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Elsie Beavers Carver and E. Lois Carver Educational Fund Grant Program

Grants to South Carolina Nonprofits and Agencies
in Eligible Locations to Improve K-12 Education

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Waccamaw Community Foundation - Elsie Beavers Carver and E. Lois Carver Educational Fund

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Grants of up to $10,000 to South Carolina nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and faith-based organizations in eligible locations to support educational programs. New applicants must contact the funding source prior to submitting a full proposal. Eligible applicants provide programs and services to Horry and/or Georgetown counties.

The Carver Educational Fund gives children, grades K-12, access to programs that improve and enrich their education. These grants focus specifically on the core subject areas of language arts, math, science, social studies, health & physical education, and the arts. Funding is available for equipment & supplies, general operating support and special projects or programs.

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GrantWatch ID#: 157933

Estimated Size of Grant:

The Elsie Beavers Carver and E. Lois Carver Educational Fund awards grants in the amount of $1,000-$10,000.

Term of Contract:

An organization may only be awarded one grant per fund during a 12-month period.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Community Foundation considers applications from organizations that:
- Are determined by the I.R.S. as being a public charity under section 501(c)(3) of I.R.S. code, a government agency, or recognized house of worship that are exempt from income tax.
- Provide programs and services to Horry and/or Georgetown counties.
- Do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, sexual orientation, national/ethnic origin or disability.

Applications that are in support of the following are discouraged from submitting:
- Private foundations, individuals, political or lobbying organizations
- Strictly religious purposes, including worship, instruction or recruitment
- Publication of books
- Conferences, dinners, fundraisers, or other special one-time events
- Reimbursements, including for programs that have already taken place
- Capital campaigns or endowments
- Projects that are typically the funding responsibility of federal, state or local governments

Pre-Application Information:

The next competitive grant cycle opens on May 18, 2020 with a deadline of July 1, 2020.

Online applications open twice annually in early November and May with submission deadlines in January and July.

If an organization has previously received a grant from Waccamaw Community Foundation, the application will only be considered if a status report has been submitted from the organization’s most recent successful funding request.

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

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If you have never applied for a grant from Waccamaw Community Foundation, please contact Kristen before you submit your application by emailing or calling 843-357-4483.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: South Carolina: Horry and Georgetown Counties

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