Foundation / Corporation
Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation (GDDF)
07/26/19 11:59 PM Central Time
Grants to South Carolina nonprofit arts organizations and councils in the Lowcountry to provide general operating support and other forms of assistance to strengthen the local arts ecosystem. Applicants must contact program staff prior to applying. Eligible organizations are located in Horry, Georgetown, Berkeley, Dorchester, Colleton, Charleston, Hampton, Jasper, and Beaufort Counties.
Lowcountry Artistic Vitality
The Foundation supports a wide spectrum of arts groups that reflect the vitality and diversity of the Lowcountry. The Foundation provides general operations grants to arts organizations and county arts councils, as well as other assistance to support, strengthen and connect the Lowcountry arts ecosystem.
Support Across The Lowcountry:
Charleston is the hub of Lowcountry arts, from its vibrant, locally produced music, theater, and dance to its internationally-heralded festivals. Year round, dozens of arts organizations are creating new works, not only on the Peninsula but in adjacent communities from West Ashley to Summerville to Park Circle.
Beyond Charleston, artistic expression highlights the rich cultural fabric of the Lowcountry in many different ways, with small professional arts organizations in towns such as Georgetown and Beaufort and county arts councils from Horry to Hampton providing outlets for arts and culture in their communities. Gullah arts organizations are also protecting and preserving the iconic and endangered expression of the traditions and experiences of the African-American culture.
To Support With Few Restrictions:
Unrestricted general operations grants are the lifeblood of arts organizations, big or small. It allows them the flexibility to spend those dollars where they see the greatest need or opportunity. The Foundation targets its funding to arts organizations across the nine counties whose primary focus is making and sharing art in all its forms, rather than arts education. The Foundation currently places no limit on the budget size of an organization.
To Strengthen Arts Organizations:
Need help with QuickBooks? Want to take a board development workshop? Each of the arts groups the Foundation supports with general operations grants will be eligible for additional grant support per calendar year as opportunities are available for classes, workshops, etc., that help them address specific organizational needs.
To Connect the Arts Ecosystem:
The Foundation believes that it’s important to not only support the arts but to help foster a larger network, from state and local governments to businesses, to also play a role in the success of the arts community. The Foundation will continue to meet with and sometimes convene diverse stakeholders to build consensus on common priorities for the arts, and provide opportunities for artists to continue to connect with each other.
GrantWatch ID#: 179537
Professional arts organizations are eligible for general operations grant amounts based on annual expenses for the most recently completed calendar or fiscal year:
-Annual Expenses of $0 - $100,000: Grant Amount of $5,000
-Annual Expenses of $100,000 - $400,000: Grant Amount of $10,000
-Annual Expenses of $400,000 - $750,000: Grant Amount of $15,000
-Annual Expenses of $750,000 - $1,000,000: Grant Amount of $20,000
-Annual Expenses of $1,000,000 and above: Grant Amount of $25,000
Arts Councils are also eligible for general operations grant amounts based on annual expenses:
-Annual Expenses of $0 - $50,000: Grant Amount of $5,000
-Annual Expenses of $50,000 - $100,000: Grant Amount of $10,000
-Annual Expenses of $100,000 - $200,000: Grant Amount of $20,000
-Annual Expenses of $200,000 - $500,000: Grant Amount of $25,000
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
If you have questions about eligibility or other aspects of Lowcountry Artistic Vitality grants, contact Grants & Admin Assistant, Ame Holcombe at 843.277.2041 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
4 North Atlantic Wharf
Charleston, South Carolina 29401-2168
Service area: https://gddf.org/our-work/
USA: South Carolina: Horry, Georgetown, Berkeley, Dorchester, Colleton, Charleston, Hampton, Jasper, and Beaufort Counties