Grant Opportunities

Investing in our nonprofits and leaving a lasting impact on our region

Our grants are lifelines that connect us with the nonprofit community – who in turn provide needed programs and services to the men, women, children, and families of our community who are striving for a better life.

As a community foundation, we are strategic and responsive to the changing needs of our residents, workers, and communities. Through our grantmaking programs, we support a six-county area that includes Richmond, Burke, McDuffie, and Columbia counties in Georgia and Aiken and Edgefield counties in South Carolina.

We offer several grantmaking programs and partner with other organizations to facilitate grant programs that improve lives for those in the CSRA. We invite you to learn more about how we are investing in local nonprofits and learn more about how to apply for funding by clicking below.

Community Grants

Literacy Initiative

Other Grant Opportunities

A Grant Can Change a Life

adult female assisting special needs child at a bowling alley

The RECing Crew

Our mission had always been to offer recreational and social programs for those with disabilities within our community. An unexpected positive result of our bowling program, ‘AlleyCats’ has been the positive impact it has had on the other family members and caregivers of the bowlers! During the two hours, while our participants are bowling, their family members socialize, develop new friendships and network with families that they have something in common with. They share their knowledge of how to navigate this world for someone with a special need, allowing them to become better advocates for their children, no matter their age. Thank you for helping us with our mission!

middle aged male speaking to a group in a church

Megiddo Dream Station

Jeff came to our program depressed, discouraged, suicidal and homeless. Someone at his church had encouraged him to attend our program because they felt the positive daily environment and the interactive classroom setting would lift his spirits. He admits he never thought anyone would even consider hiring him again. Through the years Jeff had lost everything – his job, his car and finally his family. Two weeks into our program, he began to talk about how a part-time job would really help him feel better about himself. He began to find a way to shave and bathe each day before class. A big smile and an encouraging word began to be his trademark. Jeff secured a full-time job and started work the day he finished his class. He now has a car and is renting a room in a house near his work site. He tells anyone who asks that Megiddo helped him find a job, but most importantly, Megiddo helped him find hope, joy, and purpose.

Without this grant, we would not have offered the program at the site where he was trained. On his behalf, I thank you for saving his life.

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