2021 Granting Timeline

Please note: GCCF Grant Application and Final Report forms have been revised for 2021 and years following. If your organization has previously applied for GCCF funding, please be sure to use the current application form.

Youth & Education

Applications will be received February 1 – February 28 and reviewed during March, with notifications given and awarded funds made available by April 30.

Innovation

The Innovation grant cycle will be offered in 2021. Applications will be received April 1 – April 30 and reviewed during May, with notifications given and awarded funds made available by June 30.

The Innovation Grant supports creative ideas that foster strategic change within the Greenwood County community. Collaboration and partnerships among organizations are expected and essential to assure lasting impact and success.

Innovation Grants are unique among those awarded by GCCF. Awards are for larger amounts and are more competitive than in our annual Community Impact grant cycles. Proposals will be considered for awards up to $50,000 total, to be disbursed within a single year or as a multi-year commitment, in this biennial grant cycle.

The Innovation Grant Application is distinct from the application used in other grant cycles and can be downloaded here.

Prospective applicants must contact Foundation staff for further details before submitting an application for the 2021 GCCF Innovation Grant and attend one of the mandatory orientation meetings about this grant process. Orientation meetings will be held on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 (11:00 am-noon) possibly in person and Tuesday, February 23, 2021 (4:00-5:00 pm) via Zoom. PLEASE NOTE: Covid-19 protocol for social distancing and masks will be observed by all attending on Wednesday, February 17. If number of attendees requires, this meeting will also be held virtually.

For more information about the Innovation Grant, contact Mary Woodiwiss, 864.223.1524, mwoodiwiss@greenwoodcf.org.

Community Enhancement

Applications will be received June 1 – June 30 and reviewed during July, with notifications given and awarded funds made available by August 31.

Open Granting

Applications will be received October 1 – October 31 and reviewed during November, with notifications given and awarded funds made available by December 31.

Donor-Advised, Designated, and Field of Interest Grants

Grants are also made by GCCF from Donor Advised, Designated, and Field of Interest Funds, in fulfillment of donors’ specific intents.  Donors may recommend grants to virtually any tax-exempt organizations serving the causes they care about most deeply— locally, and even globally. For more information, please see Donors & Funds.

Grant Application

Click here to download & complete our Grant Application Form. Please submit the completed application and supporting documents electronically to staff@greenwoodcf.org. All documents should be attached as separate files.

Note: The form requires Microsoft Word or an open-source equivalent like LibreOffice.
PC users can download a free Microsoft Word Reader from Microsoft:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=4

This evaluation form is used by our Community Grants Review Committees and Board of Directors in assessing grant applications.

Innovation Grant Application

Click here to Download & Complete our Innovation Grant Application Form. Please submit the completed application and supporting documents electronically to staff@greenwoodcf.org. All documents should be attached as separate files.

Note: The form requires Microsoft Word or an open-source equivalent
like LibreOffice. PC users can download a free Microsoft Word Reader from Microsoft:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=4

Final Report Form

Click here to Download & Complete our Final Report Form. Please submit the completed final report and photos electronically to staff@greenwoodcf.org. All documents should be attached as separate files.

Note: The form requires Microsoft Word or an open-source equivalent like LibreOffice.
PC users can download a free Microsoft Word Reader from Microsoft:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=4

Questions about Completing or Submitting a Grant Application?
Contact us for assistance.

Greenwood County Community Foundation
110 Phoenix Street
Greenwood, SC 29646
864.223.1524
staff@greenwoodcf.org