Grants of up to $5,000 to South Carolina nonprofit organizations, government agencies, faith-based entities, and educational institutions in eligible locations to improve the lives of residents. Funding is intended for activities within the focus areas of education, health, arts and culture, environment, human services, housing and shelter, and food, agriculture, and nutrition. Programs that clearly demonstrate their ability to attain measurable results will receive higher consideration. Projects must serve the residents of York County.
Eligible organizations include 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, congregations, governmental agencies, and educational institutions.
Projects must serve the residents of York County, SC. If the organization conducting the project is not an eligible organization, a grant can be applied for under the fiscal sponsorship of an eligible organization. Churches that do not have 501(c)(3) public charity status may still qualify as eligible charities. The eligibility of churches to receive FFTC grants is determined using the guidance provided in IRS Publication 1828
The following areas are typically not funded:
- Capital campaign requests
- Debt retirement/deficit funding
- Direct support of individuals (e.g., scholarships, hardship)
- Duplication of existing programs or services
- Endowment funds
- Expenses incurred prior to grant award decisions
- General operating support
- Publication of books
- Projects that are typically the funding responsibility of federal, state, or local government
- Sponsorships or fundraisers
- Travel and conferences
The following areas are ineligible for funding:
- Projects that promote political or religious views
- Political or lobbying activities
Completed applications must be submitted online by noon on Friday, April 28, 2023.
Award and decline notifications will be made via e-mail in June.
Because of the volume of requests, organizations may only submit one application/proposal per grant cycle.