At a Glance

The Hootie and the Blowfish Foundation was established in 2000 to create an endowment to support charities in South Carolina and nationwide. Central Carolina Community Foundation administers the grant process for the Hootie and the Blowfish Foundation.

Darius Rucker, Jim “Soni” Sonefield, Dean Felber and Mark Bryan have embraced their fortuitous career with the community that supports them. The Hootie and the Blowfish Foundation was created in conjunction with the Hootie and the Blowfish Monday After the Masters Golf Tournament.

The Hootie and the Blowfish Foundation supports nonprofit organizations residing in South Carolina with multi-year Area of Need grants. Previous grant cycles have funded projects that benefit Arts Education in Schools, Child Welfare, and Veteran Services.

2020 Grant Timeline

February 2020 — Areas of Need are determined. Applications are by invitation only.

June 2020 — Organizations will be notified of funding status.

July 1, 2020 — Program Starts

June 30, 2023 — Program Ends

If your organization has a project that may fit the Hootie and the Blowfish Foundation’s funding priorities, please contact Cortney Bailey to discuss further.

Other Requests

DO NOT contact the Community Foundation for the following: performances by the band, participation in events such as golf tournaments, or for silent auction materials. We cannot assist with these requests. These types of requests should be emailed to