Central Carolina Community Foundation

Foundation’s One SC Fund builds connections and provides quick and impactful relief during disasters.

While some in South Carolina were still recovering from the historic floods of 2015, COVID-19 began heavily impacting the state. The One SC Fund at Central Carolina Community Foundation quickly pivoted efforts, galvanizing the support of fellow organizations and the community to grant over $2.3 million to support those most impacted by the pandemic.  

Housed at Central Carolina Community Foundation, the One SC Fund provides grants to nonprofits throughout the state of South Carolina for relief, recovery, and rebuilding assistance programs from state-declared emergencies. Established in the wake of the historic floods of 2015, the One SC Fund was established and expanded by then-governor Nikki Haley to serve the entire state including the heavily impacted 24 FEMA-designated
emergency counties in South Carolina.

Since then, the fund has supported disaster recovery from Hurricane Matthew in 2016 and Hurricane Florence in 2018. The fund has distributed over $5.2 million in grants to support disaster recovery projects across South Carolina, helping over 2,400 families return to their homes.

Central Carolina Community Foundation relies on Blackbaud for fundraising and relationship management, as well as fund accounting. The integration between the solutions has been key to Central Carolina Community Foundation’s streamlined grantmaking and fund allocation process, which ensures donations are used as intended and the money gets distributed as quickly as possible.

The One SC Fund was still providing grants to support victims of the most recent hurricane when the COVID-19 pandemic began impacting South Carolinians. Since the fund is typically used in response to natural disasters impacting only one portion of the state at a time, this was the first statewide disaster that the fund would support.


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