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SC Victim Assistance Network and State Office of Victim Assistance Host Annual Conference in April

Posted By SCANPO, Monday, February 8, 2016

Join fellow victim advocates, law enforcement officers, therapists, nonprofit staff, service providers, victims and community members for targeted training, development and networking and to honor the heroes among us. This year's theme — Serving Victims. Building Trust. Restoring Hope. — underscores the importance of early intervention and victim services in establishing trust with victims, which in turn begins to restore their hope for healing and recovery.

Who should attend? Victim advocates, law enforcement officers, crime victims, counselors, chaplains, legislators, attorneys, Solicitors and staff, service providers, nonprofit partners, school counselors and healthcare providers to name a few.

Visit for additional information, updates and registration. Help get the word out ... because victims matter! #SCVRW16 #NCVRW2016

Full Conference Registration: $225; One Day Registration: $75 

April 18 - 20, 2016 

Doubletree by Hilton
100 Bush River Road
Columbia, SC

Tags:  Conferences  SC Victim Assistance Network  State Office of Victim Assistance 

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Nonprofit Leader for United Way State Association to Step Down

Posted By SCANPO, Monday, February 1, 2016

After ten years of leadership, Tim Ervolina is making plans to step down as President and CEO of United Way Association of South Carolina (UWASC) in 2016. Ervolina joined UWASC in 2006, where he’s lead the growth and development of the organization that provides support to the 25 local United Way organizations in South Carolina. During his tenure, UWASC has thrived as a leader in addressing issues impacting families in South Carolina and facilitating collaborative solutions on these issues. Millions of dollars in funding have been leveraged for local United Ways and their partners, with investments in education, income, health care access and basic needs.

Read full press Jan. 11 release from United Way of SC

Tags:  Tim Ervolina  United Way of SC 

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United Way of SC Offering 2016-17 AmeriCorps State Funding Opportunity

Posted By SCANPO, Monday, February 1, 2016
The United Way Association of South Carolina, serving as the State’s Commission on National and Community Service (SC Commission), has announced the opportunity of federal funds to support organizations wishing to host an SC AmeriCorps program for the 2016-17 grant year.

All new and re-competing applicants are required to attend an AmeriCorps Applicant Technical Assistance Workshop in February 2016 in order to be considered for funding. Workshops will be held at 1 p.m. on February 8 and 11. Contact to RSVP. The full application instructions will be provided to organizations that attend a workshop.

More details about this funding opportunity from United Way of SC

Tags:  AmeriCorps  Funding  United Way of SC 

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Central Carolina Community Foundation President Featured on ETV's Carolina Business Review

Posted By SCANPO, Monday, February 1, 2016

Carolina Business Review is the most widely watched source for business and public policy issues across North and South Carolina. On Jan. 31, 2016, Carolina Business Review host, Chris Williams interviewed Peter Gwaltney, President and CEO, North Carolina Bankers Association, JoAnn Turnquist, President and CEO, Central Carolina Community Foundation. Featured topics include expansion, tradition, food safety/quality, philanthropy and core strategy.

Tags:  Carolina Business Review  Central Carolina Community Foundation  ETV  JoAnn Turnquist 

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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.

Tags:  Dominion Foundation  Environment  Funding Opportunities  Grants 

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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,

Tags:  Funding Opportunities  Grants  SC Dept. of Education 

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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

Tags:  Funding Opportunities  Grants  Walmart Foundation 

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SC Arts Alliance Hosts Advocacy Day

Posted By SCANPO, Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The SC Arts Alliance invites you to join them for their annual arts advocacy day on Tues., Feb. 2, 2016.

Even if you haven't attended before, learn what to expect at the Statehouse and at the Legislative Appreciation Luncheon!

  • Come and thank members of the General Assembly for supporting an additional $1 million for arts education for FY15-16!
  • Learn about how you can support the arts and arts education in 2016.
  • Rally with arts advocates in the Statehouse Lobby by 11:30 a.m.
  • Observe the General Assembly from the House & Senate galleries.
  • Join your legislators at the Legislative Appreciation Luncheon at the Capital City Club (1201 Main Street, 25th Floor, Columbia) across from the Statehouse 1-2:30 p.m. in honor of the S.C. Legislative Arts Caucus House Arts Caucus
  • Special guest speaker - Pamela Lackey, president of AT&T South Carolina
  • Special student performance from The Doby's Mill Elementary School Choraliers, Kershaw County School District

Luncheon reservations are $40 per person.

Please contact for additional information.

Reservation deadline is Friday, January 29 with no refunds after that date.

Tags:  Advocacy  Legislative  SC Arts Alliance 

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Sisters of Charity launches #fightpovertysc social campaign

Posted By Administration, Friday, January 15, 2016

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has launched the #fightpovertysc social media campaign to encourage others to join the fight against poverty in South Carolina. Want to get involved? Visit and click Join Us Now to complete the social media form and share your message of support via Facebook or Twitter.

For more information, contact Langley Shealy at

Tags:  Advocacy  Poverty  Sisters of Charity  Social Media  South Carolina 

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SC Society of Association Executives (SCSAE) sponsors annual trade show in Columbia

Posted By Administration, Friday, January 15, 2016

Don't Miss Meetings & Events Trade Show on Jan. 28

If your organization hosts a conference, gala, board retreat or other special event then you will want to attend the annual Trade Show sponsored by the SC Society of Association Executives (SCSAE) from 3-6 p.m. on Thursday, January 28 at the Columbia Convention Center.

Some 60 meeting venues from SC, NC and GA and other suppliers will be on hand to share information with nonprofit leaders and event planners. You'll get the chance to speak with representatives from hotels, resorts, convention bureaus, boutique venues and more.

Come enjoy your favorite appetizers and beverages while gathering information for your next event. Valuable door prizes will be awarded as well. Don't miss the fun!

There is no charge for attending the SCSAE Trade Show.

Register by simply emailing Erin Pate:

For more information visit the SCSAE website:

Tags:  Columbia  SC Society of Association Executives  SCSAE  Trade Show 

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