The Carolina Children’s Home (CCH) Foundation is awarding $207,000 in grants to non-profits and scholarships to deserving students in the Midlands area. This is the third year that CCH has awarded grants and scholarships since transitioning to a public benefit non-profit in 2017. CCH existed as a traditional children’s home since 1909. The Board is now overseeing the remaining assets of CCH to ensure they continue to support the various needs of children in South Carolina.
A total of $80,000 is being awarded for scholarships and $127,000 is being awarded to community non-profits. All dollars awarded adhere to the mission of Carolina Children’s Home “to meet the underserved mental and physical health needs of children, young adults and their families.”
Sixteen $5,000 scholarships were awarded to students to assist with their post-secondary education. Eleven non-profits received grants, including the following organizations:
- CIRCLES (R) Lexington County
- Growing Home Southeast
- Healthy Learners
- Homeless No More
- McGregor Presbyterian Church (snack pack program)
- Mental Illness Recovery Center, Inc.
- The Nurturing Center
- Palmetto Place Children & Youth Services
- Prisma Health Midlands Foundation (on behalf of Prisma Health Children’s Hospital)
- Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands
- Youth Corps
“The Carolina Children’s Home Foundation Board is thrilled to award these community organizations with financial support to promote children’s initiatives in South Carolina,” said Stephen Creech, Chairman of the Board of Directors. “Instead of our traditional programs and bricks and mortar services, we are excited to further our mission as a foundation in this community for years to come.”
“We are so excited that our scholarship program will help these students while promoting careers in fields where there are needs for children today,” said Mze Wilkins, longtime Director on the CCH Board.
Interested individuals can contact Carolina Children’s Home at www.carolinachildrenshome.com.