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Lynches River Watershed Grant

Grants to South Carolina Nonprofits and Agencies to
Improve the Water Quality of the Lynches River Watershed

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Central Carolina Community Foundation - Lynches River Conservation Board

Deadline Date:

09/29/17

Description:

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Grants to South Carolina nonprofit organizations and government agencies for projects and activities that aim to improve the water quality of the Lynches River watershed. Funding will specifically be provided for land acquisition costs and to support conservation projects.

The grants are intended to fund up to the full amount of land acquisition costs; however, preference will be given to organizations with multiple sources of funding.

The Foundation's mission is to promote, facilitate, and increase philanthropy to create a sustainable impact within the local community through responsible giving.

To fulfill their mission, the Foundation:

- Encourages donors to make effective charitable giving decisions.
- Collaborates to develop creative solutions for community needs.
- Nurtures and strengthens community organizations.
- Builds a substantial endowment to provide for community needs for generations to come.

The Community Foundation serves donors and organizations in the following 11 counties in the Midlands: Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda, and Sumter.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181878

Estimated Size of Grant:

Total amount available for granting over four years (2018-2021) is $4,000,000, with $1,000,000 available annually. Applicants may propose projects larger than $1,000,000, with project funding disbursed in annual installments depending on the progress of the land acquisition.

Term of Contract:

If awarded, this grant funding may reimburse due diligence costs completed after January 31, 2018 or appraisals after July 1, 2017.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are available to 501(c)3 or government agencies. If the applicant is a land trust, preference is given to those accredited by Land Trust Accreditation Commission.

Pre-Application Information:

Key Dates:

- September 29, 2017 | Deadline to submit applications online. Paper copies will not be accepted.
- October 2017 - January 2018 | The Lynches River Conservation Board reviews applications. All applicants must be available during this time period to provide a timely (within two business days) response to any questions posed by the committee.
- January 31, 2018 | Finalists are notified. All finalists must then conduct due diligence (e.g., appraisal, survey, ESA, title commitment) for the property. Only those costs encumbered after notification of selection as a finalist are reimbursable, with the exception of an appraisal for conservation which can be conducted after July 1, 2017.
- March 2018 | Finalists interviewed by the Board
- April 1, 2018| Awardees will be selected among the finalists and notified by this date. If awarded, this grant funding may reimburse due diligence costs (those completed after January 31, 2018 or appraisals after July 1, 2017) and/or the purchase price of a specified property or its conservation easement.

The application is available online.

Note: You will not be able to save changes to your application. Once you begin, it must be finished (or you will have to start over). Please review the application in full in order to assemble the necessary information beforehand. There is also a list of the documents you will need to upload (see Supporting Documents below). Please have these completed before you start your application.

Contact Information:

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

Apply online: https://yourfoundation.wufoo.com/forms/z1u0yelv1mhqw4d/

Questions can be directed to Erin Johnson, Vice President of Community Investment, 803-254-5601 x 322 or erin@yourfoundation.org.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: South Carolina: Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda, and Sumter Counties