Interested in getting involved in your community? Whether you decide to get involved through the Community Foundation or another way, the important thing is that you find some way to give back to your community.
The Community 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.
The Community Foundation examines the needs in the community and looks for opportunities to be a convener for innovative projects with other organizations. We seek to be a proactive, collaborative leader who can help develop creative solutions that will have a significant, measurable impact on our community.
Our Talk About Giving initiative supports Midlands families in raising generous, community-minded children through active involvement in family giving and service. Statistics show that families who give — and who actively teach their children about giving — are more likely to transfer a commitment to giving to the next generation.
Literacy service providers, educators, business leaders, legislators and passionate volunteers are determined to break the intergenerational cycle of low literacy in our state. Literacy 2030 works to unite these stakeholders under an admittedly aspirational and yet important goal — reaching 100 percent literacy in the Midlands of South Carolina by the year 2030 — and works to connect, equip and support them for the journey.
The Graduation Imperative is a regional collaboration that was formed to increase college educational attainment rates and connect talent into the Columbia market for a more vibrant community. Anchored around our region’s institutions of higher education, our strategy focuses on community-led initiatives to engage and develop two- and four-year college graduates.