COLUMBIA – Midlands Gives Day, the 18-hour online giving event, returns Tuesday, May 7. More than 600 non-profits from 11 Midlands counties are participating in Central Carolina Community Foundation’s giving initiative.

Donors can visit to browse their favorite organizations, filtering by county and category. The minimum donation is $10.

This year, an anonymous donor, Cheerful Giver, has offered $639,500 in matches to 174 non-profits. Participating Midlands Gives non-profits also have a chance to win more than $90,000 in sponsor prizes.

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To celebrate our community’s spirit of giving, the public is invited to a Midlands Gives Block Party at Segra Park from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 7, rain or shine. Attendees can expect a festive atmosphere with games, complimentary hot dogs, popcorn, and soft drinks while supplies last.

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Donors who join the festivities can win prizes (like Columbia Fireflies Fan Experiences), connect with community members, and support Midlands nonprofit organizations.

“Midlands Gives Day is not only about raising funds; it’s about bringing our community together to make a meaningful difference,” says Erin Johnson, vice president of community investment. “Every donation, no matter the size, can transform lives and strengthen our community.”

For more information about Midlands Gives and to donate, visit

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