The One SC Fund: COVID-19 Response grant application opens March 8.

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.

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 $5,400,000.
  • repaired over 1,950 homes.
  • delivered essential needs to over 8,500 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 700,000 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 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.

Priority 1 Counties: the online application opens March 8-31. At this time, the One SC Fund will only accept applications for projects serving one or more of the following 12 counties:

  1. Allendale
  2. Bamberg
  3. Barnwell
  4. Chester
  5. Darlington
  6. Dillon
  7. Greenwood
  8. Lee
  9. Marion
  10. Marlboro
  11. Orangeburg
  12. Williamsburg

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
  • Provide a detailed project budget

Non-eligible activities

  • Projects not directly 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. Coalitions are defined as a collaborative of a least two community service organizations. Intermediaries representing coalitions may not assess fees and are responsible for final reports to One SC. Organizations are encouraged to apply for the appropriate amount that it will take to serve their community through the project.


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

Priority 1, 2 and 3 Counties

  • June 1-30 – application open
  • July 30 – applicants notified of application status (declinations will be emailed)
  • August 1 – project starts
  • January 31 – project ends
  • February 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 March 8.


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.


2020 Grantees

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


  • Able South Carolina
  • Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention of SC
  • Eat Smart Move More
  • Feeding the Carolinas
  • Food Share
  • South Carolina Association of Habitat Affiliates, Inc.
  • 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
  • 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


  • 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
  • The Salvation Army of Charleston
  • 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
  • Hopeful Horizons
  • Humanities Foundation
  • Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach Services, Inc.
  • Ridgeville Community Resource Center, Inc.
  • Sandalwood Community Food Bank
  • Second Helpings, Inc.
  • Smith Medical Clinic, 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
  • Cigna
  • 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
  • Samsung
  • 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


  • The Duke Endowment
  • The Smidt Foundation (Harbor Freight)