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Giving With the Foundation

Everyone can be a philanthropist.

We work with people, families, and businesses like you every day to channel passion into a positive impact for the Midlands.

You are able to give to what you care about in a number of ways:

Together We’re Making the Midlands Better.

$170,000,000+ in total grants since 1984
859 Nonprofits received grants in 2018
$400,000 scholarships awarded in 2018
400+ charitable funds managed
$9.3 Million raised by Midlands Gives since 2014
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Give Where You Live

In order to better serve local community needs, the Foundation has several county-specific endowments.
Learn more about these endowments and how you can get involved.

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From Our Community

Having our fund at the Community Foundation gives our investment a long-term focus and removes the administrative burden from us.

Malcolm and Kitty Dade


The Community Foundation has helped us so much with the money-related questions we've had, with handling the 501(c)3 concerns and also the tax side of things. We needed their expertise, and they've helped us immensely.

Deans Fawcett

Camp Cole

There are so many charities that we don't know about out there, and the Foundation is the perfect connector. They help us connect with organizations we might otherwise overlook.

Stacy Levinson and Perry Lancaster


We're learning from others but also want to be an example, and our charitable fund is part of that. A fund with the Community Foundation gives you options to smooth out your future giving and gives you options to look at the consequences of taxes, which I think is really important for small business people.

Ben Rex


Working with Central Carolina Community Foundation, we have been able to reach further into the community with our fundraising efforts and connect with corporations who know of the Community Foundation.

Dr. Benetta Bell

Vice President of the Link’s Inc. Columbia chapter