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Grants to Lowcountry Area, South Carolina
Nonprofits for Programs and Capital Projects

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Community Foundation of the Lowcountry

Conf. Date:

11/14/19

Deadline Date:

01/15/20 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants to South Carolina nonprofit organizations to benefit those living and working in Hilton Head Island, Daufuskie Island, or the Greater Bluffton area. Applicants are required to attend a grant information session in person or via video conferencing prior to applying. Funding is intended to stimulate and help launch new programs and projects; or to help focus, enhance, and/or expand an organization’s existing programs and services; or as an investment in a large capital project which is a critical enhancement to the mission of the nonprofit organization.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176231

Estimated Size of Grant:

Proposals must request over $10,000.

Term of Contract:

Competitive grant terms are typically 12 months, although multi-year requests may be considered.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible, applicants must:
- Be a nonprofit organization with a tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code, and are not classified as a private foundation.
- Serve the people who live and/or work in the Hilton Head Island, Daufuskie Island or greater Bluffton area.
- Attend a Grants Information Session at the Community Foundation (within 12 months of the application due date).
- Complete and submit a profile on The Giving Marketplace
- Be invited to submit an application.

The following is generally not funded:
- General operating support
- Sectarian or religious activities
- Political activities or organizations
- Grants directly to individuals
- Endowments
- Annual fundraising campaigns
- Special events or fundraisers
- Scholarships for students in grades K-12

Pre-proposal Conference:

Grants Information Sessions provide an opportunity for organizations with programs in the Foundation service area to learn about the Community Foundation and its grantmaking initiatives. The sessions include a review of the eligibility requirements, funding priorities, as well as limitations and exclusions.

Attendance at a Grants Information Session is required within the 12 months prior to application. The grant application process typically takes several months, so organizations are encouraged to plan accordingly.

Grant Information Sessions are held approximately every two months on Thursdays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Community Foundation of the Lowcountry’s offices on Hilton Head Island.

You can register to attend in person or via video conferencing and each organization may register up to two representatives. A representative of the organization's leadership, board members or executive director and the person responsible for writing the grant request are encouraged to participate. Advance registration is required.

Please contact Debbie Cahoon if you have geographical limitations that prohibit in person attendance. She will work with you to schedule a video conference or conference call.

November 14, 2019
Onsite Registration: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=jvn5wybab&oeidk=a07egnwkc8d97134f03
http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=jvn5wybab&oeidk=a07eflmp6xoa4faed2b

Video Conferencing Registration:
http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=jvn5wybab&oeidk=a07egnuft4l7830ba0c

Contact Debbie Cahoon with any questions.

For the updated information session schedule, see:
https://www.cf-lowcountry.org/WorkingWithUs/ForNonprofits/Grants/GrantsInformationSessions.aspx

Pre-Application Information:

There are three application deadlines each year on the 15th of January, May and September. Proposals received by 5:00 PM on:
- January 15 are considered by the Board in late March
- May 15 are considered by the Board in late July
- September 15 are considered by the Board in late November

Applicants must a attend a Grants Information Session at the Community Foundation (within 12 months of the application due date).

Applicants must complete and submit a profile on The Giving Marketplace. Invited applicants will be instructed on how to proceed in the application process.

Additional information: https://www.cf-lowcountry.org/WorkingWithUs/ForNonprofits/Grants.aspx

FAQ: http://thegivingmarketplace.guidestar.org/faqs/for-donors.aspx

Contact Information:

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

To complete an online profile: http://thegivingmarketplace.guidestar.org/

Debbie Cahoon
dcahoon@cf-lowcountry.org

Community Foundation of the Lowcountry
4 Northridge Drive, Suite A
Hilton Head Island,
South Carolina 29926
Phone: 843.681.9100
Fax: 843.681.9101

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