SCHA Announces $1,000 Grants for Hospital Employees Impacted by COVID-19

SCHA Announces $1,000 Grants for Hospital Employees Impacted by COVID-19

(Columbia, SC – May 28, 2020) The South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA), along with several partners, including Southern Tide and Christian McCaffrey’s 22 and You Foundation, has been raising funds to help frontline healthcare workers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to the positive public response to these campaigns, SCHA has established a program to award a $1,000 grant to at least 70 employees of South Carolina hospitals and health systems who have been significantly impacted by COVID-19.

To be eligible for a grant, individuals must be employed part- or full-time by a South Carolina hospital and must have been personally impacted by COVID-19 from a financial, family, or personal health standpoint. The grants are also available to individuals who were furloughed or laid-off by a hospital due to the impact of COVID-19. Those who are eligible can access the COVID-19 Fund Request Form at

All applications will be reviewed by a panel of leaders representing several of SCHA’s affiliated professional membership groups, including the SC Healthcare Human Resources Association, SC Organization of Nurse Leaders, and SC Society for Hospital Fund Development. Applicants will be notified if they are selected to receive support from SCHA Foundation, an independent, not-for-profit 501(C)(3) organization that supports the mission of SCHA by fostering and accelerating the collective impact of hospitals, health systems and other partners to create a better state of health for South Carolina. The grants are not considered taxable income. Funds are limited, so all applications must be received by June 12.

SCHA is a private, not-for-profit organization founded in 1921 to serve as the collective voice of South Carolina’s hospital community. Today it represents approximately 100 member hospitals and health systems and 500 personal members. Together, we are leading South Carolina to a better state of health.

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