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Grants Research Virtual Appointments

Can't get to the SC State Library? We are offering virtual appointments for assistance in grants research.

Request a Virtual Appointment

For any questions regarding grants research you may also contact us by email.

Funding Resources

Looking for emergency funding for your nonprofit?  Candid has information on philanthropy’s response to the pandemic and sources of funding.


Grants Classes for Spring 2024

Grants Research: Finding a Funder for Your Nonprofit Organization
Wednesday, March 20, 2024 11:00AM - 12:00PM

Grant Writing: Creating a Winning Proposal
Thursday, February 29, 2024 10:30AM - 12:00PM

Friday, April 19, 2024 10:30AM - 12:00PM

Thursday, May 16, 2024 10:30AM - 12:00PM


Check out these free webinars and tutorials from Candid

Introduction to Finding Grants

What is a Foundation?

Demystifying the 990-PF

Introduction to Proposal Writing

Introduction to Project Budgets

Is Starting a Nonprofit Right For You?

Starting a Nonprofit Organization

Introduction to Corporate Giving


Questions? Please email us here


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

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

The Charleston County LibraryFlorence County Library, Greenville County LibrarySpartanburg County Library, and the South Carolina State Library are Funding Information Network partners in South Carolina.  Other nearby partners are the Community Foundation for the CSRA in Augusta, Georgia, and the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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 December 2020. 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 (see below for more). A free version, FDO Essential, is also available and included all South Carolina foundations (see link above).  It is updated monthly.

The South Carolina State Library publishes the South Carolina Foundation Directory every few 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 use the link above to make a virtual appointment.  


About the Grants Research Collection

The South Carolina State Library is a Funding Information Network partner of Candid.  

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.