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Mirci Announces Spring 2023 Grant Awards

June 22, 2023

Columbia, S.C., June 22, 2023 – Mirci is a full-service Behavioral Healthcare organization, CARF accredited in five program areas, offering programs that follow industry best practice techniques. Each of the following grant awards assists in the fulfillment of Mirci’s mission to provide wraparound behavioral healthcare to individuals in Richland and Lexington County who are experiencing the adverse effects of mental illness.

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation Awards Mirci $5,000 Grant
Bank of America awards this grant in recognition of the trust and value placed in the Mirci mission and the excitement felt regarding the work being done to support mental health in our community. The focus of support is on improving the lives of individuals and families by investing in health, jobs, and strengthening broader community vitality by addressing needs related to small business resiliency, and community development.

The Cheerful Giver Awards Mirci $5,000 as Midlands Gives Match Donor
The Midlands’ beloved Cheerful Giver continues to graciously support Mirci with anonymous gifts. Matching funds pledged in the amount of $5,000 during the Central Carolina Community Foundation’s annual community fundraiser, Midlands Gives, helped
make this year’s event even more impactful.

The Carolina Children’s Home Foundation Grants Mirci $22,000 Award
The mission of the Carolina Children's Home Foundation “is to meet the underserved mental and physical health needs of children, young adults and their families.” Once a children’s home in Columbia, SC, today the CCH Foundation provides financial support and advocacy to children’s initiatives in South Carolina as well as scholarships to children and young adults seeking a post-secondary school education.

The Leon Levine Foundation Grants Mirci $75,000
Established in 1980, The Leon Levine Foundation supports programs and organizations that improve the human condition through investments in education, healthcare, human services and Jewish values. The Foundation invests in nonprofits across North
Carolina and South Carolina with strong leadership, a track record of success, and a plan for financial sustainability. This generous grant assists with general support of Mirci’s Adult and Youth Services Programs, allowing Mirci to continue upholding mental
health in honor of the life and legacy of the late Mr. Leon Levine.

Parrish Family Foundation Supports Mirci With $2,500 Grant

The Parrish family has lived in the Midlands of South Carolina for more than 40 years with a love for the community and a desire to work together to help families thrive. The Parrish Family Foundation was founded in 2009 to focus on investing in works that
lead people to Christ and strengthen families, and has issued more than 100 grants valued at more than $1,000,000.

UNUM-Colonial Life Awards Mirci $20,000 Healthier Communities Grant
Unum helps build strong and sustainable communities by partnering with organizations that give individuals and families — no matter their race, demographic or socioeconomic status — what they need to thrive. Healthier Communities grants provide support those who are disproportionately at risk to adverse health outcomes by funding innovative and action-oriented health and wellbeing programs.

The Lipscomb Family Foundation Awards Mirci $10,000 Grant
The primary mission of the Lipscomb Family Foundation is to encourage and foster the positive development of youth. The foundation makes grants in the South Carolina Midlands/Columbia area including Calhoun, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda, and Sumter counties.

“Without the support from each of these foundations, Mirci would not be able assist the hundreds of individuals who look to us each year for behavioral healthcare and support in their journey to mental health stability”, said Julie Ann Avin, Mirci President
and CEO. The work of these entities is at the heart of the Mirci mission; and allows them to continue upholding mental health across the Midlands every day.