One SC Fund

The One SC Fund is a fundraising effort that helps South Carolinians who are recovering from a disaster, such as Hurricane Matthew and the 2015 Thousand Year Flood.

Make a Donation

Donations are also accepted through the mail at:

Central Carolina Community Foundation-One SC, 2711 Middleburg Drive, Suite 213, Columbia, SC 29204

Please make checks payable to Central Carolina Community Foundation-One SC

About the One SC Fund

Former Governor Nikki Haley- with the help of Central Carolina Community Foundation and a team of South Carolinians from entertainment, business and public service-announced the One SC Fund in November 2015 after flooding touched South Carolinians from every walk of life.

Established to help South Carolinians recover from a disaster, the One SC Fund was first used to support nonprofit organizations providing relief and recovery assistance to flood victims in the 24 FEMA designated emergency counties. When Hurricane Matthew struck our state in October 2016, the Fund was also used to support nonprofit organizations providing relief and recovery assistance to those impacted by the Hurricane. Thanks to many generous donors throughout the state and nation, the Fund has distributed over $3,200,000 in grants to nonprofits to support disaster recovery projects across our state that have helped over 1,500 families return home.

Click to View the 2015 One SC Impact Report

Effective September 8, 2017, the One SC Fund will provide grants to fund relief, recovery and/or rebuilding assistance programs from state-declared emergencies, provided by nonprofit organizations. 

Individuals are not eligible to apply. 

The need is great. Donations to the One SC Fund are being accepted and will help continue the work of serving those impacted by the disasters that have hit our state.

To donate, click the button at the top of this page. 

Nonprofits: Apply for a Grant

Nonprofits: Click here for more information and to apply for a grant.

Recent News About This Fund:

Grants Committee

The Foundation thanks the following members of the One SC Fund grants committee:

  • Ms. Marcia Adams | Director, South Carolina Department of Administration
  • Mr. James Burns | Partner, Nelson Mullins
  • Mr. Brent Groome | Chief Executive, Marketing, Economic and Strategic Initiatives, HTC, Inc.;Waccamaw Community Foundation Trustee
  • Mr. Bruce Hughes | President of the Celerian Group, BlueCross BlueShield of SC; Central Carolina Community Foundation Board Chair
  • Mr. Mikee Johnson | President & CEO, Cox Industries
  • Mr. David Jensen | Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Advisors; Coastal Community Foundation Board Chair
  • Mr. Michael Sechrest | Founder, Interactive Data Visualization (IDV)
  • Ms. Bhavna Vasudeva | Vice Chair of Community Impact Committee, Central Carolina Community Foundation
  • Mr. Chris Watson | Manager, Motion Industries; Owner, Learning Express
  • Mr. John Wymouth | Board Chairman, Community Foundation of the Lowcountry

Additional Information about This Fund:

  • Former Governor Nikki Haley recruited a team of notable South Carolinians who have helped promote giving to the fund, including David Beasley, Tajh Boyd, Stephen Colbert, Jay Hass, Marcus Lattimore, Edwin McCain, Bob McNair, Craig Melvin, Chris Randolph, Jerry Richardson, Joe Riley, Darius Rucker, Steve Spurrier, Dawn Staley, Dabo Swinney and Anita Zucker.
  • The Community Foundation's board provided the initial funding of $50,000 and additional donations are being received from across the country. The Governor's Original Six Foundation has donated $55,000 to underwrite administration of the fund so that 100% of the dollars raised will go to local organizations aiding those in need. In addition, a matching challenge gift of $100,000 was donated by the Lipscomb Family Foundation.
  • The fund has been endorsed by the Midlands Regional Mayors and has received financial support from corporations, foundations and individuals across the Midlands and our state.

Additional Resources

For individuals seeking assistance from disasters, we recommend calling the United Way of South Carolina's 2-1-1 hotline.

For individuals seeking volunteer opportunities, please visit the United Way of South Carolina's Volunteer page at www.volunteersc.org.

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