Grants bring total to more than $8.5 million distributed to nonprofits since the fund’s inception
Columbia, SC — The One SC Fund Hurricane Response Committee has awarded $426,600 in grants to 11 organizations across South Carolina for disaster relief and recovery projects. To date, the One SC Fund — established by former Governor Nikki Haley in November 2015 after the Thousand Year Flood to help South Carolinians who are recovering from a disaster — has distributed more than $8.5 million in grants to nonprofits to support disaster recovery projects and COVID-19 relief efforts across the state. To date, One SC grantees have repaired more than 2,200 homes and served over 330,000 residents with case management, home furnishings, rent and utility assistance, healthcare and food. To support the fund, visit www.onescfund.org.
The grants from the fall 2020 cycle funded organizations providing relief, recovery and rebuilding assistance in response to Hurricane Florence in 2018. Priority was given to organizations working in Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillion, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Marion, and Marlboro.
The fund is housed and administered by Central Carolina Community Foundation. The Foundation does not charge fees for this work, ensuring that 100% of monies donated are granted to local nonprofits providing disaster relief and recovery.
The following nonprofit organizations will receive grants from the One SC Fund:
Donations for the One SC Fund are made by many generous individuals and businesses across the nation. The nonprofit grant recipients were selected by a grants committee made up of representatives from five S.C. community foundations, as well as business and civic leaders. These individuals know their communities well and help distribute the funds to areas where the dollars will have the greatest impact.
“We’re thankful for the charitable individuals and organizations who have donated to the One SC Fund,” said JoAnn Turnquist, president and CEO of Central Carolina Community Foundation. “These generous donations have helped thousands of South Carolinians affected by natural disasters, such as Hurricane Florence, return home.”
Nonprofit organizations can find information about applying for grants at www.yourfoundation.org/OneSCGrants. The next round of applications will be accepted from March 1, 2021, until March 31, 2021.
There is still much work required to rebuild South Carolina from recent disasters — work that will require funding. Donations to the One SC Fund are being accepted and will help continue the work of serving those impacted by past, current, and future disasters that hit our state. 100% of monies donated will be granted to local nonprofits providing disaster relief and recovery.
How to Donate to the One SC Fund
Those wishing to contribute to the One SC Fund can do so in the following ways:
About Central Carolina Community Foundation:
Central Carolina Community Foundation, the Midlands’ center for philanthropy, is a nonprofit organization serving 11 counties in the Midlands by distributing grants and scholarships and linking the resources of donors, nonprofits and area leaders to communities in need. Major initiatives include the online giving challenge Midlands Gives, On the Table, Connected Communities grants, the One SC Fund, Annual scholarships, and more. For more information about the Foundation, visit www.yourfoundation.org or call 803.254.5601.