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 РFunds 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