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Aflac Charitable Fund Competitive Grant


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Geographic Focus
USA: South Carolina

Important Dates
Deadline: 09/15/23 Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $10,000 to South Carolina nonprofit organizations for programs that benefit local communities. Funding is intended for projects and activities within the focus areas of education, health, and well-being. The grant program supports organizations with a local focus, rather than an international or national perspective. All organizations must have a physical location in South Carolina.

Eligible Programs Areas:

  • Health & Well-Being: Preference will be given to pediatric cancer and services for their families
  • Education: Preference will be given to life skills and traditional educational programs supporting school-aged children.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Aflac Group’s grant program focuses on supporting organizations with a local, rather than a national or international, perspective. Aflac Group accepts grant proposals from nonprofit nonprofit organizations located in and serving South Carolina.

Eligibility Requirements:

All applicant organizations must:
- Have a physical location in South Carolina.
- Be determined as a charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code for at least one year (based on date application submitted).
- Have at least one paid staff person who dedicates a minimum of 20 hours a week to the organization (not contract worker or consultant).
- Have an annual operating budget of $25,000 or higher based on the previous fiscal year’s budget.

If an organization has received an Aflac grant recently, they are eligible to apply for another grant at the first cycle after their full grant period ends and upon submission of their final report.

Your organization must comply with the annual registration and financial reporting requirements for charitable organizations of the South Carolina Secretary of State and must be in compliance with all regulations of the South Carolina Secretary of State.

- Any organization that received funding in the last year directly from Aflac for a program or event sponsorship is not eligible to apply for a competitive grant.
- Request for sponsorships or funding for an event that is primarily for fundraising for the organization (such as a 5k run) will not be accepted.

Not Funded:
- Schools (K-12, Colleges, Universities)
- Events (including fundraisers and one-day or one-weekend community events or camps)

Pre-Application Information
- September 1, 2023 – Application Opens
- September 15, 2023 – Application Closes (Revised due date).
- Mid-November 2023 – Applicants notified of awards or declinations

The Spring Cycle for the Aflac Charitable Fund Competitive Grant will accept new applications in March 2024 for program dates of July 1, 2024 – June 30, 2025.

An organization may only submit one application per cycle.

For funding requests outside the stated parameters (program area or amount), please contact Halie Brazier.

Estimated Size of Grant
Grants awarded from Aflac through Central Carolina Community Foundation range from $1,000 to $10,000.

Term of Contract
The Spring Cycle for the Aflac Charitable Fund Competitive Grant will accept new applications in March 2024 for program dates of July 1, 2024 – June 30, 2025.

Contact Information
Apply Online:

Direct questions to Halie Brazier at or call (803) 254-5601 x 343.

Central Carolina Community Foundation
2142 Boyce St, Suite 402
Columbia, SC 29201

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