RSS Blog – Central Carolina Community Foundation
  • Make the Most of the Giving Season November 7, 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
  • 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
  • 2020 Census Essential to Philanthropic Community September 20, 2019
    Letter from JoAnn Turnquist, CCCF president and CEO We are eight months away from Census Day, April 1, 2020, when the decennial count will begin. Philanthropic organizations, advocates, activists, faith, business, community leaders, and elected officials from around the country are coming together to launch a massive and coordinated “get out the count” effort focused […]
    Cherise Arrendale
  • Local Donors’ Gift Enables The COMET Passengers to Get Fresh Produce September 11, 2019
    Connecting philanthropists with giving opportunities that are meaningful to them is one of the things we do best here at the Community Foundation. People want to help in a way that’s compatible with their values. When we hear of a specific opportunity to make a difference, we look to our donors to see who might […]
    CCCF Intern
  • Connected Communities Spotlight: Columbia Museum of Art September 11, 2019
    Guest blog by the Columbia Museum of Art, a Connected Communities grant recipient. If you’ve passed by Boyd Plaza while strolling along Main Street this summer you may have noticed something going on. Perhaps it was the soulful sounds of jazz with Chaye Alexander that grabbed your attention. Or snippets of dialogue from a Japanese […]
    CCCF Intern
  • Connected Communities Spotlight: Youth OUTLOUD September 11, 2019
    Guest blog by Raechel Grissett, coordinator for Youth OUTLOUD, a Connected Communities grant recipient. Youth OUTLOUD at the Harriet Hancock Center has been a safe space for LGBTQ+ youth in the Midlands since 2008. We have created an incredible relationship with the Central Carolina Community Foundation and would like to share our experience with the […]
    CCCF Intern
  • Q&A with Covie Edwards-Pitt September 11, 2019
    Author of Healthy, Wealthy & Wise will speak in Columbia on September 24, 2019. The Foundation is partnering with Abacus Planning Group to host author and wealth advisor Coventry Edwards-Pitt (Covie) for a book talk on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. Covie is authored the Healthy, Wealthy & Wise Collection, a two-book series based on interviews […]
    CCCF Intern
  • 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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