The One SC Fund: COVID-19 Response is no longer accepting applications.


Donate to the One SC Fund

The One SC Fund: COVID-19 Response is a partnership between SC Grantmakers Network, Together SC, and the United Way Association of SC. The funds will be held at Central Carolina Community Foundation.  The funds deployed will enhance the efforts already underway in several counties and regions across South Carolina and will be used to address gaps in the response efforts, including support for communities that lack resources or an organized philanthropic response.

For information on One SC Fund Hurricane Response grants, please click below.

One SC Fund: Hurricane Response

History of the One SC Fund

The One SC Fund was first used to support nonprofit organizations providing relief and recovery assistance to the victims of the 2015 historic flood in the 24 FEMA designated emergency counties. When Hurricane Matthew struck our state in October 2016 and Hurricane Florence in 2018, the fund was also used to support nonprofit organizations providing relief and recovery assistance to those impacted by those Hurricanes.

Thanks to many generous donors throughout the state and nation, the Fund has distributed over $5,200,000 in grants to nonprofits to support disaster recovery projects across our state that have helped over 2,400 families return home.

Grant Guidelines

The One SC COVID-19 Response Fund will support nonprofits that are providing direct services in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Priority will be given to organizations serving under-resourced counties as well as those working with populations disproportionately impacted by this crisis in the areas of basic needs (food and water, shelter, safety and security).

It is strongly recommended that all applicants thoroughly review the One SC COVID Response Grant Guidelines prior to applying. These guidelines may change in response to the rapidly changing nature of this disaster. We encourage you to regularly check this site for any updates.



An organization must:

  • Be classified by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3), nonprofit entity or must make use of a fiscal agent that has a 501(c)(3) designation.
  • Complete an online application
  • Provide a detailed project budget
  • Provide their organization’s most recent 990 (please contact the One SC grant contact if this creates an undue burden on the applicant)

Non-eligible activities

  • Projects not associated with response to or impact of COVID-19 pandemic
  • Routine operating expenses of the organization
  • Fundraising projects
  • Endowment development or capital campaigns
  • Sponsorships 

Grant Amount

Organizations may request up to $25,000.  Coalitions may request up to $75,000. Note: Intermediaries representing coalitions may not assess fees, and are responsible for final reports to One SC.


Applications were due April 15, April 30, ​and May 30. ​The One SC Fund: COVID-19 Response is no longer accepting applications. The timeline for each funded project is six months.


Interested organizations may apply online. Mailed, emailed, faxed or hand-delivered applications will not be accepted.


Information for Grant Recipients

If your nonprofit received a COVID-19 Response grant from the One SC Fund, please use the link below to submit your grant report.



Thank you to the following organizations for their financial support of the One SC Fund: COVID-19 Response:

  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • Delta Dental of South Carolina
  • Dominion Energy
  • Duke Energy
  • The Duke Endowment
  • Harbor Freight Tools Foundation
  • SC Physicians Care Charity
  • Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC
  • TD Charitable Foundation
  • Wells Fargo Foundation

One SC Fund: COVID-19 Response Grants Committee

  • Mac Bennett, Cyberwoven, Chair (Lowcountry)

Representatives from SC Grantmakers Network

  • Katy Smith, Piedmont Health Foundation, Greenville Philanthropy Partnership (Upstate)
  • Darrin Goss, Coastal Community Foundation (Lowcountry)
  • Tom Keith, Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC (Midlands/Statewide)

Ex officio

  • Chris Steed, Fullerton Foundation (Upstate)
  • Erin Johnson, Central Carolina Community Foundation (Midlands)

Representatives from Together SC

  • Nate Barber, South State Bank (Midlands/ statewide)
  • Carl Humphries, Hope Health (PeeDee)
  • Anna Hamilton Lewin, SC Community Loan Fund (Lowcountry / statewide)

Ex Officio

  • Madeleine McGee, Together SC (Lowcountry/Statewide)

Representatives from UWASC

  • Clarence Batts, retired BASF (Upstate)
  • Matt Hammond, Dominion Energy (Midlands)
  • Graham Adams, SC Office of Rural Health (Midlands/Statewide)

Ex Officio

  • Naomi Lett, UWASC (Midlands)



Karen Oliver
Senior Director, Community Resources
United Way of the Midlands
Phone: 803.733.5416