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Capacity Building Mini-Grants

Grants to South Carolina Nonprofits, Schools, and Public
Entities to Improve Organizational Capacity and Management

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Central Carolina Community Foundation

Deadline Date:

02/26/19 11:59 PM


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Grants of up to $5,000 to South Carolina nonprofits, public entities, faith-based organizations, and schools in the Midlands area to strengthen organizational capacity, enabling recipient organizations to more effectively carry out their missions. Funding is intended to develop strategic planning, merge operations and programming, improve governance, develop management skills, enhance systemic support, and build reliable funding streams.

The Foundation aims to assist organizations with organizational and financial stability, program quality, and growth and is interested in improving their capacity and strengthening their sustainability, impact and success.

The Community Foundation is looking to fund grants that will:
- Strengthen the Board of Directors and governance of the organization, through training or assistance from an expert in the field with application outlining the project deliverables.
- Assist in strategic thinking and planning for the future of the organization.
- Enable organizations to merge operations and/or programming to ensure sustainability.
- Build a plan for long-term sustainability and reliable funding streams.
- Develop the skills of the Board and staff in a specific area impacting governance or management of the organization.
- Support collaborative initiatives or efforts to enhance systemic support around a community issue.

Examples of eligible activities:
Including but not limited to:
- Developing or refining organization mission, vision or goals
- Organizational assessment, evaluation of overall effectiveness, and strategic planning
- Building and diversifying revenue streams
- Developing or refining communications, marketing and outreach strategy
- Improving impact measurement tools and program evaluation capacity

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184972

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

Applicants may request up to $5,000.

Term of Contract:

June 1 – Project Start
December 31 – Project End

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Organizations must be determined as a charitable organization in good standing under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, public entities or other charitable, educational or faith-based organizations.
- Organizations must have a physical location in one of the following 11 counties in the Midlands: Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda and Sumter.

Examples of non-eligible activities:
- Routine operating expenses of the organization
- Fundraising projects—including events
- Debt reduction
- Endowment or capital campaigns
- Medical research
- Individual conference registration
- Costs associated with the creation of a new nonprofit organization
- Completed projects or proposals that have begun implementation
- Grants to individuals
- Certifications or tuition fees

Pre-Application Information:


February 26, 2019—Application closes by 11:59 p.m.
May 1 – Notified of Application Status (Declinations will be emailed)
June 1 – Project Start | December 31 – Project End

Prior to applying, organizations are encouraged to thoroughly review all information about this grant on the Community Foundation’s website.

Interested organizations should apply online. Mailed, emailed, faxed or hand delivered applications will not be accepted.

Contact Information:

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

Apply online (application opens on January 15):

For further information, please contact Antionna Fuller at 803-978-7844, or email

2711 Middleburg Drive, Suite 213
Columbia, SC 29204

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Geographic Focus:

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