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Central Carolina Community Foundation President Featured on ETV's Carolina Business Review

Posted By SCANPO, Monday, February 1, 2016

Carolina Business Review is the most widely watched source for business and public policy issues across North and South Carolina. On Jan. 31, 2016, Carolina Business Review host, Chris Williams interviewed Peter Gwaltney, President and CEO, North Carolina Bankers Association, JoAnn Turnquist, President and CEO, Central Carolina Community Foundation. Featured topics include expansion, tradition, food safety/quality, philanthropy and core strategy.

Tags:  Carolina Business Review  Central Carolina Community Foundation  ETV  JoAnn Turnquist 

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Dominion Foundation Offering Environmental Stewardship Grants Program

Posted By SCANPO, Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Dominion and the Dominion Foundation will award up to $1 million in environmental stewardship grants this spring. The grant requests, up to $50,000, should focus on specific, short-term projects that promise measurable results to improve the environment. The projects should support one or more of the following priorities:
  1. Protecting and preserving natural habitats
  2. Monitoring and enhancing water quality
  3. Preventing pollution and improving open spaces
  4. Making nature accessible
  5. Educating the public about environmental stewardship
Applications are currently being accepted and are due 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1. For complete details and to submit your on-line application, please visit the Dominion Foundation website.

Tags:  Dominion Foundation  Environment  Funding Opportunities  Grants 

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SC Dept. of Education Announces 2016-17 Grant Opportunities

Posted By SCANPO, Monday, January 25, 2016

The South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) announces that the 2016–17 Request for Proposals for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) grant program is now available online. Approximately $6 million in funding will be distributed on a competitive basis and thedeadline to apply is April 1, 2016.

For this funding round, the SCDE will fund single public school districts, individual public schools, private schools, public charter schools, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, and other public or private entities. Applicants must propose to establish or expand activities in community learning centers that provide opportunities for academic enrichment and tutorial services; offer students a broad array of additional services, programs, and activities; and offer families of students served opportunities for literacy and related educational development.

The SCDE will offer an onsite technical assistance workshop for interested grant applicants.

January 29, 2016
10 a.m.–12 p.m.
South Carolina State Museum
301 Gervais Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29214

An optional technical assistance webinar will also be offered on February 11, 2016, from 10 a.m.–12 p.m., via Blackboard Collaborate. Please use this link to participate. Participants may log-in up to 30 minutes in advance of the session to test their equipment and download handouts.

Visit the SCDE Grant Opportunities page for updated information on grants, eligibility, application deadlines, and technical assistance. For more information about the 21st CCLC program, contact John Myers at (803) 734-8114,

Tags:  Funding Opportunities  Grants  SC Dept. of Education 

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Walmart Foundation Grant Requests Deadline This Friday

Posted By SCANPO, Monday, January 25, 2016

The Walmart Foundation opened the application period for its State Giving Program funding cycle, welcoming applications from South Carolina nonprofits with programs that focus on hunger relief, healthy eating, or career opportunities. The deadline to submit grant requests is Friday, January 29, 2016.

In 2015, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation gave more than $1.4 billion in cash and in-kind contributions around the world, which included more than $31.9 million given locally in South Carolina.

"The Walmart Foundation's State Giving Program is another way we extend our mission to help people live better," said Brooke Mueller, Director of Public Affairs for Walmart. "In addition to the thousands of community service hours our associates perform and the in-kind donations that are spread throughout the communities we serve, these State Giving grants allow us to help nonprofit organizations fulfill their mission and continue on their path of service."

For example, as a 2015 State Giving Program grant recipient, Senior Resources in Columbia was awarded a $50,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation's State Giving program to fund the purchase of a catering van used to deliver meals to seniors.

"The meals we serve to homebound seniors and disabled adults provide one-third of their daily nutritional requirements," said Senior Resources Executive Director Pam Dukes. "By providing this van, Walmart supported us in our efforts to ensure that every meal was delivered safely and in a timely manner."

Launched in 2008, associate-led State Advisory Councils work with the Walmart Foundation to help identify needs within their state, review grant requests, and make funding recommendations to the Foundation. Eligible applicants must have a current 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status in order to meet the program's minimum funding criteria.

Program Details and Application

Tags:  Funding Opportunities  Grants  Walmart Foundation 

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SC Arts Alliance Hosts Advocacy Day

Posted By SCANPO, Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The SC Arts Alliance invites you to join them for their annual arts advocacy day on Tues., Feb. 2, 2016.

Even if you haven't attended before, learn what to expect at the Statehouse and at the Legislative Appreciation Luncheon!

  • Come and thank members of the General Assembly for supporting an additional $1 million for arts education for FY15-16!
  • Learn about how you can support the arts and arts education in 2016.
  • Rally with arts advocates in the Statehouse Lobby by 11:30 a.m.
  • Observe the General Assembly from the House & Senate galleries.
  • Join your legislators at the Legislative Appreciation Luncheon at the Capital City Club (1201 Main Street, 25th Floor, Columbia) across from the Statehouse 1-2:30 p.m. in honor of the S.C. Legislative Arts Caucus House Arts Caucus
  • Special guest speaker - Pamela Lackey, president of AT&T South Carolina
  • Special student performance from The Doby's Mill Elementary School Choraliers, Kershaw County School District

Luncheon reservations are $40 per person.

