When local nonprofits are operating at an optimal level, grants made by the Richland County Foundation make the most impact.
People tell stories about when it was scary to walk downtown, when crime was high and the lights were low, when there were more bars and massage parlors than restaurants and attractions. My memory does not go back that far. I can remember when the Carrousel was being built.
The moral of the story is the majority of what I do is in meetings and behind a computer screen but often I receive invitations from nonprofit organizations asking if I want to see what they’re doing and the answer is always, “ABSOLUTELY!”