18 nonprofit flood relief and recovery programs are funded through Phase II grants
March 28, 2016 (Columbia, S.C.) –The One SC Fund, a fundraising effort that helps South Carolinians who are recovering from unprecedented flooding continue the rebuilding process, today announced Phase II grants for nonprofit organizations across the state. Nonprofit organizations can apply for Phase III grants until Friday, April 1st at 6:00 PM at http://www.onescfund.org.
Governor Nikki Haley – with the help of Central Carolina Community Foundation and a team of South Carolinians from entertainment, business and public service – announced the One SC Fund in November, 2015 after flooding touched South Carolinians from every walk of life.
Nonprofits are set to receive $760,000 in Phase II grants and will provide volunteer labor and an additional $4.2 million in financial support for these projects, which range from mold remediation to complete home rebuilds.
The following 18 nonprofit organizations will receive Phase II grants from the One SC Fund:
- St. Bernard Project: AmeriCorps Service Grant
- Hearts and Hands: mold remediation statewide
- Hopewell Senior Center: mold remediation in Williamsburg and Georgetown Counties
- St. Vincent de Paul: mold remediation in Berkeley and Dorchester Counties
- World Disaster Response Services: general rebuild in Williamsburg, Sumter, Berkeley, and Colleton Counties
- Metanoia: roofing homes in Berkeley and Dorchester Counties
- Central Habitat for Humanity: general rebuild in Richland and Sumter Counties
- Mennonite Disaster Service: general rebuild support and materials in Andrews, Horry Sumter and Clarendon Counties
- Operation Home: general rebuild in Charleston County
- SC Baptist Convention: general rebuild in Darlington, Horry, Williamsburg Counties
- Brethren Ministries: general rebuild Richland County
- Sumter United Ministries: general rebuild in Sumter County
- Habitat for Humanity Georgetown: general rebuild in Georgetown County
- All Hands Volunteers: general rebuild in Georgetown County
- Georgetown Outreach Ministries: general rebuild support in Georgetown County
- United Way of Sumter, Lee and Clarendon: household furnishings in Sumter County
- Catholic Charities of the Diocese: House in a Box Richland County
- SC DVP: House in a Box in Richland County
“We have neighbors and families who are still in need as we continue to rebuild a stronger South Carolina, and we are grateful for the continued generosity and kindness of so many across the state and country,” said Gov. Nikki Haley.
The nonprofit grant recipients were selected by a grants committee made up of representatives from four Community Foundations representing the 24 FEMA-designated emergency counties, as well as business and civic leaders. These individuals know their communities well and helped distribute the funds to areas where the dollars will have the greatest impact.
“The One SC Fund has helped bridge the funding gap in order to rebuild our state,” said JoAnn Turnquist, President and CEO of Central Carolina Community Foundation. “We are grateful for the many generous donations made to the fund that allow nonprofit organizations to help hundreds of families and individuals resume their lives.”
How Nonprofits Can Apply for Grants from the One SC Fund
- Phase III grants will fund relief and recovery assistance programs provided by nonprofit organizations in the 24 FEMA-designated emergency counties.
- Nonprofit organizations can apply for Phase III grants until Friday, April 1st at 6:00 PM.
- Nonprofit organizations (or those with a 501c3 fiscal agent) that are helping individuals return to their homes may request up to $25,000.
- Individuals may not apply.
Nonprofits can find more information and apply at http://www.onescfund.org.
How to Donate to the One SC Fund
Those wishing to contribute to the One SC Fund can do so in the following ways:
- Online: Visit http://www.onescfund.org to make a donation with your credit card.
- Mail: Send a check made payable to Central Carolina Community Foundation-One SC to: Central Carolina Community Foundation-One SC, 2711 Middleburg Drive, Suite 213, Columbia, SC 29204
About Central Carolina Community Foundation
Central Carolina Community Foundation – the Midlands’ expert on philanthropy – is a nonprofit organization serving 11 counties in the Midlands by distributing grants and scholarships and linking the resources of donors, nonprofits and area leaders to communities in need. Major initiatives include the Midlands Gives 24-hour online giving challenge (May 3, 2016), Connected Communities grants, the One SC Fund, the Best of Philanthropy Awards, annual scholarships, and more. For more information about the Foundation, visit www.yourfoundation.org or call 803.254.5601.