Hootie & the Blowfish Foundation

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. Funds benefit music education programs and nonprofit professional development.

School Music and Arts Program Grants

The Hootie and the Blowfish Foundation is eager to support the Music and Arts programs in South Carolina’s publicly funded schools. Priority is given to schools with a Title 1 designation. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Schools can apply for up to $1,500 once a year and will receive a response within 45 days of application submission. This is a competitive process and funding is not guaranteed.

Click here to complete an application for School Music and Arts Program Grants. 

Professional Development and Training Grants

The Hootie and the Blowfish Foundation is eager to support the professional development and training needs of nonprofit organizations in South Carolina with an annual budget less than $750,000. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Organizations can apply for up to $1,500 once a year and will receive a response within 45 days of application submission. This is a competitive process and funding is not guaranteed.

Click here to complete an application for Professional Development and Training Grants.

Questions? Contact Erin Johnson at erin@yourfoundation.org or 803.254.5601 x322.

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 Requests@hootie.com.

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