The Facebook Grant for Sustaining Black Communities program will award funds over a two-year engagement period to nonprofit organizations and programs in Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties supporting innovation, creativity, and resiliency in Black communities. This program is specifically designed for nonprofits providing goods or services that directly and specifically support Black people and communities, with a preference for nonprofits that are Black-led, in the areas of:

  • arts, culture, and humanities;
  • education;
  • community improvement and capacity building;
  • human services; and
  • civil rights, social action, and advocacy (non-political)

Additionally, a capacity-building opportunity is embedded into this grant program to help awarded applicants sustain their operations and expand their reach, if so desired. There is a two-step application process that begins with a letter of interest.

Award: up to $35,000, average yet to be determined.
Deadline: Not available in 2022.

Criteria for eligibility

  • Organizations serving Black communities in Berkeley, Charleston, and/or Dorchester counties with a 501(c)(3) certification. Grants will be considered to organizations that don’t have a 501(c)(3) certificate if they have a partnering organization who meets the 501(c)(3) standing.

Application process and schedule

  • Not available in 2022. The Facebook Grant for Sustaining Black Communities awards funds over a two-year engagement period to nonprofits in the Tri-County region. With the first round of funding awarded in July of 2021, the program will not be accepting applications indefinitely. Please check back for updates in early 2023.