COVID-19: Midlands Community Response Fund

Central Carolina Community Foundation

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Grant amount: Up to US $10,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in South Carolina: Calhoun County, Clarendon County, Fairfield County, Kershaw County, Lee County Show all

Location of residency: Counties in South Carolina: Calhoun County, Clarendon County, Fairfield County, Kershaw County, Lee County Show all

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About this funder:



The Midlands Community Response Fund was established in March 2020 to provide local relief, recovery, and rebuilding in response to a community-wide crisis or disaster. Grants from this fund will support nonprofits in the Community Foundation’s 11-county service area. The need is great. Donations to the Midlands Community Response Fund are being accepted and will help continue the work of serving those impacted by disasters that hit our region.

Funding Requests

The Midlands Community Response Fund will support nonprofits in our 11-county region that are providing direct services in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Initial funding will prioritize organizations that are working with populations disproportionately impacted by this crisis, including:

  • Senior citizens
  • Residents without health insurance and/or access to paid sick leave
  • Part-time and/or seasonal workers (including hospitality and service industry workers)
  • Individuals experiencing homelessness
  • Residents with limited English language proficiency
  • Healthcare workers

Additional Notes

  • An organization may request up to $10,000.
  • Central Carolina Community Foundation intends to release 100% of funds awarded to each successful applicant at the beginning of the project period.
  • The project period is six months.
  • Organizations receiving a Midlands Community Response Fund grant are eligible to re-apply for funding after their project ends.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Applications for assistance will be limited to organizations with a physical location and staff in Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda, and Sumter.
  • An organization must:
    • Be classified by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3), nonprofit entity.
    • Be based within or serve the areas affected by the disaster(s)
    • Complete an online application
    • Provide a detailed project budget


  • What Will Not Be Funded
    • Projects that are not directly associated with COVID-19 relief or recovery efforts
    • Projects for populations outside the Community Foundation’s 11-county service area
    • Projects for general or low-priority populations
    • Fundraising projects
    • Endowment development or capital campaigns
    • Sponsorships
    • Individuals seeking assistance