One SC Fund Activated

Posted By: Madeleine McGee Together SC Alerts,


One SC Fund Activated To Fund Statewide COVID-19 Response Efforts

Funders across South Carolina collaborate to design expedient, efficient, and equitable use of funds

Columbia, S.C. (March 20, 2020) –The One SC Fund, housed at Central Carolina Community Foundation, has been activated with support from Governor Henry McMaster, to provide a collaborative statewide response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The response will be led by a coalition of funders and partners across the state - South Carolina Grantmakers Network, Together SC and the United Way Association of South Carolina.

100% of monies donated will go directly to help our state’s COVID-19 response.

How to Donate to the One SC Fund

Those wishing to contribute to the One SC Fund can do so in the following ways:

  • Online: Visit to make a donation with your credit card
  • Mail: Send a check made payable to Central Carolina Community Foundation-One SC to: Central Carolina Community Foundation, 2142 Boyce Street, Suite 402, Columbia, SC 29201.

The One SC fund was established in 2015 as a statewide disaster relief fund and has directed donations to relief efforts for the Thousand Year Fund, Hurricane Matthew, and Hurricane Florence.  Today, the COVID-19 pandemic threatens our state and our country. 

The One SC Fund: COVID-19 Response is a collaborative statewide response to food, shelter, health, and nonprofit sustainability needs stemming from the Coronavirus pandemic. The three core partners in the One SC: COVID-19 Response Fund — SC Grantmakers Network, Together SC, and United Way Association of SC — will be joined by dozens of local, regional and statewide organizations in implementing an expedient, efficient, and equitable use of the One SC Fund.

“Through experience we know that building coalitions is essential when responding to community need,” states JoAnn Turnquist, president & CEO of Central Carolina Community Foundation. “This coalition will help maximize our resources and local knowledge, and use our collective strengths to respond effectively to the Covid-19 pandemic in our state.”

Donations to the fund will enhance the efforts already underway in several counties and regions across South Carolina and will be used to address gaps in the response efforts, including support for communities that lack resources or an organized philanthropic response.

The effort will also provide an outlet for statewide, regional, and national funders interested in supporting a Covid-19 response in South Carolina.

Information for nonprofits interested in applying for a grant will be available the week of March 23rd at

About the One SC Fund:

The One SC Fund, housed at Central Carolina Community Foundation, was established by former Governor Nikki Haley after the 2015 Thousand-Year Flood. The fund helps South Carolinians who are recovering from state-declared emergencies. The fund has supported efforts during three previous state-declared disasters, including the Thousand-Year Flood, Hurricane Matthew, and Hurricane Florence, distributing over $5.5 million to nonprofits. The fund is activated during times of state-declared disasters. For more information about the One SC Fund, visit or call 803-254-5601

Hashtag: #OneSCFund

August 3, 2020 Update


Thank you to the following organizations and others who collectively gave nearly $3 million in support of the One SC Fund: COVID-19 Response:

  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • Delta Dental of South Carolina
  • Dominion Energy
  • Duke Energy
  • The Duke Endowment
  • Harbor Freight Tools Foundation
  • SC Physicians Care Charity
  • Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC
  • TD Charitable Foundation
  • Wells Fargo Foundation

In less than three months, the One SC Fund Grants Committeee (see below) has provided $2.9 million in grants to nonprofit organizations serving every corner of the state. Applications are no longer being accepted.


  1. Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention of SC
  2. Eat Smart Move More
  3. Feeding the Carolinas
  4. Food Share
  5. Homeless Period Project
  6. SC Appleseed Legal Justice Center
  7. South Carolina Association for Community Economic Development (SCACED)
  8. Unitarian Universalist Church of Spartanburg, SC, Inc. on behalf of a coalition of SC nonprofits serving the Latinx immigrant community of SC


  1. Hispanic Alliance
  2. Humanities Foundation
  4. Increasing H.O.P.E.
  5. Meals on Wheels of Greenville
  6. Pendleton Place
  7. Sustaining Way
  8. United Way of Anderson County
  9. United Way of Greenville County
  10. United Way of Greenwood and Abbeville Counties
  11. United Way of Laurens County
  12. United Way of Pickens County
  13. United Way of the Piedmont


  1. Able South Carolina
  2. Ace Basin Growers
  3. Chapin We Care Center
  4. Columbia Free Medical Clinic, Inc.
  5. Fairfield County Council on Aging
  6. Good Samaritan Clinic
  7. GRASP
  8. Midlands Housing Alliance dba Transitions Homeless Center
  9. Power In Changing – Diaper Bank of the Midlands
  10. United Way of Kershaw County
  11. United Way of the Midlands (Fairfield County)
  12. United Way of the Midlands (Lexington County)
  13. United Way of the Midlands (Newberry County)
  14. United Way of the Midlands (Orangeburg County)

Pee Dee

  1. A Father’s Place
  2. CareFIRST Carolina Foundation
  3. Caring and Sharing Inc
  4. Felician Center
  5. Friendship Medical Clinic, Inc.
  6. Healthy Learners (Dillon)
  7. Help 4 Kids
  8. Lighthouse Ministries, Florence, SC
  9. M-WAM Mentoring
  10. Pick 42 Foundation
  11. United Way of Horry County, Inc.


  1. Antioch Educational Center
  2. Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention of SC
  3. Black River United Way (BRUW)
  4. Bluffton Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine
  5. Bluffton Self Help
  6. East Cooper Community Outreach [ECCO]
  7. Edisto Indian Free Clinic
  8. HELP of Beaufort
  9. Homeless Period Project
  10. Hopeful Horizons
  11. Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach Services, Inc.
  12. Ridgeville Community Resource Center, Inc.
  13. Sandalwood Community Food Bank
  14. Second Helpings, Inc.
  15. Smith Medical Clinic, Inc.
  16. South Carolina Association for Community Economic Development (SCACED)
  17. South Carolina Association of Habitat Affiliates, Inc.
  18. Sumpter Free Medical Clinic dba Sumpter Free Health Clinic
  19. The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center, Inc.
  20. The Salvation Army of Charleston
  21. Tidelands Health (Georgetown Hospital System DBA Tidelands Health)
  22. Trident United Way
  23. United Way of the Lowcountry

One SC Fund Grants Committee:

  • Mac Bennett, Cyberwoven, Chair (Lowcountry)

Representatives from SC Grantmakers Network

  • Katy Smith, Piedmont Health Foundation, Greenville Philanthropy Partnership (Upstate)
  • Darrin Goss, Coastal Community Foundation (Lowcountry)
  • Tom Keith, Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC (Midlands/Statewide)

Ex officio

  • Chris Steed, Fullerton Foundation (Upstate)
  • Erin Johnson, Central Carolina Community Foundation (Midlands)

Representatives from Together SC

  • Nate Barber, South State Bank (Midlands/ statewide)
  • Carl Humphries, Hope Health (PeeDee)
  • Anna Hamilton Lewin, SC Community Loan Fund (Lowcountry / statewide)

Ex Officio

  • Madeleine McGee, Together SC (Lowcountry/Statewide)

Representatives from UWASC

  • Clarence Batts, retired BASF (Upstate)
  • Matt Hammond, Dominion Energy (Midlands)
  • Graham Adams, SC Office of Rural Health (Midlands/Statewide)

Ex Officio

  • Naomi Lett, UWASC (Midlands)

Lead Staff

  • Karen Oliver, United Way of the Midlands