Trident United Way announces fourth round of Community Changemaker Grants

April 23, 2024

Trident United Way, a leading local nonprofit organization committed to fostering positive change and development within the Tri-County, is pleased to announce their fourth round of funding in their Changemaker Grants program.

The Changemaker Grants program offers investments toward a nonprofit agency’s effectiveness, efficiency and future sustainability by providing resources to improve or expand the organization’s mission. Trident United Way is awarding Changemaker Grants in four cycles before June 30, 2024, with a total of $500,000 in grants awarded in this fiscal year. Each grant cycle has had a specific focus. Individual grant totals vary based on the grant focus and monetary request from each awarded agency.

The fourth cycle of Changemaker Grants will focus on Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention in the 29405 and 29406 Area Codes. Current data shows these zip codes in North Charleston are the areas with the greatest needs in the Tri-County. In fact, in recent years, North Charleston has led the U.S. in eviction rates. Changemaker Grants will support organizations in keeping individuals and families stably housed.

This grant pool of funding will focus on making a positive impact in the Tri-County community by supporting up to two local nonprofits with a minimum of $50,000 each.

For more information on grant requirements, please visit:

How to Apply:

A representative from any nonprofit organization or agency interested in applying for a Changemaker Grant must attend one in-person session. The purpose of the session is to provide an overview of the criteria required for the grant and to clarify the application process.

Information sessions with be held at the Trident United Way offices at 6296 Rivers Avenue in North Charleston.

Sessions will be held on:

Wednesday, April 24, 9:00-10:30 am
Monday, April 30, 1:00-2:30pm
For questions, please contact: [email protected]

Trident United Way Announces Q3 Community Changemaker Grant Awardees

Additionally, Trident United Way is very pleased to announce our Q3 Changemaker Grant recipients, which were awarded to organizations serving the ALICE® population, specifically organizations led by and/or primarily serving persons of color. We are thrilled to be working with each of these incredible community-focused nonprofits.

Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach Services – $25,000

Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach Services’ (OLMCOS) mission is to build equitable communities and empower individuals to reach their full potential by providing basic and emergency needs, education, employment and health services.

HALOS – $25,000

HALOS promotes safe and nurturing homes for children in kinship care. Kinship care is when a family member or close family friend steps up to take in a child who cannot live with their parents. HALOS provides a comprehensive system of support for kinship families so the caregivers and children can thrive.

Charleston Pro Bono Legal Services – $25,000

Charleston Pro Bono provides essential legal services to low-income individuals and families. We provide free civil legal services to overcome the equity barrier, prevent injustice, and secure basic needs for those in our community who need it most. We empower people by providing an array of legal services, clinics, direct representation, and educational outreach programs.

My Sisters House – $25,000

My Sister’s House is committed to a shared mission to break cycles of domestic violence by providing comprehensive support, services, and education to our clients and community.


About Trident United Way

For nearly 80 years Trident United Way has been a catalyst for measurable community transformation in education, financial stability and health in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester Counties. Trident United Way has a proud history of developing community-wide initiatives, including partnering with dozens of local nonprofit organizations, leading the creation of our community’s 211 Information and Referral Helpline and establishing the Berkeley and Dorchester County Resource Connection Centers.