$4.5 million distributed by the One SC Fund for COVID-19 response

April 11, 2023

The One SC Fund: COVID-19 Response, housed at Central Carolina Community Foundation, announced today that more than $4.5 million was awarded during the fund’s activation for COVID-19 assistance. The grants were awarded through a targeted approach to support South Carolina’s most vulnerable communities and aided South Carolinians with food assistance, sheltering, education support for children, rent/utility assistance and personal protective equipment.

“The One SC Fund’s grants provided relief to all 46 counties in South Carolina,” says JoAnn Turnquist, president and CEO of Central Carolina Community Foundation. “The funds were awarded to nonprofits best positioned to provide support to their communities.”

Since activation in March 2020, The One SC Fund: COVID-19 Response awarded a total of $4,559,939 to 115 nonprofits serving all 46 counties in South Carolina. These grants provided essential goods and services to more than 850,000 South Carolinians throughout the pandemic. More than 600,000 people — 78% of people served — received food assistance through the relief grants.

The majority of the funds awarded were raised thanks to the following generous individuals and corporations:

  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • Central Carolina Community Foundation
  • Cigna
  • Colonial Life
  • The David Tepper Foundation
  • Delta Dental of South Carolina
  • Dominion Energy
  • The Duke Endowment
  • Duke Energy
  • Fullerton Foundation
  • Haley Family Foundation
  • Harbor Freight Tools Foundation, LLC
  • Lipscomb Family Foundation
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Nowak Charitable Fund
  • Samsung
  • SC Physician’s Care Charity
  • Select Health
  • Sisters of Charity
  • TD Bank Charity
  • Three Hebrew Boys Case Settlement
  • Truist Bank
  • Verizon
  • Walmart Inc
  • Wells Fargo

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 Flood, Hurricane Matthew and Hurricane Florence. The One SC Fund: COVID-19 Response, activated in March 2020, was a statewide response to food, shelter, health and nonprofit sustainability needs stemming from the coronavirus pandemic.


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 $10.4 million to nonprofits. The fund is activated during times of state-declared disasters. For more information about the One SC Fund, visit www.OneSCFund.org or call 803-254-5601.

About Central Carolina Community Foundation

Central Carolina Community Foundation, the Midlands’ leader in collaborative philanthropy, is a nonprofit organization serving 11 counties in the Midlands of SC by distributing grants and scholarships and linking the resources of donors, nonprofits and area leaders to communities in need. Major initiatives include the online giving challenge Midlands Gives, On the Table, Connected Communities grants, the One SC Fund, and annual scholarships. For more information about the Foundation, visit www.yourfoundation.org or call 803.254.5601.

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