Aflac Supports 50 South Carolina Nonprofits with $411,824 in Grants

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Aflac awarded $411,824 to 50 South Carolina nonprofit organizations during its 2023 spring and fall grant cycles. Funds support programs and services that promote health and well-being, advance education and build upon Aflac’s commitment to children and families facing cancer.

Since establishing the Aflac Charitable Fund at Central Carolina Community Foundation in 2016, 296 grants totaling more than $2.4 million have been awarded to nonprofits across South Carolina.

“Aflac has a long history of supporting communities where we work and live,” said Bob Ruff, senior vice president, Group Voluntary Benefits, at Aflac, and member of the Central Carolina Community Foundation board of directors. “We celebrate the incredible work of these local charitable organizations and how they are using Aflac contributions to improve neighborhoods and communities across South Carolina.”

Aflac 2023 grant recipients:

• Boys & Girls Clubs of the Pee Dee Area
• Boys Farm, Inc.
• Camp Rise Above
• Cancer of Many Colors, Inc.
• Cellis Major Driffin I-Cedric Moses Driffin Pantry
• Children's Cancer Partners of the Carolinas
• City Year Columbia
• Cola Town Bike Collective
• Columbia Opportunity Resource
• Columbia Urban League, Inc.
• Communities In Schools of South Carolina
• Doors to Dream
• EmmanuWheel
• Epworth Children's Home
• Feonix – Mobility Rising
• Food Bank of Greenwood County
• Good Shepherd Free Medical Clinic of Laurens County
• Harvest Hope
• Healing Species
• Help 4 Kids
• Homeless No More, Inc.
• Hopeful Horizons
• Hospice and Palliative Care Foundation
• Junior Achievement of Greater South Carolina
• Kershaw Area Resource Exchange
• Leeza's Care Connection
• Lions Vision Services
• Logan Elementary Foundation
• Make a Wish Foundation of South Carolina
• MedNeed of SC
• North Columbia Community Enrichment Foundation
• Original Six Foundation
• Pace Center for Girls
• Pattison's Academy
• Real Champions, Inc.
• Ronald McDonald House Charities Columbia, SC
• SC Autism Society
• Senior Resources, Inc.
• Sistercare, Inc.
• Souper Bowl of Caring, Inc.
• South Carolina Youth Advocate Program (SCYAP)
• Special Olympics South Carolina
• Successteam Foundation for Youth Development
• Teach for America – South Carolina
• The Nurturing Center
• The Therapy Place
• The Unumb Center for Neurodevelopment
• Trident United Way
• Universal Community Improvement Organization
• Youth Corps

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The Aflac Charitable Fund was established at Central Carolina Community Foundation to enhance its charitable giving program in South Carolina. The Community Foundation is a centralized point of contact for all grant requests, administration, evaluation, outreach and distribution. Aflac’s grants committee is comprised of a dedicated group of community-minded employee volunteers.

Applications for Aflac’s spring grant cycle will be open March 1-15, 2024. For information about applying for an Aflac grant, visit the Central Carolina Community Foundation website or call (803) 254-5601.

About Central Carolina Community Foundation
Central Carolina Community Foundation, the Midlands' leader in collaborative philanthropy, is a nonprofit organization serving 11 counties in the Midlands of South Carolina 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, Connected Communities grants, the One SC Fund and annual scholarships. For more information about the Foundation, visit or call (803) 254-5601.

About Aflac Incorporated
Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL), a Fortune 500 company, has helped provide financial protection and peace of mind for more than 68 years to millions of policyholders and customers through its subsidiaries in the U.S. and Japan. In the U.S., Aflac is the No. 1 provider of supplemental health insurance products.1 In Japan, Aflac Life Insurance Japan is the leading provider of cancer and medical insurance in terms of policies in force. The company takes pride in being there for its policyholders when they need us most, as well as being included in 2023 in the World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere for 17 consecutive years, Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies for 22 years and Bloomberg’s Gender-Equality Index for the fourth consecutive year. In addition, the company became a signatory of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) in 2021 and has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index (2023) for 10 years. To find out how to get help with expenses health insurance doesn't cover, get to know us at or Investors may learn more about Aflac Incorporated and its commitment to corporate social responsibility and sustainability at under “Sustainability.”

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