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South Carolina Bar Foundation Grant

Grants to South Carolina Nonprofits to Promote Justice
and Provide Legal Services for Disadvantaged Populations

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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South Carolina Bar Foundation

Deadline Date:

03/15/19 5:00 PM


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Grants to South Carolina nonprofit organizations for programs that promote legal access and law-based education for all state residents. Emphasis is placed on providing legal services to poor and disadvantaged populations. The Foundation supports programs falling under the following three categories:
1. Civil legal services to indigents in South Carolina;
2. Law-related education to the public in South Carolina and
3. Administration of justice in South Carolina.

Eligible applicants will be assessed according to:
- General Factors
- Civil Legal Aid Factors
- Administration of Justice Factors
- Law-Related Education Factors
- Other Factors, including Multiple Funding Sources and Cooperative Efforts

For more information about these factors, see:

Requests for equipment purchases may be eligible for funding. If seeking funds for equipment, applicants should demonstrate that the new equipment will result in significant productivity enhancements and increased services, and other avenues of funding for equipment purchase have been pursued without success. Rent is an eligible funding category. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 145450

Term of Contract:

Grant funding will start the week of July 1, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

-Applicants must qualify as a tax-exempt nonprofit organization pursuant to Section 501(c)(3) or related section of the Internal Revenue Code.
-Provide civil legal service to indigents in South Carolina.
-Provide law-related education to the public in South Carolina.
-Improve the administration of justice in South Carolina.

The Foundation will not award funds for grants to:
-Political campaigns
-Capital or endowment campaigns
-Building/renovation projects

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due 5:00 PM on Friday, March 15, 2019.

- Interviews/phone calls with Board members take place throughout the month of April 2019.
- Funding notifications will be sent out the week of May 27, 2019.
- Grants will start the week of July 1, 2019.

Applications can be mailed, but the preference is to have the application submitted via Dropbox or email. Please ensure that the application is signed by a person who has authority to bind the organization to the proposed obligations established by the Foundation.

Please submit one electronic copy of the complete application submitted via Dropbox. Send the link to the email address below. Narratives should be submitted in Word. Supporting documents may be submitted in Word or PDF format as appropriate.

The Foundation recommends that all applicants have income in addition to Foundation funds requested. Priority will be given to requests from applicants who leverage Foundation funds with multiple other funding sources. Applicants are encouraged to collaborate with other service providers. Joint proposals from multiple, qualified applicants area will be accepted as well.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Please submit one electronic copy of the complete application submitted via Dropbox. Send the link to

Mail delivery/overnight mail:
South Carolina Bar Foundation
950 Taylor Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Please direct questions regarding the grant application to:
Megan Seiner

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: South Carolina