Funding & Opportunities in South Carolina

Summaries of funding programs are provided by RAC for your convenience. Please contact the funder directly for the most complete and current information.

Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) J-1 Visa Waiver Program
Offers a J-1 Visa waiver to foreign physicians who commit to serving for three years in rural Appalachian underserved areas, allowing them to remain in the United States.
Geographic coverage: Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Appalachian Regional Commission
Child Care Grants
Awards funding for programs that offer opportunities for vulnerable children in North Carolina and South Carolina, including programs working in the areas of early intervention, domestic violence, supportive services, and youth mentoring programs.
Geographic coverage: North Carolina and South Carolina
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Duke Endowment
Gannett Foundation Community Action Grants
Supports local organizations with funding priority given to programs that focus on education and neighborhood improvement, economic development, youth development, community problem-solving, assistance to disadvantaged people, environmental conservation, and cultural enrichment.
Geographic coverage: Limited to certain areas of 35 states and U.S. territories, see sponsor's website for more details.
Application Deadline: Feb 28, 2015
Sponsor: Gannett Foundation
Health Care Grants
Awards funding to programs working in North Carolina or South Carolina and work to address barriers to health care, including quality, access, safety of services, and early intervention programs. Supports small rural hospitals with capital funding, technology development, and education and training programs.
Geographic coverage: North Carolina and South Carolina
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Duke Endowment
National Network of Libraries of Medicine Southeastern/Atlantic Region Funding
Provides funding for National Network of Libraries members located in the Southeaster/Atlantic region to assist them in conducting outreach and technology projects.
Geographic coverage: Alabama, District of Columbia, Georgia, Florida, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region
Nonprofit Training Resource Fund
Grants to organizations for employees to attend approved classes and courses that will enhance their job performance.
Geographic coverage: Available in 16 states; see the program website for details.
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: TD Charitable Foundation
Plum Creek Foundation Grants
Offers grants in 18 states to human service organizations; hospitals and medical programs, including funds for equipment; youth-serving organizations; community development projects; arts and culture projects; civic service organizations; and educational institutions.
Geographic coverage: Available in areas of company operations in 18 states.
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Plum Creek Foundation
South Carolina Family Planning Services Grants
Grants to provide family planning services in South Carolina.
Geographic coverage: South Carolina
Application Deadline: Apr 1, 2015
Sponsor: Office of Population Affairs
South Carolina J-1 Visa Waiver Program
Offers a J-1 Visa waiver to foreign physicians who commit to serving for three years in an underserved area of South Carolina, allowing them to remain in the United States.
Geographic coverage: South Carolina
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: South Carolina Primary Care Office
South Carolina Locum Tenens
Provides physicians the opportunity to take a break from their practices while locum tenens physicians step in, increasing the retention rate of physicians in rural areas and supporting local practices.
Geographic coverage: South Carolina
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium
South Carolina Revolving Loan Program
Offers loans to rural healthcare facilities and providers in South Carolina for capital funding purposes.
Geographic coverage: South Carolina
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: South Carolina Office of Rural Health
South Carolina Rural Dentist Incentive Program Grants
Provides loan repayment assistance to dentists who agree to practice in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) of South Carolina or serve as full-time faculty at the MUSC College of Dental Medicine.
Geographic coverage: South Carolina
Application Deadline: Feb 15, 2015
Sponsor: South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium
Southeast Rural Community Assistance Loan Fund Program
Provides low-interest loans to low-income rural communities for predevelopment costs, system upgrades, and new construction of water and wastewater services and facilities.
Geographic coverage: North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and South Carolina.
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project
Wells Fargo Corporate Giving Programs
Funding for nonprofit organizations in the areas of community development, education, human services, arts and culture, civic responsibility, and environmental consciousness.
Geographic coverage: Available in 40 States.
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Wells Fargo

Inactive Funding & Opportunities in South Carolina

The programs listed below have been funded in the past, but are not currently accepting applications. Information about these inactive funding programs is provided only for your convenience and does not indicate that the programs will be available in the future. To inquire about future availability of a particular program, please contact the funding agency or organization.

America's Farmers Grow Communities Project
Through the program, farmers can direct a $2,500 award to a local non-profit organization that’s important to them and their community.
Geographic coverage: Available in 40 states.
Application Deadline: Nov 30, 2014
Appalachian Angel Capital Fund
Funding to support to local communities to form angel investment funds in the Appalachian Region.
Geographic coverage: All of West Virginia and parts of 12 other states: Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.
Application Deadline: Jun 15, 2012
Sponsor: Appalachian Regional Commission
Charles A. Frueauff Foundation Grants
Awards grants in the areas of education, human services, and health.
Geographic coverage: Available in 35 states and the District of Columbia.
Application Deadline: Dec 1, 2012
Sponsor: Charles A. Frueauff Foundation
Fund for Southern Communities Grants
Supports organizations that promote social and community justice and work for inclusion of all people.
Geographic coverage: Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina
Application Deadline: Sep 6, 2013
Sponsor: Fund for Southern Communities
Georgia-Pacific Foundation Grants
Grants for organizations projects that focus on education, the environment, community enhancement, affordable housing, arts and culture, and entrepreneurship.
Geographic coverage: Offered in 28 states in areas where Georgia-Pacific does business.
Application Deadline: Oct 31, 2014
Sponsor: Georgia Pacific Foundation
Programs to Reduce Obesity in High Obesity Areas
Awards funds to land grant colleges and universities for projects that will work to improve physical activity and nutrition; reduce obesity; and prevent and control diabetes, heart disease, and stroke in areas where adult obesity rates are high.
Geographic coverage: Available in 25 states.
Application Deadline: Jul 23, 2014
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Senior Medicare Patrol Projects
Grants for model projects that demonstrate effective ways of utilizing retired persons as volunteer expert resources and educators in community efforts to combat health care error, fraud and abuse in the Medicare/Medicaid programs.
Geographic coverage: Available in 26 states
Letter of Intent (Optional): Mar 1, 2012
Application Deadline: Mar 19, 2012
Sponsor: Administration on Aging
South Carolina Rural EMT Tuition Assistance Program
Offers scholarships to students enrolled in emergency medical technician courses who plan to practice in rural areas of South Carolina.
Geographic coverage: South Carolina
Application Deadline: Aug 31, 2014
Sponsor: South Carolina Office of Rural Health
South Carolina Rural Physician Incentive Grant Program
Offers cash awards to physicians and advanced practice professionals who agree to practice in a Health Professional Shortage area of South Carolina.
Geographic coverage: South Carolina
Application Deadline: Apr 30, 2014
Sponsor: South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium
Southern REACH (Regional Expansion of Access and Capacity to Address HIV/AIDS) Initiative
Funding for organizations to advocate for public policy changes that will affect the health, human rights, and dignity of people living with HIV/AIDS in the southern United States.
Geographic coverage: Alabama, Arkansas, Northern Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee
Application Deadline: Dec 2, 2013
Sponsor: AIDS United
Sustainable Community Innovation Grant (SCIG) Program
Funds projects that promote both sustainable agriculture and community development strategies in the south, including projects such as farmers markers and nutrition classes.
Geographic coverage: Available in 13 southern states. See program guidance for details.
Application Deadline: Oct 1, 2012
Sponsor: Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education
Wal-Mart State Giving Program (Region 1)
Provides grants to organizations working in the area of hunger and nutrition; career opportunity; education; health care access; and human services.
Geographic coverage: Available in 19 states and Puerto Rico
Application Deadline: Jul 12, 2014
Sponsor: Wal-Mart Foundation