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  • $375,100 to 10 South Carolina nonprofits to launch innovative projects February 21, 2020
    We are pleased to award $375,100 to 10 Connected Communities grant recipients! In response to two questions, “What makes residents love where they live?” and “What draws them in and keeps them there?” the 10 nonprofits will launch new projects that increase the livability of the Midlands region. This grant initiative helps connect residents to […]
    Lee Goble
  • $8.8 million Distributed in Grants and Scholarships During First Half of Fiscal Year February 12, 2020
    We, along with our donor, are thrilled to share that more than $8.8 million was awarded in grants and scholarships during the first half of our 2019-2020 fiscal year (July 1, 2019, to December 31, 2019), The awarded amount — a total of $8,801,087 — represents 1,012 grants and scholarships impacting a variety of causes […]
    Lee Goble
  • Changing the Life of a Student February 5, 2020
    Scholarships that aid in the cost of higher education can change the trajectory of a student’s life. Not only do they lessen the financial burden associated with college, but they also allow the student to focus more on school, and less on part-time work. As the cost of higher education continues to rise, scholarships make […]
    Lee Goble
  • Midlands Gives Spotlight: Camp Cole February 5, 2020
    In 2004, at the age of 11, Cole Sawyer lost his battle with cancer. Cole was an inspiration to those around him, and a huge fan of Carolina football. Some of Cole’s most cherished memories were at summer camp, where he could truly be a kid and connect with other children who also had serious […]
    Lee Goble
  • Celebrating 35 Years of Philanthropy February 3, 2020
    CCCF is celebrating three and a half decades of philanthropy and growth across the region. The Foundation was created to enhance the lives of citizens in the Midlands by a group of five business leaders and a $25,000 investment from United Way of the Midlands. Today, the Foundation has awarded nearly $200 million in grants […]
    Lee Goble
  • Midlands Gives Spotlight: My Amigos Bilingual Education Center January 31, 2020
    My Amigos Bilingual Education Center is a nonprofit preschool located in West Columbia that provides a high-quality, dual-language, Christian immersion education. The implementation of a bilingual curriculum fosters open minded, model citizens from a young age. Research shows that any second language, whether Spanish or any other, is beneficial for children because it increases connections […]
    CCCF Intern
  • 35th Anniversary Open House Celebration! January 28, 2020
    To commemorate our 35th anniversary of serving the Midlands of SC, the Community Foundation is hosting an open house celebration! The open house will take place on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at our office in The BullStreet District, 2142 Boyce Street, Suite 402, Columbia, SC 29201. Drop-in anytime from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. We’ll […]
    Lee Goble
  • CCCF Scholarship Application Now Open for 2020-2021 School Year January 24, 2020
    Central Carolina Community Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications through March 5, 2020, for the 2020-2021 school year. More than 190 scholarship opportunities are available, totaling over $500,000. Interested students should visit our scholarship webpage to view eligibility criteria and complete the online application. Students may apply for multiple scholarships by completing one online application […]
    Lee Goble
  • Midlands Gives Spotlight: Big Red Barn Retreat January 24, 2020
    The Big Red Barn Retreat, established in memory of Leon Irons, serves our military members in need of healing, helping them find peace after serving. All programs, classes, and workshops are provided to our military free of charge and included integrated tools for healing, including meditative yoga, healing art, equine assisted therapy, gardening, and small […]
    CCCF Intern
  • CPC Spotlight: BB&T of South Carolina January 14, 2020
    BB&T is one of the CCCF’s Corporate Philanthropy Champions (CPC). Philanthropy is a big part of the bank’s culture and their leadership understands that giving back is good business. For years, BB&T has joined our other CPC partners to offer incentives like matching gifts and prizes that amplify giving to nonprofits during Midlands Gives, our […]
    Lee Goble
  • Make Your Scholarship Application Stand Out February 25, 2019
    It’s scholarship season across the country and you or a student you know may be applying for scholarships to assist with funding their future education. As the Foundation’s Program Associate, I, Jamesha Shackerford, oversee our Scholarship Program and work with donors, students, and parents to administer over 40 scholarships each year. One of the most […]
    Cherise Arrendale
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