2022 Granting Timeline

Please note:  GCCF Grant Applications are available only through our granting software platform. Please use this link to create your account and access the Grant Application for the current cycle.

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 again in 2023. Applications will be received April 1 – April 30, 2023 and reviewed during May, with notifications given and awarded funds made available by June 30, 2023.

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 GCCF Innovation Grant and attend one of the mandatory orientation meetings about this grant process. Orientation meetings for 2023 will be posted here in early 2023. Interviews with applicants will also be arranged.

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.

Grant Application

An EXAMPLE of the GCCF Grant Application may be found here.

PLEASE NOTE: This document is provided as a reference and will
not be accepted as an application. Use this link to create your
account and access the Grant Application for the current cycle.

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

Innovation Grant Application

An EXAMPLE of the Innovation Grant Application
form may be found here.

PLEASE NOTE: This document is provided as a reference
and will not be accepted as an application. Use this link
to create
your account and access the Innovation Grant Application.

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.

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