Please contact for additional information.

Reservation deadline is Friday, January 29 with no refunds after that date.

Tags:  Advocacy  Legislative  SC Arts Alliance 

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Sisters of Charity launches #fightpovertysc social campaign

Posted By Administration, Friday, January 15, 2016

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has launched the #fightpovertysc social media campaign to encourage others to join the fight against poverty in South Carolina. Want to get involved? Visit and click Join Us Now to complete the social media form and share your message of support via Facebook or Twitter.

For more information, contact Langley Shealy at

Tags:  Advocacy  Poverty  Sisters of Charity  Social Media  South Carolina 

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SC Society of Association Executives (SCSAE) sponsors annual trade show in Columbia

Posted By Administration, Friday, January 15, 2016

Don't Miss Meetings & Events Trade Show on Jan. 28

If your organization hosts a conference, gala, board retreat or other special event then you will want to attend the annual Trade Show sponsored by the SC Society of Association Executives (SCSAE) from 3-6 p.m. on Thursday, January 28 at the Columbia Convention Center.

Some 60 meeting venues from SC, NC and GA and other suppliers will be on hand to share information with nonprofit leaders and event planners. You'll get the chance to speak with representatives from hotels, resorts, convention bureaus, boutique venues and more.

Come enjoy your favorite appetizers and beverages while gathering information for your next event. Valuable door prizes will be awarded as well. Don't miss the fun!

There is no charge for attending the SCSAE Trade Show.

Register by simply emailing Erin Pate:

For more information visit the SCSAE website:

Tags:  Columbia  SC Society of Association Executives  SCSAE  Trade Show 

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Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation offering incentive funds for Lowcountry Giving Day

Posted By Administration, Thursday, January 14, 2016
The Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation will be a contributor of incentive funds for Lowcountry Giving Day. To apply for a potential match opportunity through the Bunnelle Foundation, please click on this link to login and complete the Lowcountry Giving Day application. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, January 28, 2016.

Tags:  Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation  Lowcountry Giving Day 

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New Year, New Website!

Posted By Benjamin Bullock, Together SC, Monday, January 4, 2016

SCANPO is excited to announce that we have completely overhauled our website! After many years of maintaining multiple websites (a public "front-page" site and a separate "members-only" website) we've merged the two together and updated our look for 2016!

Here's some new things to note:

  • Mobile-Friendly: Today's nonprofit leader is often working on-the-go, and so our entire website is now officially mobile-friendly, and will re-arrange content to fit on a cell phone screen so that our members and friends can find what they are looking for while "out in the field".
  • Easier Navigation: We've updated our menu headings to help our members and friends find what they are looking for! Public and Members-only resources and information can all now be found on the right-side "Resources" menu! Some of those resources do require one to log in as a member, though.
  • Easier Member Login: The Member Login box now appears on the home page! You can log in to access members-only resources, renew your membership, register for the SC Nonprofit Summit and other training opportunities at the member rate, and access the Nonprofit Career Connection Center as a member, and more much easier!
    • IMPORTANT NOTE: While SCANPO has different membership categories, there are two kinds of membership accounts!
      • Organizational Member Accounts: These accounts are the "members of record" and represent each member organization as a whole. Each member organization has only one of these accounts, usually in the name of the CEO or another primary contact person. The organization's member dues and other financial transactions with SCANPO are processed through this account.
      • Individual Staff and Board Member Accounts: Each organizational member can have up to 20 Individual "sub-accounts" attached to it for their staff members and board members. You can invite staff or board members to join under the organizational membership by logging in, and from "My Member Profile", --> "Manage Profile" --> Staff & Board Members, and then entering their email addresses in the invitation field. They will receive an email inviting them to register with SCANPO for no additional dues.

We hope our members like the new look and find the site much easier to use! If you do have difficulty finding a particular resource, just let us know, and we'll be glad to help!

Tags:  Membership  SCANPO 


Coastal Community Foundation announces new CEO and retirement of longtime VP

Posted By Together SC, Monday, January 4, 2016

December saw two significant leadership changes at Coastal Community Foundation.  

After a national search, Coastal Community Foundation recently announced that a South Carolina native, Darrin Goss, has been tapped to serve at organization's fourth CEO. SCANPO welcomes Darrin. Having worked with him when he was with the United Way of Greenville County, we look forward to doing so once again.  

NEWS ARTICLE: Darrin Goss to Lead CCF

Additionally, SCANPO wishes Richard Hendry well in his long-awaited retirement and we thank him for his decades of compassionate leadership. 

NEWS ARTICLE: Farewell to Richard Hendry

Tags:  coastal community foundation of sc  darrin goss  Member News  Retirements  richard hendry 

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