How to Apply
The Foundation seeks to fund those programs and initiatives that are closely aligned with its mission and its Priority Funding Areas. The Foundation has developed a two-phase application process to make the review process more effective and efficient. This process enables the Foundation to determine which programs are potentially the best matches for its priority funding areas. Organizations interested in receiving funding from the Foundation are required to submit a two page Letter of Intent. Once reviewed and if determined a good match, your organization will be invited to submit the full proposal at the request of the Foundation.
Who Can Apply
Only nonprofit organizations that have a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status as determined by the IRS, government agencies or educational/research institutions that are tax-exempt are eligible to submit a Letter of Intent.
The Foundation will not issue grants to individuals, religious activities, political campaigns or activities that influence legislation, groups seeking funds to purchase tickets or tables at fundraising events, membership drives, sports tournaments, one time or annual events, raffles or auctions.
The Foundation will not accept a Letter of Intent from an organization that has an open grant on the date the Letter of Intent is due.
The Foundation will not accept but one Letter of Intent during a grant cycle from a non-profit organization.
The Foundation will not award a grant to another foundation.
Letter of Intent
Letters of Intent must be no longer than two pages and include the following information.
- Mission and background of organization.
- Target population and number of uninsured people served by the project.
- Proposed project, including goals.
- Overview of project activities and measurement of outcomes.
- Timetable for implementation.
- Specific amount requested and how the funds will be used.
- Sources of additional financial support for the project.
- Address, phone number and e-mail address for the contact person of the proposed project.
Please do not include a cover page. Incomplete letters will be rejected.
Where to Send
BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation
I-20 East @ Alpine Road
Mail Code AX-G22
Columbia, SC 29219
Hand delivered letters will be accepted. The Foundation is located at 4101 Percival Road, corner of Clemson and Percival Roads, in Northeast Columbia. Letters of Intent must be received by 5:00 P.M. on deadline date not postmarked.
When to Send
The Foundation conducts two funding cycles each year, one in the spring and one in the fall. The deadline for Fall 2013 Letters of Intent is August 21, 2013.
Overnight deliveries are discouraged, all packages are sent to the corporate mail room and maybe delayed upto 3 days for delivery.
Letters of Intent may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.