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Community Impact Grants - Innovation Grant

Grants to South Carolina Nonprofits in Eligible Areas
for Creative Programs that Benefit the Community

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Greenwood County Community Foundation (GCCF)

Conf. Date:

02/23/21

Deadline Date:

04/30/21

Description:

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Grants of up to $50,000 to South Carolina nonprofit organizations in eligible areas for creative programs that benefit local residents. Applicants must attend an information session and contact program staff prior to submitting an application. Funding is intended to support projects that address an identifiable community need or enhance the quality of life in Greenwood County.

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.

Programs should:

  • Creatively address an identifiable community need or aspect of quality of life
  • Meaningfully engage stakeholders and, whenever possible, include those directly affected by the problem
  • Reflect effective collaboration with other community organizations
  • Use existing resources and maximize current community assets
  • Have the potential to generate broad community support and to become self-sustaining over time
  • Include evaluation mechanism/metrics.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 152336

Estimated Size of Grant:

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

Term of Contract:

Funds 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.

Meetings will be held on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 (11:00 am-noon) and Tuesday, February 23, 2021 (4:00-5:00 pm).

PLEASE NOTE: Covid-19 protocol for social distancing and masks will be observed by all attending. If the number of attendees requires, the meetings will be held virtually.

Pre-Application Information:

Prospective applicants must contact Foundation staff for further details before making an 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/2021-timeline-and-applications/

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

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 and for additional information::
Mary Woodiwiss
864.223.1524
mwoodiwiss@greenwoodcf.org

Greenwood County Community Foundation
110 Phoenix Street
Greenwood, SC 29646

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