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  • CCCF Awards Over $500,000 in Scholarships to 204 Students June 11, 2020
    We are proud to announce we have awarded over $500,000 in scholarships to 204 outstanding students across South Carolina and the country for the 2020-2021 school year. This is the largest amount awarded in the Community Foundation’s history. Since 1998, the Foundation has awarded more than $3 million in scholarships to help deserving students obtain […]
    Lee Goble
  • Our Commitment to Building a Better Community June 2, 2020
    The past week has been difficult. The cruel death of George Floyd has caused grief, frustration, anger, and fear.  These emotions have been amplified by our environment of isolation and social distancing. In response, our foundation has issued the following statement. It reflects our values, our work, and our commitment to hold ourselves accountable. “Central […]
    Lee Goble
  • Knight Foundation Awards $270,000 in COVID-19 Response Grants to 15 Local Nonprofits May 28, 2020
    The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, a longtime philanthropic partner to the Columbia community, has awarded $270,000 in grants to 15 local nonprofit art organizations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Knight Foundation is committed to ensuring Columbia has a vibrant, equitable, and inclusive public life and riverfront. “The Knight Foundation is […]
    Lee Goble
  • Midlands Gives Raises Over $3 Million, Breaking All-Time Records May 6, 2020
    Midlands Gives Day, the annual 18-hour, online giving challenge hosted by Central Carolina Community Foundation, had a record-breaking year raising an estimated total of $3,321,683 via 22,477 individual gifts — the largest amount and most donations the online giving event has ever seen. To help local nonprofits overcome the impact of COVID-19, the seventh annual […]
    Lee Goble
  • #SupportSupporters on May 5 through Midlands Gives! May 4, 2020
    Join us tomorrow, Tuesday, May 5, 2020, as we the community virtually to raise critically needed funds for local nonprofits through Midlands Gives, the 18-hour, online giving challenge beginning at 6 a.m. and ending at 11:59 p.m. The virtual event will feature live streaming video, over $150,000 in prize incentives, and more. Gifts made during […]
    Lee Goble
  • CCCF Distributes Over $3 million in Grants and Scholarships During Last Quarter April 29, 2020
    We are thrilled to announce more than $3 million in grants and scholarships were awarded during the third quarter of the fiscal year (January 1, 2020 to March 31, 2020), bringing the total grants and scholarships distributed for the year to over $12 million. The third quarter awards, totaling $3,335,432 represent 382 grants, to organizations […]
    Lee Goble
  • CPC Spotlight: BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina April 14, 2020
    BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina has a long history of philanthropy and giving back to the community. Elizabeth Nkuo Johnson, the company’s Director of Corporate Giving is in just the perfect position to bring her personal commitment to philanthropy and volunteering to her work. Johnson, who has been with the organization for more than 20 […]
    Lee Goble
  • Duke Endowment Announces $1.25 Million Gift to One SC Fund: COVID-19 Response April 3, 2020
    The Duke Endowment approved $2.5 million to support Carolinians impacted by the coronavirus crisis. In South Carolina, $1.25 million of the funding will be disbursed through the One SC Fund: COVID-19 Response, a fund housed at Central Carolina Community Foundation. The initial grants will help statewide efforts focused on access to vital health care and […]
    Lee Goble
  • Support 400+ Nonprofits on May 5 through Midlands Gives April 2, 2020
    CCCF is bringing the region together — online — for our seventh annual Midlands Gives day on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, with a new virtual headquarters and a lower, $10 minimum donation. This year, 408 local nonprofits are participating in the 18-hour, online-only giving challenge on May 5 from 6 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. at […]
    Lee Goble
  • COVID-19: One SC Fund Activated to Fund Statewide Response March 20, 2020
    The One SC Fund, housed at Central Carolina Community Foundation, has been activated with support from Governor Henry McMaster, to provide a collaborative statewide response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The response will be led by a coalition of funders and partners across the state — South Carolina Grantmakers Network, TogetherSC Philanthropic Partners, and United Way […]
    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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