Growing Philanthropy

South Carolina is home to more than 550 foundations with almost 2.8 billion in assets. South Carolina grantmakers play a vital role in meeting critical needs and improving quality of life for all South Carolinians. The South Carolina Grantmakers Network is the state’s only forum for sharing information and promoting cooperation among South Carolina’s grantmakers.

Who We Are

Established in 1995, the South Carolina Grantmakers Network is an unincorporated association of grantmaking organizations in the state of South Carolina committed to: Education, Rural Development and Environment, Healthcare, and to connecting funders from all corners of South Carolina. We are your resource for networking, news, and information on philanthropy.

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Mission

The mission of the South Carolina Grantmakers Network is to connect, learn, and act for the good of South Carolina.

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Membership

Membership is open to private, community, health legacy and corporate foundations. Through networking, learning, leading, and collaborating, South Carolina Grantmakers and foundations of all sizes and types benefit and find value in membership with SCGMN.

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Innovation in Healthcare

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Brief History and Membership Information

The South Carolina Grantmakers Network was formed in 1997 by a hand full of South Carolina Foundation CEO’s who wanted a chance to meet and interact with fellow funders on a regular basis. Over the years, the Grantmakers Network has played a role in understanding major issues that affect South Carolina communities and those who live there. Most recently, the Network played a vital role in addressing the devastating flood in the state. Many funders collaborated together to help those with the greatest need. South Carolina based Foundations collectively have assets totaling more than $2.3 billion. Annual giving from Foundations based in South Carolina is more than $150 million.

The Network is a membership organization that supports around 40 Foundations across the state and is governed by a Steering Committee. The types of Foundations included are Family Foundations, Community Foundations, Private Foundations, Health Legacy Foundations, and Corporate Foundations. The intent of the Network is to share ideas and knowledge in a collegial manner with fellow grantmaking organizations in South Carolina or those who are in the region and fund in the state. Those who participate include Foundation CEO’s, other senior leadership, program officers, grants managers, Board members and communication professionals. Membership is limited to those who qualify as a philanthropic/grantmaking entity. Membership requests are reviewed by the Steering Committee and voted on by the full membership.

If you think you would qualify for membership in the Network, you can send your request, name, address, and name of organization to Langley Shealy, Network Administrator, at langley@scgrantmakers.com for further information.

Become a Member

Brief History and Membership Information

The South Carolina Grantmakers Network was formed in 1997 by a hand full of South Carolina Foundation CEO’s who wanted a chance to meet and interact with fellow funders on a regular basis. Over the years, the Grantmakers Network has played a role in understanding major issues that affect South Carolina communities and those who live there. Most recently, the Network played a vital role in addressing the devastating flood in the state. Many funders collaborated together to help those with the greatest need. South Carolina based Foundations collectively have assets totaling more than $2.3 billion. Annual giving from Foundations based in South Carolina is more than $150 million.

The Network is a membership organization that supports around 40 Foundations across the state and is governed by a Steering Committee. The types of Foundations included are Family Foundations, Community Foundations, Private Foundations, Health Legacy Foundations, and Corporate Foundations. The intent of the Network is to share ideas and knowledge in a collegial manner with fellow grantmaking organizations in South Carolina or those who are in the region and fund in the state. Those who participate include Foundation CEO’s, other senior leadership, program officers, grants managers, Board members and communication professionals. Membership is limited to those who qualify as a philanthropic/grantmaking entity. Membership requests are reviewed by the Steering Committee and voted on by the full membership.

If you think you would qualify for membership in the Network, you can send your request, name, address, and name of organization to Langley Shealy, Network Administrator, at langley@scgrantmakers.com for further information.

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    Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC Names Donna Waites New President

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (April 14, 2022) – The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has named Donna L. Waites as its new president effective...

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    Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina President to Retire in the Summer of 2022

    Columbia, S.C. [January 10, 2022] – Tom Keith, , the long-time president of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina will retire in July of...

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