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  • COVID-19: One SC Fund Activated to Fund Statewide Response March 20, 2020
    The One SC Fund, housed at Central Carolina Community Foundation, has been activated with support from Governor Henry McMaster, to provide a collaborative statewide response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The response will be led by a coalition of funders and partners across the state — South Carolina Grantmakers Network, TogetherSC Philanthropic Partners, and United Way […]
    Lee Goble
  • CPC Spotlight — Alfac March 17, 2020
    Our Corporate Philanthropy Champions take giving to the next level. Not only do they value personal giving, but they also amplify what we do by making philanthropy a priority in their companies. Most corporations have a mission and values statement, but these supporters bring them to life. Our corporate partners make philanthropy part of their […]
    Lee Goble
  • CCCF Responds to COVID-19 March 13, 2020
    *Updated March 23, 2020* As a community foundation, CCCF is positioned to meet the ongoing needs of our local communities.  Over the last 35 years, our Community Foundation has served as the region’s philanthropic collaborator and, in this role, has been the first call for many when disaster strikes including Hurricane Hugo and the historic […]
    Lee Goble
  • Understanding the Community Foundation – A Reflection of 35 Years of CCCF March 11, 2020
    The Community Foundation is approaching a record-setting total of $200 million in grants and scholarships awarded since its inception. This will be a major milestone for philanthropy in the 11-county Midlands region and illustrates the impact that can take place when donors, nonprofits, and corporate philanthropy champions work together. Over the past 35 years, the […]
    Lee Goble
  • Midlands Gives Spotlight: Communities In Schools of the Midlands February 26, 2020
    In the U.S., approximately 1 in 5 children under the age of 18 live in poverty and have additional responsibilities outside of school that can attending school seem more of a burden rather than an opportunity to learn and grow. Communities In Schools of the Midlands works directly with schools in the Columbia area to […]
    Lee Goble
  • Midlands Gives Spotlight: Homeward Bound Pet Rescue February 26, 2020
    300 dogs. That is the average amount of dogs that Homeward Bound Pet Rescue takes in per year. Thousands of companion animals are being euthanized every year, and Homeward Bound is doing everything in their power to save animals from this fate. Homeward Bound is a no-kill pet rescue group in Columbia, whose mission is […]
    Lee Goble
  • $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
  • Optimism and Empowerment for Change through On the Table February 13, 2020
    The 2019 On the Table Impact Report highlights the results of the surveys taken after the CCCF’s second annual day of community conversations on Oct. 22, 2019. Respondents indicated optimism about their communities, showed confidence about the future, and prioritized opportunities for improvement. To support actionable ideas that address community priorities spurring from the 2018 […]
    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
  • 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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