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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

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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. The Foundation will award grants to cover land acquisition costs and to support conservation projects.

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

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.

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:


- July 31, 2018 | Deadline to submit applications online. Paper copies will not be accepted.
- August - October, 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.
- October 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 April 1, 2018.
- January, 2019 | Finalists interviewed by the Board
- January 31, 2019 | 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 October 31, 2018 or appraisals after April 1, 2018) and/or the purchase price of a specified property or its conservation easement.

Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

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

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Geographic Focus:

USA: South Carolina