How one fund is rebuilding South Carolina’s homes after historic flooding
Central Carolina Community Foundation, our peer community foundation serving the Midlands region of SC, has announced OneSC Flood Relief Fund will begin a third round of funding on Monday, March 7th. Since October of 2015, this fund has granted $1 million to organizations helping to repair and rebuild homes across the state.
For nonprofits whose missions involve rebuilding family housing in the 24 FEMA-designated counties in SC, applicants are asked to create a grant proposal defining the organization’s mission statement, the impacted area, the relief and recovery efforts/programs to be implemented as well as anticipated impact of those efforts. In less than 1,000 words, nonprofits may request up to $25,000 of funding. We are proud to name Bill Medich, Immediate Past Chair of Coastal Community Foundation; and John Draughn, Board Member at Waccamaw Community Foundation, trustee members of the OneSC Flood Relief Fund Grants Committee.
In the previous cycle, OneSC Flood Relief Fund released $500,000 in funding.
$74,450 was granted to mold remediation projects,
$61,300 was granted to cover costs of home furnishings, and
$364,250 was granted to rebuilding projects and materials.
In this cycle, funded organizations provided skilled volunteer labor and an additional $4,284,000 in their own funding support for the projects. Our neighbor, local nonprofit Metanoia, a holistic community development and faith-based organization, received funding to contribute to their efforts repairing roofs in Berkeley and Dorchester County, augmenting their Owner-Occupied Repair program; and Operation Home received funding to contribute to home repair programs throughout Charleston County.
Thank you to OneSC Flood Relief Fund for paving the way for disaster relief services in SC and for granting funds to nonprofits serving those in need in the Lowcountry:
• All Hands Volunteers (Georgetown County)
• Black River United Way (Georgetown County)
• Georgetown Outreach Ministries (Georgetown County)
• Habitat for Humanity Georgetown (Georgetown County)
• Hopewell Senior Center (Georgetown County)
• Impact Ministries of Myrtle Beach (Horry County)
• Metanoia (Berkeley, Dorchester Counties)
• Mennonite Disaster Service (Georgetown County)
• Operation Home (Charleston County)
• South Carolina Baptist Convention (Horry County)
• South Carolina United Methodist Church (Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton Counties)
• St. Vincente de Paul (Berkeley, Dorchester Counties)
To learn more about OneSC Flood Relief fund, and how your nonprofit can apply for funding, please visit www.onescfund.org. All proposals should be completed on www.onefundsc.org by Friday, April 1st, 2016.