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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.

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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, JLMyers@ed.sc.gov.

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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

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