What we do fund.

  • General operating expenses
  • Program-specific expenses
  • Costs associated with capacity-building (including strategic planning, program evaluation, staff training, board development, etc.)
  • Capital campaigns
  • Organizations that have been operating for less than one (1) year
  • Individuals
  • Scholarships

What we do not fund.

Organizations that qualify for consideration for funding must be able to demonstrate the following:

  • A clear understanding of poverty in the community being served.
  • Programming that is well-informed by the use of research and/or best practice models.
  • Clear measurements of success.
  • Partnerships with other nonprofits, businesses, faith-based organizations and/or government entities.
  • Programs engage the community that is being served.
  • Evidence of other funding sources or potential sources.
  • A commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in both organizational practices and program delivery.
  • Clear Connection to the Foundation’s Mission and values
  • All programs are open to and accessible to all individuals experiencing poverty who qualify for program services regardless of race, country of origin, religion, or citizenship status.
  • Able to provide documentation of nonprofit status.
  • Organization has been fully operating for at least one (1) year.
  • An operating budget.
  • Recipients of services are in South Carolina.
  • Align with Together SC’s guiding principles and best practices for nonprofits in South Carolina.
  • Organizations adhere to lobbying limits established by the federal government for organizations with a 501(c)(3) designation.