The One SC Fund: COVID-19 Response is now closed and will not accept additional applications. Current grantees must submit their final reports using the link below.


Donate to the One SC Fund

The One SC Fund: COVID-19 Response is a statewide COVID response and recovery fund 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 is a statewide disaster response fund that supports nonprofit organizations providing relief and recovery assistance after state-declared disasters. The Fund was first activated by Governor Haley after the 2015 historic flood and since supported South Carolinians through Hurricanes Matthew (2016) and Florence (2018). In response to the flood and hurricanes, the One SC Fund has:

  • awarded more than $5,600,000.
  • repaired over 2,000 homes.
  • delivered essential needs to over 6,700 South Carolinians.

In March 2020, the One SC Fund was activated again in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. By July 2020, over $2.9M was raised and distributed to 93 nonprofits serving every South Carolina county. These grants provided essential goods and services to over 600,000 South Carolinians, including food, rent/mortgage assistance, childcare, PPE, and education support. See One SC Fund: COVID-19 Response Snapshot for additional details.

Grant Guidelines

In 2021, the One SC Fund: COVID-19 Response served all 46 counties through a targeted approach that will support South Carolina’s most vulnerable communities. Initially, the One SC Fund will employ a tiered approach (see map below) and priority will be given to organizations serving counties and populations most impacted by the pandemic. As such, a majority of One SC Fund grants will be made to organizations that are led by people who are Black, Indigenous or people of color (BIPOC) and are highly trusted by and deeply embedded in these communities.

The 2021 One SC Fund: COVID-19 Response Grants will include but not be limited to aiding SC residents with basic needs, education support, rent/utility assistance, mental health support and vaccine rollout.

Priority 1 and 2 Counties: the online application opens June 1-30. The One SC Fund is accepting applications for projects serving one or more of the following 21 counties:

  1. Allendale
  2. Bamberg
  3. Barnwell
  4. Cherokee
  5. Chester
  6. Clarendon
  7. Colleton
  8. Darlington
  9. Dillon
  10. Fairfield
  11. Florence
  12. Georgetown
  13. Greenwood
  14. Hampton
  15. Lee
  16. Marion
  17. Marlboro
  18. Orangeburg
  19. Sumter
  20. Union
  21. Williamsburg

Priority 3 counties can also apply June 1-30. To be considered for funding, projects in Priority 3 counties must serve predominately BIPOC communities. These 7 counties include:

  1. Abbeville
  2. Beaufort
  3. Berkeley
  4. Kershaw
  5. Lancaster
  6. Saluda
  7. York

Priority will be given to organizations led by people who are Black, Indigenous or people of color and projects intentionally serving those communities.


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

Non-eligible activities

  • Projects not directly associated with response to or impact of the 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. Coalitions are defined as a collaborative of a minimum of two community service organizations (preferably more). Intermediaries representing coalitions may not assess fees and are responsible for final grant reports to One SC. Organizations are encouraged to apply for the appropriate amount that it will take to serve their community through the project.


2021 Round 1: Priority 1 Counties

  • March 8-31 – application open
  • April 30 – applicants notified of application status (declinations will be emailed)
  • May 1 – project starts
  • October 31 – project ends
  • November 15 – final report due

2021 Round 2: Priority 1, 2 and 3 Counties

  • June 1-30 – application open
  • August 11 – applicants notified of application status (declinations will be emailed)
  • September 1 – project starts
  • February 28 – project ends
  • March 15 – final report due

Remaining Counties

TBD – application open



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

Application opens June 1.


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.


A list of 2020 and 2021 One SC Fund: COVID-19 Response Grantees, click here.


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


  • Central Carolina Community Foundation
  • Colonial Life
  • The Duke Endowment
  • Harbor Freight Tools Foundation, LLC
  • Select Health
  • Verizon


  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • Cigna
  • The David Tepper Foundation
  • Delta Dental of South Carolina
  • Dominion Energy
  • The Duke Endowment
  • Duke Energy
  • Fullerton Foundation
  • Haley Family Foundation
  • Harbor Freight Tools Foundation, LLC
  • Lipscomb Family Foundation
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Nowak Charitable Fund
  • Samsung
  • SC Physician’s Care Charity
  • Sisters of Charity
  • TD Bank Charity
  • Three Hebrew Boys Case Settlement
  • Truist Bank
  • Walmart Inc
  • Wells Fargo