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Junior League of Columbia's 2018 Community Impact Grant request for proposals (RFP)

Posted By Administration, Thursday, January 18, 2018

The Junior League of Columbia (JLC) invites you to respond to our 2018 Community Impact Grant request for proposals (RFP). The JLC Community Impact Grant Program supports projects directly benefiting the greater Midlands area through our community partners, nonprofit organizations and agencies*.

JLC promotes voluntarism, develops the potential of women, and improves communities through the effective action of trained volunteers. Our current focus area is healthy children. A total of $150,000 will be awarded by JLC to Midlands’ organizations proposing transformational projects and initiatives of $25,000 or greater related to our mission and focus area and specifically addressing poverty and basic needs of children and families.

We look forward to supporting our partners in positively transforming our community through these opportunities! Thank you and have a wonderful day!

RFP Application Contents

  1. Cover letter, on your stationery, signed by the organization’s director
  2. Executive Summary
  3. Narrative (no more than two pages) with (a):
    • Project Description;
    • Brief statement of need to be addressed;
    • Goals and objectives, including dates for implementation and conclusion of project;
    • Target population;
    • Project activities/programs;
    • Proposal of collaboration with JLC volunteers on a long-term basis (this could include incorporating shift work for JLC volunteer or placement opportunities);
    • and Plan for measuring project results and reporting impact of project to JLC on an annual basis.
  4.  Project Budget (expenses and/or income)
  5. Organization Background (mission, major activities, and credentials for carrying out project)
  6. If you previously received a grant, please provide an update of the use of the funds and the outcomes.
  7. Conclusion (brief statement of long-term project plan and how JLC can play a role)
  8. Appendices (Attachments)
    • Verification of tax-exempt status (IRS determination letter)
    • List of officers and Board of Directors
    • Staff biographies and key staff resumes
    • Organization operating budget
    • Latest financial statement (audited preferred)
    • List of other current funding sources and uses
    • Current Annual Report
    • Support letters or endorsements (limited to maximum of three)  

    *JLC does not make grants to individuals or government agencies, or for capital building projects, lobbying, or religious purposes. Additional applicant organization requirements are available here. Please submit proposals by email to info@jlcolumbia.org. 

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BlueCross BlueShield of SC Foundation Awards Grant to SCANPO

Posted By SCANPO, Friday, February 10, 2017

The BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation (www.bcbsscfoundation.org) has recently awarded a $120,000 grant to SCANPO to support SCANPO’s efforts to expand awareness among South Carolina’s nonprofits on the influence of the non-health factors that influence health, including education, community safety and family and social support.

“BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina has been a strong advocate for SCANPO’s mission and work for many years, joining as a Business Partner, sponsoring the Nonprofit Summit, providing strategic board leadership and so much more,” said Madeleine McGee, president of SCANPO. “We are thrilled to have this opportunity to now begin working with the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation.”

“To improve our state’s health, we must improve people’s opportunities to be healthier in the places where they live, learn, work and play,” explained Madeleine. “This is the everyday work of the entire nonprofit sector. They just may not realize the connection.”

The Foundation’s investment will allow SCANPO to assess the need and opportunity to educate nonprofits on the role they could have in improving the overall health of their communities, making health a shared value across organizations and ultimately creating a culture of health across the state.

“We aim to expand awareness of the factors that influence health among the 80 percent of nonprofits whose missions are centered outside of the health arena,” continued Madeleine. “By making this a conversation in which all nonprofits participate, we seek to increase collaboration and engagement needed to advance community health in South Carolina.”

Next month’s 2017 SC Nonprofit Summit will offer participants the chance to address the topic of health within their communities through these thought-provoking sessions:

·      SC’s Culture of Health: Our Sector’s Responsibility with Monica Hobbs Vinluan and Terri Theisen

·      Understanding the Social Determinants of Health (And Why They Should Matter to Every Nonprofit) with Maya Pack

·      Midlands Healthcare Collaborative with Cheryl Johnson Benjamin

·      Collaborating: Welcoming All to the Table with Pam Toney and Lisa Hayes

·      Healthy Insights: Public Data and the Social Determinants of Health with Lowell Atkinson and Sarah Pinson

·      Building Capacity for Community Integrated Health with Amanda Metzger and MJ Pierce

To learn more about the Summit and register your team, visit the Summit site today!

Headquartered in Columbia, S.C., BlueCross®  BlueShield®  of South Carolina and the BlueCross®  BlueShield®  of South Carolina Foundation are both independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

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