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  • Connected Communities Project Spotlight: The Courage Center’s “A Place of Hope” April 17, 2019
    Guest blog by Susan Boykin Mill, Interim Executive Director/Co-Founder of The Courage Center, a Connected Communities grant recipient. Our project, “A Place of Hope,” is a centrally-located community center, donated by a local homebuilder in Lexington County, which focuses on building the health and safety of youth and families to promote prevention and recovery support. […]
    James Mercado
  • $20,000 Awarded to 11 Local Nonprofits for Inaugural Beyond the Table Mini-Grants April 17, 2019
    Central Carolina Community Foundation – the Midlands’ center for philanthropy – is pleased to award $20,000 to 11 local nonprofits for the inaugural Beyond the Table mini-grants. The projects being funded were inspired by conversations that took place during the inaugural On the Table conversations in October, 2018 and address one of the areas identified […]
    James Mercado
  • Record number of nonprofits participating in Midlands Gives April 10, 2019
    On Tuesday, May 7, Central Carolina Community Foundation will connect “everyday philanthropists” with more than 400 local nonprofits during Midlands Gives – the 18-hour local online giving challenge. Midlands Gives is hosted by Central Carolina Community Foundation, the Midlands’ center for philanthropy, and runs from 6 a.m. until midnight, a condensed time period from the […]
    James Mercado
  • Leaving a Legacy that Reflects Your Core Values April 2, 2019
    What I wouldn’t give to be able to hug the donors who leave bequests to nonprofits in their estate plans. Throughout my career, I have received a few phone calls from estate executors informing me that my nonprofit was the beneficiary of one donor’s generosity. These calls are like pots of gold at the end […]
    James Mercado
  • $327,000 Awarded to 14 South Carolina Nonprofits to Launch Innovative Projects March 20, 2019
    Central Carolina Community Foundation grants $327,000 to 14 South Carolina Nonprofits to Launch Innovative Projects Central Carolina Community Foundation, the Midlands’ local center for philanthropy, is pleased to award $327,000 to 14 Connected Communities grant recipients. In response to two questions, “What makes residents love where they live?” and “What draws them in and keeps […]
    Cherise Arrendale
  • How Donating Stocks Can Save You Time and Money March 19, 2019
    When trying to decide the best way to give back, many of our donors choose to donate stocks or other securities instead of cash. Either way, your favorite charities receive much-needed funds, so what’s the difference? Donating securities instead of selling them and giving the proceeds to a nonprofit can save you money, allowing you […]
    James Mercado
  • Greater Chapin Community Foundation Presents $1,000 to Good Samaritan Clinic March 14, 2019
    Greater Chapin Community Foundation (GCCF) presented a $1,000 donation to the Good Samaritan Clinic in the name of the Chapin High School Academic Leadership Academy (ALA). The ALA students were awarded GCCF’s inaugural Bud Lewandowski Youth Philanthropist of the Year Award at the Annual Groundhog Valentine’s Ball in February and selected the Good Samaritan Clinic […]
    James Mercado
  • Charitable Choices: Is a Life Insurance Policy the Right Way for Me to Give? March 11, 2019
    “I wanted to make sure the charities I care about received gifts from me and my late husband in perpetuity. I set up a whole life policy with my insurance agent with the Foundation as the beneficiary. I pay the premium to the Foundation each year and receive a tax deduction. When the policy pays out, […]
    Cherise Arrendale
  • Aflac Awards $90,000 in Grants to South Carolina Nonprofits March 5, 2019
    Columbia, S.C. (March 5, 2019) – Aflac is granting $90,000 to 15 local nonprofits working on projects that support health & well-being, education, and community development programs.  The selected organizations and their projects are: American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program is a transportation assistance program providing free door-to-door rides to treatment for cancer patients […]
    Cherise Arrendale
  • One SC Fund Awards $250,000 for Hurricane Florence Relief February 28, 2019
    The One SC Fund Grants Committee has announced the third round of grant awards for Hurricane Florence relief and recovery projects across South Carolina. Grantees will receive a total of $250,000 to support their projects. To date, the One SC Fund established by former Governor Nikki Haley in November, 2015 to help South Carolinians recovering […]
    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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