To help strengthen small organizations' ability to bring ongoing arts experiences and services to individuals, communities, and other organizations throughout the state
S.C. nonprofit organizations & units of government with a total arts expense budget of $75,000 or less and at least one completed fiscal year of programming
Up to $5,000 per year
Current Operating Support for Small Organizations (OSS) grantees have been split into two groups, to apply in alternate years. If you are a current OSS grantee and have not received your group number by email, please contact the Grants Team (803.734.8695 | firstname.lastname@example.org).
Grant guidelines are subject to change until the application opens.
To help strengthen eligible organizations’ ability to bring ongoing arts experiences and services to individuals, communities, and other organizations throughout the state. This program is designed to be a simple way for organizations with annual arts budgets of $75,000 or less to apply for SCAC operating support funding. Eligible applicants range from emerging to established organizations. The grant provides two (2) years of unrestricted support for basic operations related to these artistic functions:
Applications are accepted through our grants portal, which uses the Foundant platform.
New to Foundant? For frequently asked questions, registration instructions, and other helpful information, we highly recommend visiting the Grants Portal FAQ, before you begin working in the system.
(Available to FY24 OSS Group 1 grantees and to new applicants November 16, 2023.)
Not quite ready to apply? You can preview the application before you create an account or start an application.
We also highly recommend a visit to our Grants Coaching webpage, for
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