The Beyond the Table grants distributed by Central Carolina Community Foundation
(COLUMBIA, S.C.) — Central Carolina Community Foundation, the Midlands’ local center for philanthropy, has awarded $19,500 to 10 local nonprofit organizations to address top community needs. The grants were awarded through the Beyond the Table mini-grant initiative to inspire action on ideas discussed during On the Table.
“For the past three years, On the Table has brought residents together for meaningful conversations about the issues we face as a community,” says JoAnn Turnquist, president and CEO of Central Carolina Community Foundation. “The Beyond the Table grants make it possible for community members to take action and address those issues head-on.”
Applications were reviewed by a committee composed of community members and were open to nonprofit organizations and individuals with a fiscal sponsorship. The projects all address at least one issue identified as a community priority in the 2019 On the Table survey.
This year’s recipients, and their respective projects, are:
For more information on “Beyond the Table mini-grants, visit onthetablecola.org/grants.
Community Invited to February 11 On the Table Insights &Impact Virtual Event
For the last three years, thousands of community members have voiced their opinions during On the Table conversations and participated in an annual survey that uncovered further insights about community issues. Participants have engaged in meaningful dialogue, formed deep connections and participated in a ripple of action that is making our community stronger. Central Carolina Community Foundation is hosting a virtual YouTube livestream on February 11 at noon to share insights learned during the last three years, including data from the 2020 On the Table Impact Report. To register for the event and receive the link, visit www.onthetablecola.org/attend.
Ignited by a national initiative
On the Table, Powered by Central Carolina Community Foundation is part of a national initiative funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. On the Table replicates an annual civic engagement initiative of the same name developed by The Chicago Community Trust in 2014.
Support for On the Table advances Knight Foundation’s work to help cities attract and keep talented people, expand economic opportunity and create a culture of civic engagement. Knight Foundation believes that successful communities are equitable, inclusive and participatory. On the Table is also generously funded by First Citizens Bank. For more information about On the Table, visit onthetablecola.org/ or call 803-254-5601.
About Central Carolina Community Foundation:
Central Carolina Community Foundation, the Midlands’ center for philanthropy, is a nonprofit organization serving 11 counties in the Midlands by distributing grants and scholarships and linking the resources of donors, nonprofits and area leaders to communities in need. Major initiatives include the online giving challenge Midlands Gives, On the Table, Connected Communities grants, the One SC Fund, and annual scholarships. For more information about the Foundation, visit www.yourfoundation.org or call 803.254.5601.