According to the Knight Foundation’s Soul of the Community Study, ‘Vibrant Social Offerings’ are social infrastructure that allows residents to enjoy their community together and how respondent’s perceive elements such as a vibrant nightlife, good places to meet people and residents caring for one another. Projects in this focus area support the availability of community events and arts and cultural opportunities.

2019 Connected Communities Grant Recipients

The following nonprofits received a Connected Communities grant for their work in the ‘Vibrant Social Offerings” area.  Check back to this page throughout the year for updates on these projects.

  • Ensemble Eclectica” is an innovative interdisciplinary contemporary chamber ensemble. Their project will share the talents of South Carolina’s composers, dancers and artists in Columbia.
  • Friends of Harbison State will make major improvements to the “Firebreak Trail Entrance,” the most used entrance to the park. The improved trail will include a necessary footbridge and provide much needed access to the education center.
  • River Alliance‘s: “12,000 Year History Park,” is located on Congaree Creek in Cayce. The park includes two miles of ADA accessible trails, bridges, and boardwalks. The project will add onsite interpretive panels to allow all visitors access to the layers of history.
  • The Jasper Project’s: “The Supper Table,” is a multidisciplinary arts project celebrating the history of SC women and contemporary SC women artists. The project will include 15 place settings created by SC women visual/textile artists and 150 tiles naming a groundbreaking SC women.