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Community Impact Grants - Innovation Grant

Grants to Greenwood County, South Carolina Nonprofits
for Creative Programs to Benefit the Community

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Greenwood County Community Foundation (GCCF)

Conf. Date:

02/13/19

Deadline Date:

04/30/19

Description:

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Grants of up to $50,000 to South Carolina nonprofit organizations for innovative programs that will benefit Greenwood County residents. Applicants must attend an information session prior to submitting an application. Funding is intended to support projects that address an identifiable community need or enhance the quality of life.

The Innovation Grant supports creative ideas that foster strategic change within the Greenwood County community. This Grant generates collective excitement due to its originality and courageous approach to addressing root causes of systemic problems or deficiencies, or by contributing to a healthy, thriving community. Successful proposals will stretch the imagination and enrich lives. Collaboration and partnerships among organizations are expected and essential to assure lasting impact and success.

Proposals demonstrating collaboration with other organizations or unique community value are strongly encouraged.

The Community Indicators Project has identified indicators for these focus areas: Knowledge for Tomorrow, Economic Vitality, Community Enrichment, Health and Wellness, and Family Vibrancy. Grant requests must address one or more of the identified indicators.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 152336

Estimated Size of Grant:

Proposals will be considered for awards up to $50,000 total.

Term of Contract:

Grant amounts will be disbursed within a single year or as a multi-year commitment, in this biennial grant cycle.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are awarded only 501(c)(3) organizations.

Grants are made to specific programs and projects and are not for endowment. Grants may be made to existing programs or start-up programs.

Duplication of existing services is to be avoided. GCCF does not offer loans or grants to individuals.

Expenses charged against this grant may not be incurred prior to the start date of the grant.

Funding provided by the Foundation may not be used to participate or intervene in political campaigns or to support an attempt to influence legislation except to the extent that such activities are permissible under IRS rules for 501(c)(3) charitable organizations.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Prospective applicants must attend one mandatory information meeting about the GCCF Innovation Grant. Registration is required, as a session may be rescheduled or cancelled based on responses.

Meetings will be held on Tuesday, February 12 at 1:30 pm and 4:00 pm, and on Wednesday, February 13 at 9:00.

Pre-Application Information:

Prospective applicants must contact Foundation staff for further details before making application, as well as attend one (1) mandatory orientation meeting.

Applications will be received April 1 – April 30 and reviewed during May, with notifications given and awarded funds made available by June 30.

Completed application form and supporting documents should be submitted electronically, as separate attachments, via email.

Timeline:
https://www.greenwoodcf.org/grants/2019-timeline-and-applications/

Guidelines:
https://www.greenwoodcf.org/grants/granting-guidelines/

For a full list of eligible projects:
http://www.greenwoodindicators.com/

Contact Information:

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

To apply, email applications to:
staff@greenwoodcf.org

To register for an information session:
Mary Woodiwiss
864.223.1524
mwoodiwiss@greenwoodcf.org

For additional information:
864.223.1524

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Geographic Focus:

USA: South Carolina: Greenwood County