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Midlands Community Response Fund: COVID-19
The Midlands Community Response Fund supports nonprofits in our 11-county region that are providing direct services in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency.
One SC Fund: COVID-19 Response
The One SC Fund is currently activated to fund statewide COVID-19 response efforts. The funds will be granted to nonprofits to respond to community needs stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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
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.
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.
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.
Midlands Community Response Fund – Provides relief, recovery, and rebuilding in response to a community-wide crisis or disaster in our 11-county service area.
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.