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Fund for Southern Communities (FSC) Grant

Grants to Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina Nonprofits
to Promote Peace and Mitigate Inequality and Discrimination

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Fund for Southern Communities (FSC)

Deadline Date:

09/07/18 5:00 PM EST Receipt


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Grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 to North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia nonprofit organizations for activities that promote equal rights and peace, and mitigate discrimination. Funding is intended to support both new and existing initiatives by grassroots organizations that strive toward social change.

The Fund for Southern Communities provides seed grants to new projects, or general or project support to small organizations.

The Fund awards grants to progressive grassroots social change organizations that :

- Work against discrimination based on race, sex, age, religion, economic status, sexual orientation, ethnic background or physical and mental disabilities;
- Stand for workers’ rights;
- Promote self-determination in low-income and disenfranchised areas;
- Protect the environment;
- Promote and create non-traditional arts and media;
- Promote peace;
- Are located in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina;
- Are working for equitable distribution of economic and/or political power;
- Involve new people in social, economic or political change; and
- Challenge anti or undemocratic systems with public education and organizing efforts.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 175393

Estimated Size of Grant:

The Foundation gives grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000.

Term of Contract:

The Foundation limits funding to once per 12 month period. When special targeted funds are available, groups may be eligible for more than 3 cycles of grants. The Foundation should not be considered a long-term funding source.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

FSC can only award grants to organizations that are registered as a non–profit organization within their respective state (Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina). Organizations must also have 501(c)(3) tax status, or a Fiscal Agent; a limited number of 501(c)(4) organizations with a Fiscal Agent may be accepted.

Eligible organizations:

- Are working for long term social change
- Have a total organizational budget of $150,000 or less
- Are located and doing work in Georgia, North Carolina, and/or South Carolina

The Foundation does not fund direct services, social services, or special events.

An organization may not receive funding for more than three times total.

The Foundation provides grants to organizations that are unlikely to be funded by more traditional funding sources, including those whose geographic location limits funding opportunities. Applicants receiving funds from more traditional funding sources may be given a lower priority for funding from FSC.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for the grant application is September 7, 2018. (no exceptions). Complete proposals and all attachments must be received by the FSC office no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on the deadline date to be considered for funding.

Proposals should be mailed to the Foundation.

For any questions regarding eligibility, preparation of the application, or the funding process, applicants should call or email the Foundation.

Contact Information:

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

Alice Eason Jenkins
Executive Director

The Fund for Southern Communities
4153 - C Flat Shoals Parkway
Suite 314
Decatur, GA 30034

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Georgia;   North Carolina;   South Carolina