The One SC Fund: COVID-19 Response, housed at Central Carolina Community Foundation, has awarded $551,000 to 25 organizations across South Carolina. The grants were awarded through a targeted approach to... Read More
The One SC Fund: COVID-19 Response grant application closes June 30, 2021.
It is strongly recommended that all applicants thoroughly review this webpage prior to applying. This guidance may change in response to the ever-changing nature of this disaster. We encourage you to regularly check this site for any updates.
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.
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.
In 2021, the One SC Fund: COVID-19 Response will continue serving 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.
Now accepting applications for Priority 1, 2 and 3 counties.
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:
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:
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
- 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
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
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.
2021 Grantees Serving Priority 1 Counties:
- Allendale County ALIVE
- Allendale Enterprise
- Axis I Center of Barnwell
- CareFIRST Carolina Foundation
- Community Initiatives, Inc.
- Darlington Long-Term Recovery Group
- Dillon LTRG
- Greater Greenwood United Ministry
- Lee County Council on Aging
- Lee RLI/Interagency Coalition
- Low Country Food Bank
- Macedonia Life Skills Center
- Marlboro Branch NAACP
- M-WAM Mentoring
- New Vision Community Development Corporation
- Orangeburg County Broadband
- Pee Dee Indian Nation of Upper South Carolina
- Performing Arts and Science Academy
- Pine Hill Indian Community Development
- Sumpter Free Medical Clinic
- The Rosa M. Douglas Scholarship Foundation
- THE SMARTBOX
- Tri-County Health Network
- Unitarian Universalist Church of Spartanburg, SC, Inc.
- Vital Aging of Williamsburg County, Inc.
The One SC Fund: COVID-19 Response awarded a total of $2.9 million in grants in 2020 and all of South Carolina’s 46 counties were served.
Thank you to the following organizations for their financial support of the One SC Fund: COVID-19 Response:
- Central Carolina Community Foundation
- The Duke Endowment
- Select Health
- The Smidt Foundation (Harbor Freight)
- BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
- The David Tepper Foundation
- Delta Dental of South Carolina
- Dominion Energy
- The Duke Endowment
- Duke Energy
- Fullerton Foundation
- Haley Family Foundation
- Lipscomb Family Foundation
- Lockheed Martin Corporation
- Nowak Charitable Fund
- SC Physician’s Care Charity
- Sisters of Charity
- The Smidt Foundation (Harbor Freight)
- TD Bank Charity
- Three Hebrew Boys Case Settlement
- Truist Bank
- Walmart Inc
- Wells Fargo