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Why We Exist

Mission

Our mission is to actively strengthen and grow the economic and education base of the 29203 community, city of Columbia, Richland County and the state of South Carolina. Our focus is on economic empowerment through business development, training for underserved groups, housing and education/life-long learning.   We are “Building Capacity to Build Community”.

The Wiley Kennedy Foundation (WKF) brings leadership, resources, coordination, focus, and scale to our network’s and community sectors. Our programs unite the passion, commitment and talent of participants with the assets of community organizations and the funding from public and private partnership to build enduring community capacity to solve problems. WKF is an IRS 501©3 operating non-profit organization.