The One SC Fund: COVID-19 Response is not currently accepting applications. The application will re-open on March 8.


Donate to the One SC Fund

The One SC Fund: COVID-19 Response is a partnership between SC Grantmakers Network, Together SC, and the United Way Association of SC. The funds will be held at Central Carolina Community Foundation.  The funds deployed will enhance the efforts already underway in several counties and regions across South Carolina and will be used to address gaps in the response efforts, including support for communities that lack resources or an organized philanthropic response.

For information on One SC Fund Hurricane Response grants, please click below.

One SC Fund: Hurricane Response

History of the One SC Fund

The One SC Fund was first used to support nonprofit organizations providing relief and recovery assistance to the victims of the 2015 historic flood in the 24 FEMA designated emergency counties. When Hurricane Matthew struck our state in October 2016 and Hurricane Florence in 2018, the fund was also used to support nonprofit organizations providing relief and recovery assistance to those impacted by those Hurricanes.

Thanks to many generous donors throughout the state and nation, the Fund has distributed over $5,200,000 in grants to nonprofits to support disaster recovery projects across our state that have helped over 2,400 families return home.

Grant Guidelines

The One SC COVID-19 Response Fund will support nonprofits that are providing direct services in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Priority will be given to organizations serving under-resourced counties as well as those working with populations disproportionately impacted by this crisis in the areas of basic needs (food and water, shelter, safety and security).

It is strongly recommended that all applicants thoroughly review the One SC COVID Response Grant Guidelines prior to applying. These guidelines may change in response to the rapidly changing nature of this disaster. We encourage you to regularly check this site for any updates.



An organization must:

  • Be classified by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3), nonprofit entity or must make use of a fiscal agent that has a 501(c)(3) designation.
  • Complete an online application
  • Provide a detailed project budget
  • Provide their organization’s most recent 990 (please contact the One SC grant contact if this creates an undue burden on the applicant)

Non-eligible activities

  • Projects not associated with response to or impact of COVID-19 pandemic
  • Routine operating expenses of the organization
  • Fundraising projects
  • Endowment development or capital campaigns
  • Sponsorships 

Grant Amount

Organizations may request up to $25,000. Coalitions may request up to $75,000. Note: Intermediaries representing coalitions may not assess fees, and are responsible for final reports to One SC.


Applications were due April 15, April 30, ​and May 30. ​The One SC Fund: COVID-19 Response is no longer accepting applications. The timeline for each funded project is six months.


Interested organizations may apply online. Mailed, emailed, faxed or hand-delivered applications will not be accepted.


Information for Grant Recipients

If your nonprofit received a COVID-19 Response grant from the One SC Fund, please use the link below to submit your grant report.



The following organizations were awarded a total of $2.9 million in grants from the One SC Fund: COVID-19 Response.


  • Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention of SC
  • Eat Smart Move More
  • Feeding the Carolinas
  • Food Share
  • Homeless Period Project
  • SC Appleseed Legal Justice Center
  • South Carolina Association for Community Economic Development (SCACED)
  • Unitarian Universalist Church of Spartanburg, SC, Inc. on behalf of a coalition of SC nonprofits serving the Latinx immigrant community of SC


  • Hispanic Alliance
  • Humanities Foundation
  • Increasing H.O.P.E.
  • Meals on Wheels of Greenville
  • Pendleton Place
  • Sustaining Way
  • United Way of Anderson County
  • United Way of Greenville County
  • United Way of Greenwood and Abbeville Counties
  • United Way of Laurens County
  • United Way of Pickens County
  • United Way of the Piedmont


  • Able South Carolina
  • Ace Basin Growers
  • Chapin We Care Center
  • Columbia Free Medical Clinic, Inc.
  • Fairfield County Council on Aging
  • Good Samaritan Clinic
  • Midlands Housing Alliance dba Transitions Homeless Center
  • Power In Changing – Diaper Bank of the Midlands
  • United Way of Kershaw County
  • United Way of the Midlands (Fairfield County)
  • United Way of the Midlands (Lexington County)
  • United Way of the Midlands (Newberry County)
  • United Way of the Midlands (Orangeburg County)

Pee Dee

  • A Father’s Place
  • CareFIRST Carolina Foundation
  • Caring and Sharing Inc
  • Felician Center
  • Friendship Medical Clinic, Inc.
  • Healthy Learners (Dillon)
  • Help 4 Kids
  • Lighthouse Ministries, Florence, SC
  • M-WAM Mentoring
  • Pick 42 Foundation
  • United Way of Horry County, Inc.


  • Antioch Educational Center
  • Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention of SC
  • Black River United Way (BRUW)
  • Bluffton Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine
  • Bluffton Self Help
  • East Cooper Community Outreach [ECCO]
  • Edisto Indian Free Clinic
  • HELP of Beaufort
  • Homeless Period Project
  • Hopeful Horizons
  • Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach Services, Inc.
  • Ridgeville Community Resource Center, Inc.
  • Sandalwood Community Food Bank
  • Second Helpings, Inc.
  • Smith Medical Clinic, Inc.
  • South Carolina Association for Community Economic Development (SCACED)
  • South Carolina Association of Habitat Affiliates, Inc.
  • Sumpter Free Medical Clinic dba Sumpter Free Health Clinic
  • The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center, Inc.
  • The Salvation Army of Charleston
  • Tidelands Health (Georgetown Hospital System DBA Tidelands Health)
  • Trident United Way
  • United Way of the Lowcountry


Thank you to the following organizations for their financial support of the One SC Fund: COVID-19 Response:

  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • Delta Dental of South Carolina
  • Dominion Energy
  • Duke Energy
  • The Duke Endowment
  • Harbor Freight Tools Foundation
  • SC Physicians Care Charity
  • Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC
  • TD Charitable Foundation
  • Wells Fargo Foundation