Central Carolina Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization serving 11 counties in the Midlands by distributing grants and scholarships and linking the resources of donors, nonprofits and community leaders to areas of need.
Our mission is to promote, facilitate, and increase philanthropy to create a sustainable impact within our community through responsible giving.
To fulfill our mission, we:
- Encourage donors to make effective charitable giving decisions.
- Collaborate to develop creative solutions for community needs.
- Nurture and strengthen community organizations.
- Build a substantial endowment to provide for community needs for generations to come.
How we accomplish our mission
The Community Foundation serves 11 counties in the Midlands by helping charitable individuals and businesses meet the critical needs of our community. We offer a creative, cost-effective and tax-efficient way for the people of central South Carolina to invest in the charitable causes they care about most.
The Foundation receives gifts and bequests from individuals, families, businesses and organizations. These gifts and bequests make up our $93 million philanthropic endowment, which consists of more than 385 funds that are pooled and invested for maximum growth and impact.
The income (and, where appropriate, the principal) of these funds is used to make grants to qualified agencies and institutions serving the residents of central South Carolina. The $10.3 million awarded in grants and scholarships from these funds in fiscal year 2012 is possible because of the generosity of the people and organizations who have partnered with us by creating charitable funds at the Foundation.
The Foundation plays a key role in enhancing the quality of life in the Midlands, not only through its service to donors and its grantmaking, but also through special initiatives that the Board of Trustees views as important in the community. We are increasingly focusing our efforts on building community by fostering collaborative relationships and facilitating conversations that address emerging challenges in the Midlands.
The Foundation examines the needs in the community and looks for opportunities to be a convener for innovative projects and collaborations with other organizations that will have a significant, measurable impact on our community.
We serve the following 11 counties in the Midlands of South Carolina: Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda and Sumter.