Connections Fund

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A nonprofit fundraiser supporting

Richland County Foundation
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Inspiring philanthropy among emerging philanthropists while catalyzing change through grantmaking.


raised by 16 people

$5,000 goal

The Connections Fund was established in 2004 to encourage philanthropy from a younger donor base, however, today the focus of the fund aims to meet emerging donors where they are in their philanthropic journey while impacting the Richland County community through grantmaking and volunteerism.

Since it's inception, the fund has made nearly $120k in grants and members have volunteered at various Richland County non-profits. 

An advisory committee acts as the governing body for the fund, working closely with the Richland County Foundation staff and board to guide grantmaking and other philanthropic goals. The committee is comprised of professionals, community leaders, and citizens with a desire to give back to their community.

In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic afforded the committee the opportunity to take a step back, re-evaluate and expand their vision for of the fund. Currently, the committee is having exciting discussions about goals for grantmaking and the most effective ways for expanding their philanthropic footprint in Richland County, with a grant focus that will influence Richland County's younger generations.

Your donation in support of the Connections Fund will be influential in further building the endowed fund and expanding Connections' grantmaking possibilities.

This fundraiser supports

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Richland County Foundation

Organized By Siera Marth-May

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