Grant Information Sessions

Did you miss our grant information sessions this year? You can review the PowerPoint presentation here.


Apply For a Grant

Central Carolina Community Foundation awards grants through several competitive application processes each year.

Our service area includes the following 11 counties in the Midlands: Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda, and Sumter.

Over $170 Million in Grants and Scholarships awarded in the Midlands and beyond since 1984

Livability Grants

Grants focused on making our community a stronger place to live, work, and play.

Beyond the Table Grants – For nonprofit organizations or individuals with a fiscal sponsorship who aim to shape the future of our community.

Connected Communities Grants – Funds innovative projects in the areas of Welcoming Community, Vibrant Social Offerings, and Superb Public Spaces.


Place-Based Grants

Grants for specific counties in the Midlands

Greater Chapin Community Foundation – For nonprofits that serve the Greater Chapin area.

Knight Foundation Advised Fund – For projects that attract and keep talented people, expand economic opportunity, and create a culture of engagement in the greater Columbia area.

Orangeburg and Calhoun Counties Community Foundation – For nonprofits that serve Orangeburg and/or Calhoun counties.

Sonoco Foundation – For nonprofit organizations serving Darlington and/or Florence counties.

Sumter Community Foundation – For nonprofits that serve Sumter County.


Programmatic Grants

Grants for specific program areas

Aflac – For nonprofit programs in the areas of health & well-being, education, and community development.

Hootie & The Blowfish Foundation – Benefits children of South Carolina through education and music programs.

Lynches River Conservation – For projects that improve the water quality and ecological integrity of the Lynches River watershed.

Mary Seibert Charitable Trust – For organizations that support the humane treatment of animals and birds within the state of South Carolina.

Milford Wessinger Building Better Tomorrow Grant – Funds organizations addressing needs of clothing, food, secure shelter in Richland and Lexington Counties.

One SC Fund – Funds disaster relief and recovery assistance programs throughout South Carolina.


Capacity Building Grants

Capacity Building Mini-Grants – Funds to assist with organizational and financial stability, program quality, and growth.

Jumpstart Grants – To build fundraising capacity for nonprofit organizations.