South Carolina Grants and Foundations

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Denise Elizabeth
Denise Elizabeth
Senior Financial Editor & Writer

Date Published: February 23, 2021

Abney Foundation

The mission of The Abney Foundation is to make grants for innovative and creative projects, and to programs which are responsive to changing community needs in the areas of education, health, social service and cultural affairs. Our primary focus is placed on higher education. Agencies applying for funds should be serving the citizens of South Carolina. Applicants may submit a Letter of Intent briefly describing the project before submitting a proposal in…

Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation

The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation is focused on enhancing education, preserving greenspace, sustaining the arts and sparking collaboration among its community partners. The Foundation™s geographic focus is on communities where members of the Blank family have deep roots: Atlanta; Maricopa County, Arizona; and Beaufort County, South Carolina.

BJH Foundation

The BJH Foundation for Senior Services is a private foundation that was formed as a successor to the Blumenthal Jewish Home for the Aged (the “Home”), which was established in Clemmons, NC in 1962. Grants are awarded to meet a variety of physical, mental and social needs of Jewish seniors. The Foundation desires to support new innovative, community–based programs with an emphasis on special or unmet needs of seniors, particularly in areas where servi…

Byerly Foundation - Hartsville, South Carolina

The Byerly Foundation Board has determined that the quality of education within a community is one of the chief factors contributing to the quality of life for all its citizens. So, since The Foundation began making grants in 1998, public education has been a top priority. The Board also believes that a vital, growing community must have a strong economic structure and that many of the grants should help to enhance the economic development of the community…

C. Louis Meyer Family Foundation - NC, SC, Chicago

The C. Louis Meyer Family Foundation provides grants to non profit organizations – classified by the Internal Revenue Service Code as 501c(cX3) – that provide services in the areas of Education, Community and Civic Affairs, Health, the Arts, Religion and our Youth. Grants will tend to be made to smaller organizations located in areas where our trustees reside which include but are not limited to the Sandhills area of North Carolina, South Carol…

Carolinas Credit Union Foundation - NC, SC

The Carolinas Credit Union Foundation is the cooperative charitable organization representing the credit unions of North Carolina and South Carolina, their members, and their communities.

Central Carolina Community Foundation

The Central Carolina Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization serving 11 counties in the Midlands by distributing grants and scholarships and linking the resources of donors, nonprofits and community leaders to areas of need. The Foundation has shifted its competitive grantmaking focus to target strategic areas of need in our community. The overriding goal is to make targeted grants that will have a measurable, positive impact on issues that affect…

Charles B. Keesee Educational Fund

The Charles B. Keesee Educational Fund, Inc. was established in 1941 by Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Keesee of Martinsville, Virginia, for the purpose of aiding worthy men and women to obtain an education. You must be a resident of Virginia, North Carolina or South Carolina for a minimum of twelve months immediately prior to entering any educational institution.

Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina

The mission of Coastal Community Foundation is to foster philanthropy for the lasting good of the community. Commitment to building community vitality throughout coastal Carolina is one thing that unites our nonprofit partners. Ranging from arts or health–related organizations to education programming, conserving the environment, strengthening neighborhoods and satisfying human needs, we are connected to the full spectrum of charitable and nonprofit…

Community Foundation of Greenville, South Carolina

The Community Foundation of Greater Greenville awards grants to IRS qualified charities. Community Enrichment Grants are awarded annually on a competitive basis. Grants are available to nonprofit organizations that serve Greenville County. The Hollingsworth Funds, Inc. has a competitive grant process that is administered by the Community Foundation. The distribution of these funds is determined by the Hollingsworth Funds, Inc. Board of Directors. The Commu…

Community Foundation of the Lowcountry

The Community Foundation of the Lowcountry serves the counties of Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, and Jasper Counties in South Carolina. A key element of the community foundation’s mission is “connecting people, resources, and needs.” We achieve this objective by carrying out the intent of our donors through donor–directed grants and by implementing a grantmaking strategy to address community needs with unrestricted dollars.

