Foundation Accepting Letters of Intent for Connected Communities Grants

August 1, 2017

August 1, 2017 (Columbia, SC): Central Carolina Community Foundation is now accepting Letters of Intent for Connected Communities grants. The Connected Communities grant initiative funds innovative philanthropic projects that connects residents to our community. The initiative funds ideas in three focus areas, identified by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Gallup as the most important elements for an attractive community:

  • Welcoming Community, which supports open and inclusive activities and programs
  • Vibrant Social Offerings, which support the availability of community events and arts and cultural opportunities
  • Superb Public Spaces, which enhance the beauty and physical setting of the Midlands community

Central Carolina Community Foundation will award grants up to $75,000. In order to inspire innovation, the grants will serve as challenge grants; secured funding will not be required until a grant is awarded. Any 501 (c)(3) public entity that is located in one of the 11 counties the Community Foundation serves and, is working in one of the three focus areas, is eligible to participate. Letters of Intent are being accepted from August 1, 2017 through September 1, 2017 through the Foundation's online form.

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Organizations are invited to attend an informational webinar on August 10, 2017 at 10:00 AM to learn more about the Connected Communities grant. Click here on August 10 to join the webinar. Note: this will be the same information that was presented at the Grant Opportunities Sessions in Lexington, Orangeburg, and Sumter the end of July.

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