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

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


Additional Grants

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

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