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  • Over $450,000 in Scholarships Awarded for 2019-2020 School Year June 19, 2019
    Central Carolina Community Foundation, the Midlands’s local center for philanthropy, has awarded over $450,000 in scholarships to 196 of South Carolina’s and the country’s outstanding students for the 2019-2020 school year.  This is the largest amount awarded since the Foundation’s founding in 1984. Since 1998, the Foundation has awarded more than $3 million in scholarships […]
    Cherise Arrendale
  • First Table Talk Challenges the Every Day Citizen to Take Action June 19, 2019
    On May 1st, a small group of panelists and community members gathered to discuss the state of poverty in the Midlands. The discussion was part of the “Table Talk” event series – a three-part series that dives deeper into the areas of opportunity revealed in the On the Table report (poverty, economic development, and race […]
    CCCF Intern
  • Join Our Team: Seeking A Vice President For Development June 17, 2019
    Central Carolina Community Foundation is seeking a Vice President For Development to join our team. The full job description is below. A printable version can be downloaded here. To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to JoAnn Turnquist at by July 12, 2019. VICE PRESIDENT FOR DEVELOPMENT Job Description June 2019 Central […]
    Cherise Arrendale
  • Connected Communities Project Spotlight: The River Alliance June 17, 2019
    Guest blog by Sheila Starkey with the River Alliance, a Connected Communities grant recipient The River Alliance’s Connected Communities project focuses on the evolution of the 12,000 Year History Park on Congaree Creek in Cayce, SC. The park sits on 350 acres and includes more than two miles of ADA accessible trails, bridges, and boardwalks. […]
    Cherise Arrendale
  • Join Our Team: Seeking A Strategic Initiatives Associate June 13, 2019
    Central Carolina Community Foundation is seeking a Strategic Initiatives Associate to join our team. The full job description is below. A printable version can be downloaded here. To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to by June 28, 2019. Strategic Initiatives Associate (Full Time) Job Description June 2019 Central Carolina Community Foundation […]
    Cherise Arrendale
  • Reflections from Our First Philanthropy Intern May 28, 2019
    This year the Community Foundation welcomed Antionna Fuller, our first Philanthropy Intern in partnership with the University of South Carolina’s African American Studies Program. The internship was funded through donations from The Soul of Philanthropy Columbia exhibit in 2018. Antionna assisted the Foundation’s Community Investment team. She shared the following highlights of the year-long internship: […]
    Cherise Arrendale
  • One SC Fund Awards $365,000 for Hurricane Florence Relief May 23, 2019
    The One SC Fund Grants Committee has announced the fourth round of grant awards for Hurricane Florence relief and recovery projects across South Carolina. Grantees will receive a total of $365,000 to support their projects. To date, the One SC Fund, established by former Governor Nikki Haley in November 2015 after the Thousand Year Flood […]
    Cherise Arrendale
  • The Junior League of Columbia: Strengthening Families and Communities Since 1924 May 22, 2019
    Our donors contribute to the wellbeing of our community in many ways. We are pleased to feature one the Midlands’ philanthropic leaders, the Junior League of Columbia. They have invested two funds at Central Carolina Community Foundation; The Junior League of Columbia, Inc. Scholarship Fund and the Junior League of Columbia Community Enrichment Fund. The […]
    Cherise Arrendale
  • Congratulations to the 2019 Best of Philanthropy Award Winners May 20, 2019
    The annual Best of Philanthropy Awards honor everyday individuals, businesses, and groups in our community who are making a difference through their life’s work, demonstrating the true meaning and value of helping others. Nominations are accepted from the community and winners are selected in four categories. The winners are recognized with an engraved award, a […]
    Cherise Arrendale
  • $146,520 Awarded to 25 Local Nonprofits During Spring Grant Cycles May 13, 2019
    Columbia, S.C., May 13, 2019– Central Carolina Community Foundation (CCCF), the Midlands’ local center for philanthropy, has awarded 25 local nonprofits grants during the spring grant cycles. The grants awarded are the Milford Wessinger Building Better Tomorrows, Capacity Building Mini-grants, joint funding opportunities and Beyond the Table mini-grants. “The grants awarded by our Board of Trustees […]
    Cherise Arrendale
  • 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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