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Community Foundation to offer COVID-19 relief grants

Community Foundation to offer COVID-19 relief grants

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HARTSVILLE, S.C. – The Community Foundation for a Better Hartsville will be offering Covid-19 Relief grants to eligible 501© (3) nonprofits in the Hartsville area. Grant applications open Friday, Oct. 15, and close Nov. 15.

Application formss can be found on the Community Foundation For A Better Hartsville website: or its Facebook page.

The Community Foundation received donations amounting to $200,000 from the Sonoco Foundation and the Byerly Foundation. From these funds, the Community Foundation will be offering 501 © (3) organizations that have been affected by Covid-19, “boost” grant opportunities.

The Community Foundation for a Better Hartsville will consider grant requests to: Assist 501©3 nonprofits serving vulnerable populations with basic needs (food, housing, living expenses, transportation costs, direct support) financial need; and assist 501©3 nonprofit organizations with program support and to help offset the financial impact to organizations to make staff and constituents safe and address mental health-related issues.

Grants are expected to range between $2,500 and $5,000 and will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Requests will be reviewed by CFBH staff and grants awarded as quickly as possible.


Grants are open to 501©3 nonprofit organizations serving the Hartsville, South Carolina area. Only non-governmental 501© 3 nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply. Businesses and individuals are not eligible at this time; however, grants to nonprofit organizations that provide direct financial assistance to individuals can be awarded.


Exclusions include: funding to schools and public agencies that would supplant tax-supported, mandated services; creation of, or addition to, endowment funds; payment of debt or legal settlements; and political or partisan purposes.

Submitting a Grant Proposal

COVID-19 Relief Fund grant applications can be submitted at any time while funds are available. Grant-making decisions will typically be made within two to four weeks of receipt of the proposal.


Organizations that are awarded a COVID-19 Relief Fund grant are encouraged to stay in close contact with the CFBH on the progress of their efforts and emerging needs.

CFBH does not support organizations that discriminate in their employment practices, volunteer opportunities, or delivery of programs and services on the basis of race, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristics protected by law.


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