Dorothy F. Thorne Foundation - New England, NY, SC, NM, WA

The Dorothy F. Thorne Foundation was founded in 1997 to support the work of non–profits in the communities where family members live and work. The Foundation is currently active in: New England, New York, South Carolina, Northern New Mexico, Washington State. We value non–profit enterprises that are effective, dedicated and supported by individuals living in the area. Models that are responsive to emerging needs and opportunities are especially…

Duke Endowment

The Endowment’s mission is to serve the people of North Carolina and South Carolina by supporting selected programs of higher education, health care, children’s welfare, and spiritual life.

Eastern Carolina Community Foundation

The Eastern Carolina Community Foundation improves the quality of life in this area of South Carolina through inspired philanthropy and innovative community programs. The Foundation will make grant opportunities available for local nonprofit organizations. Grants are made primarily to charities that serve the needs of residents in Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion, Marlboro, and Williamsburg counties.

Fluor Foundation - AK, CA, LA, NY. SC, NC, PA, TN, TX, VA, WA, Wash DC

The Fluor Foundation has a long history of investing in communities, nonprofit organizations, and education. Since its inception in 1952, the foundation, along with Fluor Corporation, has contributed more than $145 million to projects around the world. Areas of funding interest include Education, Human Services, Culture, Public/Civic Affairs. Geographical focus areas: AK, CA, LA, NY. SC, NC, PA, TN, TX, VA, WA, Wash DC.

Foothills Community Foundation

The Foothills Community Foundation is a non–profit 501(c)3 charity formed in 1999 to retain and nurture the charitable wealth in the four South Carolina counties of Abbeville, Anderson, Oconee and Pickens. The Foundation provides financial support for the charitable institutions and agencies serving the residents of the area.

Foundation For The Carolinas

The Foundation For The Carolinas inspires philanthropy and strengthens our region through innovative community initiatives and quality services to donors and constituents. Most of the Foundation’s affiliated community foundations have competitive grantmaking programs which support numerous vital programs in their communities.

Frances P Bunnelle Foundation - Georgetown County

Strategic Initiative Grants – Currently, funding is targeted toward encouraging positive youth development and the grants have been made. Applications were accepted by invitation only. Grants for the Common Good – Grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded annually on a competitive basis to non–profit organizations doing exemplary work in any of three focus areas.

Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation

The Foundation™s mission of land conservation and artistic vitality for communities in the Chicago region and the Lowcountry of South Carolina honors the values and legacy of the founders by focusing on two of the conditions crucial to vital human communities: a healthy natural environment and artistic expression.

Graham Foundation

The Foundation focuses geographically on Greenville, SC and upstate South Carolina. Grants outside of this region will be possible but unusual. The Graham Foundation has adopted six (6) primary areas of focus: Arts, Children. Education, Community Welfare, Envirenment and Religion.

Grants Fundraising.com

Grants Fundraising.com’s purpose is to help spread the word about grants programs initiatives and fundraising opportunities from foundations, 501c3 non“profits organizations and private sector sources by posting those initiatives on our site. If your organization, foundation or fundraising company has grants opportunities and you are looking to spread the word about it we invite you to contact us about it so we may be able to post your grant i…

Joanna Foundation

The Joanna Foundation makes grants only to organizations qualifying as tax–exempt under the Internal Revenue Code and not classified as private foundations. Areas of funding interest include Education, Youth and Social Services, Community Development, Environment, Arts & Humanities. Geographical areas of funding interest are the counties of Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester, Laurens and Newberry.

Lancaster County Community Foundation

The Lancaster County Community Foundation is a permanent endowment established in 1988 by local leaders to benefit a broad range of charitable purposes. Funding Priorities: Grants will be awarded to nonprofit organizations obtaining results supporting basic needs in the following areas: Food , Shelter, Clothing, Utilities, Medication. Grants are limited to eligible organizations for projects that will benefit Lancaster County, SC.

Mary Black Foundation

The mission of the Mary Black Foundation is to improve the health and wellness of the people and communities of Spartanburg County, South Carolina. The Foundation devotes the majority of its resources to efforts that address the underlying causes of poor health outcomes in Spartanburg County. The Foundation works to achieve its mission by concentrating its grantmaking in two priority areas: Active Living and Early Childhood Development. In addition to its…

New Morning Foundation

New Morning Foundation supports programs that have as their common objective a reduction in the incidence of adolescent and teenage pregnancies in South Carolina, related research–based initiatives, and local coalitions to address the needs of at–risk youth.

