impact Carolina
  • Junior Women’s Club
  • Military Vehicle Collectors of South Carolina
  • Moving Youth Forward
  • Palmetto Starlings Volleyball
  • Quad Squad
  • Seed Project
  • Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands
  • Sierra Club
  • South Carolina Equality
  • Sustainable Midlands
  • Venture Crew 312
  • Westminster Youth Group


Five Points Foundation Donates $49,000 to Local Non-Profits and Charities



COLUMBIA, S.C. (April 5, 2018) – On Thursday, April 5, 2018, the Five Points Foundation awarded $49,000 to over 30 charities and non-profit organizations in the Midlands from revenue generated from the 36th Annual St. Pat’s in Five Points.

The St. Pat’s Committee is proud to share that this year’s festival saw great success, welcoming approximately 41,000 patrons into Columbia’s oldest entertainment district to celebrate all things Irish. The continued success of St. Pat’s in Five Points has allowed for nearly $1 million to benefit local charities over the celebration’s 36 year history.

36th Annual St. Pat's Numbers At-A-Glance

  • Approximately 41,000 patrons inside the gates
  • Approximately 2,200 racers for the Get to the Green 15K / 10K / 5K / 1-Mile Family Fun Run
  • 66 entries in the St. Pat’s Parade
  • Over 40 local food, craft, and civic vendors
  • Recyclables Collected: 1.24 tons
  • Just over 530 volunteers

St. Pat’s in Five Points is one of Columbia’s signature events. The festival creates a $6 million economic impact on the City of Columbia each year. The Five Points Association is able to function productively and actively through the year due to the net proceeds of the event. Funds are used for beautification projects, security cameras, marketing and promotions and organizing and hosting free events for the community.

About the Five Points Foundation:
The Five Points Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 that helps with the operations of neighborhood groups and associations dedicated to community improvement through beautification projects, area sustainability, zero waste endeavors and through contributions to many of the area's non-profits that are making similar efforts to improve the City of Columbia.

For more information about the St. Pat's in Five Points festival, please visit www.StPatsColumbia.com.


28th Annual Chili Cook-Off Proceeds Donated to Charity



COLUMBIA, S.C. (February 12, 2015) – The 28th Annual Chili Cook Off in Five Points was a huge success. With over 45 cooking teams and 50 chilis offered to patrons, the event attracted over 4,000 people on Saturday, November 8, 2014. Today, members of the Chili Cook-Off planning committee were able to donate the event’s proceeds in the amount of $12,698.46 to Camp Kemo.

The Chili Cook-Off would not have been possible without the generous support of businesses across the midlands, including: Shock Top, Bi-Lo, Banfi Vinters, University Oaks, Garnet Riverwalk, South Carolina Education Lottery, California Dreaming, City of Columbia, McDaniel's Automotive, Nicky's Pizza, King Arthur Flour, Pawley's Front Porch, Rosewood Market, Cold Stone Creamery, Group Therapy, 92.1 The Palm, ColaDaily.com, 94.3 The Dude, and Elite Framing. The Five Points Foundation looks forward to the 29th Annual Chili Cook-Off coming this fall and will begin planning this summer.

Back Row:
Jaime Lomas (Event Chef Manager), Ed Atkinson (Cold Stone Creamery), Bobby Redfern (1st Place Overall Wining Team – Blazing Saddles), Bruce Crouch (Event Production Manager), Scott Fleming (Group Therapy), Tommy Brown (Event Security), Jon Sears (1st Place Winner for Restaurant Category – Jake’s), Keith Johnson (1st Place Winner for Restaurant Category – Jake’s), Kelly Tabor (Foundation Board Member).

Front Row:
Denise Stahl (Foundation Treasurer), Alyssa Lomas, Kelly Glynn (Event Collections Manager), Jessica Smoake (Children’s Hospital Development Coordinator), Priscilla Young (Children’s Hospital Development Director), Amy Beth Franks (Chair of Chili Cook-Off & Five Points Association Executive Director), Lauren Smith (Five Points Association).


About Camp Kemo:
A cherished program for young patients and their siblings since 1980, Camp Kemo is a weeklong summer camp for patients with cancer, ages 5-18, and their siblings. Staffed by Palmetto Health physicians, nurses and volunteers, Camp Kemo allows campers to swim, boat, hike and be kids. The fun times at Camp Kemo lay important groundwork for future treatment as participants learn to trust, respect and relate to one another. Camp Kemo is completely funded by community donations.

About the Five Points Foundation:
The Five Points Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 that helps with the operations of neighborhood groups and associations dedicated to community improvement through beautification projects, area sustainability, zero waste endeavors and through contributions to many of the area's non-profits that are making similar efforts to improve the City of Columbia.

For more information about the Chili Cook-Off in Five Points, please visit www.FivePointsColumbia.com.

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