Central Carolina Community Foundation is working to make the Midlands more connected, vibrant, compassionate, and engaged. They strive for a livable, equitable and just community to live, work, play and raise a family. Connected Communities grants support this work through funding innovative ideas from nonprofit organizations that will further knit community together.
Donor Name: Central Carolina Community Foundation
State: South Carolina
County: Selected Counties
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: up to $50,000
The Foundation aims to inspire organizations to engage and invest in community and build on the community’s existing assets.
Connected Communities is a challenge grant for interesting and engaging ideas to improve the community’s quality of life and livability and to increase residents’ satisfaction and community attachment.
What They Fund
Connected Communities projects should increase the quality of life, community attachment and satisfaction by increasing Midlands residents’ easy access to:
- Safe places to live and work
- Healthcare facilities and services
- Quality job opportunities
- Affordable housing
- Safe, proximal, high-quality recreational areas
- Quality arts and cultural events
Priority will be given to projects that promote equity, and incorporate policy, advocacy, institutional/systems change and/or social justice (equal rights, opportunity, and treatment for all). Central Carolina Community Foundation will continue to prioritize organizations outside Richland County and/or led by Black, Indigenous and people of color.
They Are Looking for Ideas That …
- Enhance community connections in the Midlands.
- Incorporate novel approaches to creating a vibrant, connected community.
- Raise public awareness of the area/region.
- Provide a measurable level of community involvement (volunteers or participants).
- Are new or expansion projects. Current programs from organizations will not be considered.
- Promote philanthropy across their region.
- If your project/program relates to their criteria, they encourage you to apply.
Applicants may request up to $50,000.
- Organizations must be determined as a charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, public entities or other charitable, educational or faith-based organizations.
- Organizations must be physically located in one of the following 11 counties in the Midlands: Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda and Sumter.
- Organizations must register for and participate in Midlands Gives.
For more information, visit CCCF.