Nord Family Foundation - OH, CO, SC, MA

The Nord Family Foundation is interested in programs that strengthen families and improve public service. Grants are awarded in the fields of Health and Social Services, Education, Arts and Culture, and Civic Affairs. High priority is given to programs that address the needs of economically or socially disadvantaged families. Projects that attack root causes of social problems are also of special interest. The Foundation awards grants in several geographic…

Progress Energy Foundation

Foundation grants are a minimum of $10,000 and target specific issues within education, economic development and the environment. Grants are limited to organizations that serve Progress Energy customers in Florida, North Carolina or South Carolina.

Self Family Foundation

The Self Family Foundation will support organizations that help people rebuild their communities from the inside out by focusing on assets and mobilizing relationships between local institutions, businesses and residents. Primary grant target areas: Education, Health Care. Secondary grant target areas: Arts, culture and history –– increasing awareness of and access to activities specifically within Greenwood, South Carolina. Proposals are due b…

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina works daily to address the needs of the poor and underserved in South Carolina through a variety of programs, grant opportunities, education and training for nonprofit organizations, evaluation, collaborative ventures and public policy work.

South Carolina Developmental Disabilities Council

Provides leadership in advocating, funding, and implementing initiatives which recognize the inherent dignity of each individual.

Spartanburg County Foundation

The Spartanburg County Foundation considers only those organizations and institutions that are recognized as 501 (c) (3) non–profit and/or tax exempt entities providing services to the residents of Spartanburg County, South Carolina. By meeting these criteria, certain institutions and organizations located outside of Spartanburg County may be eligible for funding. Except in unusual circumstances, multi–year grants are not considered. Grant size…

Springs Close Foundation

The Foundation follows a philosophy that resources are here to assist community groups and agencies with programs and projects that will contribute the most to improving the quality of life for the people in its service area. Historically, the Foundation has had three major areas of program interest: Recreation & Environment, Public Education & Early Childhood Development, Community Service & Health.

The Abney Foundation

The mission of The Abney Foundation is to make grants for innovative and creative projects, and to programs which are responsive to changing community needs in the areas of education, health, social service and cultural affairs. Our primary focus is placed on higher education. Agencies applying for funds should be serving the citizens of South Carolina.

V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation

The Foundation has emphasized environmental grantmaking since it was founded in 1991. We have also undertaken a grantmaking program in Greenwood, South Carolina , and supported medical research, especially in the field of eye research. The Foundation has three principal areas of interest: The Environment – Since its creation, the Foundation has allocated approximately 80% of its funds to strengthen environmental research and education, and to further…

Waccamaw Community Foundation

The Waccamaw Community Foundation helps individuals, families, businesses and organizations create permanent charitable funds that help our community meet the challenges of changing times. Since 1999, the Waccamaw Community Foundation has awarded grants to help vital programs in our Community and beyond totaling more than $8,800,000. These grants were directed to children, animals, the arts, the environment, education and more. Geographical area of interes…

Wachovia Foundation

The Wachovia Foundation is a private foundation that is funded annually by Wachovia Corporation. We provide grants to eligible 501(c)(3) tax–exempt organizations in two primary and two secondary focus areas. Primary Focus Areas: Education, Community Development. Secondary Focus Areas: Health and Human Services, Arts and Culture. Geographical areas: Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Yor…

Watson-Brown Foundation

The Watson–Brown Foundation supports education directly by administering its own college scholarship program and by operating three house museums in Thomson, Georgia. The Foundation supports historic preservation in part through its Junior Board of Trustees, a group of talented high school students that awards $25,000 in grants annually to worthy projects and organizations in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) of Georgia and South Carolina.

WebbCraft Family Foundation

The WebbCraft Family Foundation, Inc. is committed to providing support for education and the development of individuals in the Belton and Honea Path area. Program areas include Education, Arts & Culture, Scholarships

Yawkey Foundations

The Yawkey Foundations are committed to continuing the legacy of Tom and Jean Yawkey by making significant and positive impacts on the quality of life of children, families, and the underserved in the areas which the Yawkeys called home, New England and Georgetown County, South Carolina.