Sonoco views its philanthropic and business endeavors as investments to improve the quality of life in communities where the Company has operations. The Sonoco Foundation is responsive to human needs through its support of quality projects and programs within the areas it supports.
The Sonoco Foundation's grant program focuses on supporting institutions with a local, rather than a national or international, perspective.
Central Carolina Community Foundation administers the grant process for the Sonoco Foundation. The Sonoco Foundation accepts grant proposals from nonprofit organizations serving Darlington and/or Florence counties.
Proposals are accepted for:
Arts and Culture: Consideration is given to grants that support arts and cultural organizations, public broadcasting, museums and other organizations offering cultural enrichment.
Community Development: Consideration is given to grants that support infrastructure and community beautification efforts.
Environment: Consideration is given to grants that support conservation and environmental efforts.
Education: Consideration is given to grants that support all levels of education, including higher education institutions that supply Sonoco’s future leaders and technology experts.
Health and Wellness: Consideration is given to grants that support health and wellness organizations, primarily through grants to United Way campaigns. Requests for support for hospital capital fund drives, youth agencies, emergency services and welfare programs not funded by the United Way will be considered.
Apply for a Grant
Applications for Sonoco Foundation grants are currently closed. The Sonoco Foundation reviews grant applications twice a year at the end of April and September. Decisions will be communicated to applicants within 30 days of the committee's review.
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Information for Grant Recipients
If your nonprofit received a grant from the Sonoco Foundation, please use the link below to submit your final grant report.
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