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Immediate Needs Grants

These grants support organizations that meet the fundamental needs of people experiencing poverty in South Carolina. Organizations that receive funding in this category are delivering programs providing resources associated with life and health, education and skills, or access and participation.

Criteria for Organizations

  • Has identified and is filling a gap in resources within a community.
  • Regularly solicits feedback from participants and uses feedback for improvement.
  • Programs have clear measure of success.
  • Has a clear focus area: programming addresses immediate needs associated with life and health, education and skills, or access and participation.

ACCESS & PARTICIPATION

Examples include programs that provide access to reliable transportation, access to information, legal services, assistance obtaining identifying documents, free or affordable child care, and assistance navigating systems essential to participating in daily life.

EDUCATION & SKILLS

Examples include organizations that provide quality basic childhood education, promote literacy, offer technical training, executive functioning support and acquisition of life skills/essential skills.

LIFE & HEALTH

Examples include programs providing health care, end of life care, safe and sanitary housing, quality mental health support or treatment, food/ access to quality nutrition, safety and security, and crisis assistance.

2022 Deadlines

CYCLE I

Cycle I Immediate Needs Grants are for organizations with annual operating budgets less than $500,000.

Jan. 10-March 10, 2022

Inquiries are accepted

April 1, 2022

Application deadline

June 2022

Funds disbursed

CYCLE II

Cycle II Immediate Needs Grants are for organizations with annual operating budgets greater than or equal to $500,000.

June 10-August 10, 2022

Inquiries are accepted

September 1, 2022

Application deadline

November 2022

Funds disbursed

How to Apply

Grant Recipients

Grantee Partners

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