Central Carolina Community Foundation is working to make the Midlands more connected, vibrant, compassionate, and engaged. The Foundation strives for a livable, equitable, and just community to live, work, play and raise a family. Connected Communities grants support this work through funding innovative ideas from nonprofit organizations that will further knit the community together. The Foundation aims to inspire organizations to engage and invest in the community and build on the community’s existing assets.
Connected Communities is a challenge grant for interesting and engaging ideas to improve the community’s quality of life and livability and increase residents’ satisfaction and community attachment.
Connected Communities projects should increase the quality of life, community attachment and satisfaction by increasing Midlands residents’ easy access to:
Priority will be given to projects that promote equity, and incorporate policy, advocacy, institutional/systems change and/or social justice (equal rights, opportunity, and treatment for all). Central Carolina Community Foundation will continue to prioritize organizations outside Richland County and/or led by Black, Indigenous and people of color.
The Foundation is looking for ideas that …
Grantees may allocate up to 15% of their grant award for general and administrative costs (i.e. overhead or indirect costs).