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  • 2019 Catalyst Award Winner: MIRCI December 5, 2019
    On Wednesday, Dec. 4, CCCF staff members were pleased to present the 2019 David W. Robinson Catalyst Award to Mental Illness Recovery Center, Inc. (MIRCI)! The award, created in memory of inaugural board member David W. Robinson, was established by the Foundation and the Robinson Family in 1994. It recognizes organizations in our 11-county service […]
    Lee Goble
  • Make the Most of the Giving Season November 22, 2019
    As the holiday season approaches you may find yourself wondering how you can make an impact on your community and the lives of others. A check or credit card is the simplest form of charitable gift. Your dollar can stretch farther than you ever thought possible so consider giving it to someone who needs it […]
    Lee Goble
  • One SC Fund Awards more than $313,000 for Hurricane Relief and Disaster Preparation November 20, 2019
    The One SC Fund Committee awarded $313,344 in grants to 11 organizations across South Carolina in the fall 2019 grant cycle for disaster relief and recovery projects. To date, the One SC Fund — established by former Governor Nikki Haley in November 2015 after the Thousand Year Flood to help South Carolinians who are recovering […]
    Lee Goble
  • 21 Nonprofits Receive More Than $23K in Grants from Greater Chapin Community Foundation November 13, 2019
    Greater Chapin Community Foundation (GCCF) awarded a record-breaking $23,906 in grants to 21 local nonprofit organizations during its latest grant cycle. The grant awards recognize local nonprofit organizations in the Greater Chapin area that provide for the basic needs of our local citizens, develop tomorrow’s leaders, preserve our community history, and enhance public good through […]
    Lee Goble
  • $113K Granted to Two Nonprofits to Create a More Informed + Engaged Columbia November 13, 2019
    The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, a longtime philanthropic partner to the Columbia community, has awarded $113,000 to two local nonprofit organizations. The projects – which include the creation of a new arts district and a trust fund focused on affordable housing – will help strengthen resident engagement in Columbia and make it […]
    Lee Goble
  • Midlands Gives Spotlight: Jordan Crossroads Ministry Center November 13, 2019
    Midlands Gives Spotlight: Jordan Crossroads Ministry Center Jordan Crossroads Ministry Center – Haven of Rest has been serving women and children in Clarendon County since May 2008. JCMC provides a transitional house and safety for women and children away from their abuser for up to 90 days. In addition to the shelter, JCMC provides educational […]
    CCCF Intern
  • A Successful Day of Meaningful Community Conversations — On the Table 2019 November 7, 2019
    The second annual On the Table day of conversations on Oct. 22, 2019, brought more than 2,160 residents of Richland and Lexington Counties together at more than 216 tables, breaking attendance records from 2018. Attendees discussed the future of our region and left with fresh, innovative ideas to work together and improve our communities. To […]
    Lee Goble
  • Midlands Gives — year-round! October 11, 2019
    We’ve got exciting news! Not only is nonprofit registration open for next year’s Midlands Gives 18-hour online giving day challenge — set for May 5, 2020 — but also the Midlands Gives website is now able to accept donations year-round for hundreds of local charities. The new, year-round platform will amplify and extend the reach […]
    Lee Goble
  • Connected Communities Project Spotlight: Temple Sinai Jewish History Center October 7, 2019
    Guest blog by the Sumter County Museum, a Connected Communities grant recipient. The Sumter County Museum’s 2019 Connected Communities project focuses on increasing local awareness of the museum’s new award-winning Temple Sinai Jewish History Center by presenting high-quality programming that reaches all of Sumter’s diverse residents.  The Sumter County Museum opened the Temple Sinai Jewish […]
    CCCF Intern
  • GCCF Board Member Assists with Hurricane Dorian Relief in Bahamas October 4, 2019
    Guest blog by the Greater Chapin Community Foundation Greater Chapin Community Foundation’s goal is to grow philanthropy in the Greater Chapin area, building a permanent, endowed fund to address community needs now and into the future. This dream wouldn’t be realized without the hard work and dedication of our volunteer board members.  Right now, one […]
    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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