Funders across South Carolina collaborate to design expedient, efficient, and equitable use of funds
Columbia, S.C. (March 20, 2020) — The One SC Fund, housed at Central Carolina Community Foundation, has been activated with support from Governor Henry McMaster, to provide a collaborative statewide response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The response will be led by a coalition of funders and partners across the state — South Carolina Grantmakers Network, TogetherSC Philanthropic Partners, and United Way Association of South Carolina. To donate, visit www.OneSCFund.org. One hundred percent of monies donated will go directly to help our state’s COVID-19 response.
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 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, 2142 Boyce Street, Suite 402, Columbia, SC 29201.
The One SC fund was established in 2015 as a statewide disaster relief fund and has directed donations to relief efforts for the Thousand-Year Flood, Hurricane Matthew, and Hurricane Florence. Today, the COVID-19 pandemic threatens our state and our country. The One SC Fund: COVID-19 Response is a collaborative statewide response to food, shelter, health, and nonprofit sustainability needs stemming from the Coronavirus pandemic. The three core partners in the One SC: COVID-19 Response Fund — SC Grantmakers, TogetherSC, and United Way Association of SC — will be joined by dozens of local, regional and statewide organizations in implementing an expedient, efficient, and equitable use of the One SC Fund.
“Through experience, we know that building coalitions is essential when responding to community need,” states JoAnn Turnquist, president and CEO of Central Carolina Community Foundation. “This coalition will help maximize our resources and local knowledge, and use our collective strengths to respond effectively to the COVID-19 pandemic in our state.”
Donations to the fund will enhance the efforts already underway in several counties and regions across South Carolina and will be used to address gaps in the response efforts, including support for communities that lack resources or an organized philanthropic response. The effort will also provide an outlet for statewide, regional, and national funders interested in supporting a COVID-19 response in South Carolina.
Information for nonprofits interested in applying for a grant will be available the week of March 23 at www.yourfoundation.org/onescgrants.
About the One SC Fund:
The One SC Fund, housed at Central Carolina Community Foundation, was established by former Governor Nikki Haley after the 2015 Thousand-Year Flood. The fund helps South Carolinians who are recovering from state-declared emergencies. The fund has supported efforts during three previous state-declared disasters, including the Thousand-Year Flood, Hurricane Matthew, and Hurricane Florence, distributing over $5.5 million to nonprofits. The fund is activated during times of state-declared disasters. For more information about the One SC Fund, visit www.OneSCFund.org or call 803-254-5601
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