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Grants Classes for Fall 2019

Grants Research: Finding a Funder for Your Nonprofit Organization
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday, September 27, 2019

Proposal Writing Basics
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday, October 18, 2019
Friday, December 13, 2019

Grant Writing for Nonprofits
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday, November 16, 2019


Questions? Please email us here

Not able to make it to a class?  Check out these free tutorials from the Foundation Center.

South Carolina Foundation Directory

2014 Edition of the South Carolina Foundation Directory

The 2014 edition of the South Carolina Foundation Directory is available for downloading. This is the most current online edition available as of March 2018. The 2014 edition includes South Carolina foundations that accept proposals.

An alternative to this South Carolina Directory is the Foundation Directory Online database.  It’s a national directory of foundations, and covers South Carolina.  It’s available at the SC State Library and at several other libraries in South Carolina, including the Greenville County Public Library (see below for more). It’s only available by visiting the library and you may access it at the Greenville main library and all the branch locations. 

The South Carolina State Library publishes the South Carolina Foundation Directory every three years to assist South Carolinians in their search for funds to support the programs and projects of their organizations. For assistance regarding the 2014 Directory, please contact Information Services staff at (803) 734-8026 or us email here.

Please note that individual assistance for grants research is available at the SC State Library, however, we ask that you make an appointment with library staff first in order to confirm staff availability and an appointment time. Please contact us by email or calling 803-734-8026 to make an appointment.


Online Foundation Directories

Grant and Fund Raising Resources

South Carolina Grant Resources
General Grant Resources
Grants for Libraries

Books and eBooks on fund raising, grant writing and nonprofit management:
In the SCLENDS catalog (or in the local library catalogs) look under the subjects:
Fund Raising”, “Nonprofit organizations”, or “Proposal Writing for Grants

Additional Information

The Foundation Center’s Funding Information Network partners provide grant seekers free access to materials and services in libraries, community foundations, and other nonprofit resource centers worldwide. The Foundation Center provides each network partner with an extensive collection of information and publications for grant-seeking nonprofit organizations.

The Anderson County LibraryCharleston County LibraryFlorence County Library, Greenville County LibrarySpartanburg County Library, Georgetown Public Library and the South Carolina State Library are Funding Information Network partners in South Carolina. 

Learn More about Grants Research @ SCSL

About the Grants Research Collection

The South Carolina State Library is a Funding Information Network partner of the Foundation Center.  

The Grants Research Collection at the South Carolina State Library is designed to assist nonprofit organizations and individuals seeking grant funding from private and corporate foundations and government agencies.  

The Collection includes resources for finding foundation and government grant programs, the grantseeking and proposal writing process, nonprofit organization management, and general fund raising strategies.  

SC State Library Information


Many South Carolina State Library programs, resources and services are supported in whole or in part by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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