A Thriving, Growing Community

Your philanthropy is a crucial engine that drives growth for our neighborhoods and city. Our aim is to continue to make it simple for you to give back to the community.

Ways for You to Get Involved

There are many ways for you to support growth and create change in the Midlands. See which one fits you best:

Grantmaking

We support nonprofits across the Midlands and beyond through grants and agency funds.

  • $170,000,000+ in total grants since 1984

  • 859 Nonprofits received grants in 2018

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Midlands Gives

Our annual giving day brings the region together as one community to raise money and awareness for local nonprofits. Join the hundreds of Midlands-area organizations who benefit from Midlands Gives each year.

  • $9.3 Million raised by Midlands Gives since 2014

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Livability

What makes residents love where they live? What draws people to a place and keeps them there? The Connected Communities grant initiative funds innovative philanthropic projects that connect residents to our community.

  • $1.6 million awarded to local nonprofits for innovative projects

  • Over 98,206 community members engaged

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On the Table

An exciting initiative where people discuss what's great about our community and how we can make it even better - more generous, vibrant, and engaged.

  • 1,500 participants in 2018

  • 89% say they will likely take specific action on an issue discussed at On the Table

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One SC Fund

The One SC Fund is a fundraising effort that helps South Carolinians who are recovering from a state-declared disaster.

  • $4.86 Million to support disaster recovery through the One SC Fund

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