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  • $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
    How Donating Stocks Can Save You Time and Money 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 […]
    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
  • Knight Foundation Awards Grants to 6 Local Nonprofits February 21, 2019
    The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, a longtime philanthropic partner to the Columbia community, has awarded $306,150 in grants to six local nonprofits whose projects support the Knight Foundation’s criteria of attracting and nurturing talent, enhancing economic opportunity, fostering civic engagement within the community, and creating a more dynamic public space for local […]
  • Chapin Groundhog Ball An Evening To Remember February 18, 2019
    Guest blog post provided by Jennifer Perritt, Chair of Greater Chapin Community Endowment. The Greater Chapin Community Endowment (GCCE) presented the Annual Groundhog Valentine’s Ball on the evening of February 2, Groundhog Day.  It was a festive evening celebrating the love which abounds in our community through philanthropy. The Annual Groundhog Valentine’s Ball was resurrected […]
    Cherise Arrendale
  • On the Table Survey Results Show Optimism and Engagement in Community February 12, 2019
    Central Carolina Community Foundation – the Midlands’ center for philanthropy – revealed the survey results from their inaugural On the Table day of conversations that took place October 24, 2018. The survey reveals that participants are optimistic about the future of the community and see Richland and Lexington Counties in a positive light in several areas. To […]
    Cherise Arrendale
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