At a Glance

The Hootie & 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. The funding priorities change annually, and previous grant cycles have funded projects such as arts education in schools, child welfare, mental health and veteran services.

Grant Timeline

February — Areas of Need are determined by Hootie and the Blowfish Foundation. Applications are by invitation only.

June — Organizations will be notified of funding status.

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

Information for Grant Recipients


Other Requests

DO NOT contact the Community Foundation for the following: performances by the band, sponsorship requests, 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 [email protected].