Central Carolina Community Foundation Invites Applications for Connected Communities Grants

The Central Carolina Community Foundation’s Connected Communities Grants program funds innovative philanthropic projects that connect residents of South Carolina Midlands to community.

Grants of up to $75,000 will be awarded in support of new or expansion projects with the potential to enhance community connections in the South Carolina Midlands region that incorporate novel approaches to creating a vibrant, connected community, raising public awareness of the area/region, and providing a measurable level of community involvement (including volunteers or participants).

The foundation will award grants in the following focus areas:

Vibrant Social Offerings — Projects include art, theater and museum exhibits, free programming at Boyd Plaza, pop-up concerts, plays, art, and movies.

Welcoming Community — Projects include virtual reality empathy projects, field trips for marginalized communities, and family events at recovery centers.

Superb Public Spaces — Projects include bike/walk trail improvements, street beautification projects, historic gardens and sites, and reimagining existing spaces to increase their use and enjoyment by the public.

Letters of Intent will be accepted September 1 through September 30.

To be eligible, applicants must be tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, including public entities, educational organizations, and faith-based organizations; and be registered for Midlands Gives and provide services in one of the following eleven counties in South Carolina: Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda, and Sumter. Organizations are expected to match 30 percent of the CCCF request.                        

See the Central Carolina Community Foundation for complete program guidelines, application instructions, and a PowerPoint presentation from their grant information session.


Deadline: October 01, 2019