Fund for Southern Communities

July, 2016


The Fund for Southern Communities

Request for Proposals

Grant Cycle Deadline: September 1, 2016 

 *Proposals must be received in the office by 5:00pm


FSC can only award grants to organizations that are registered as a non–profit organization within their respective state (Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina). Organizations must also have 501(c)(3) tax status, or a Fiscal Agent; a limited number of 501(c)(4) organizations with a Fiscal Agent may be accepted.


Some things to consider before applying

  • Is your organization working for long term social change?
  • Is your total organizational budget $150,000 or less?
  • Is your organization located and doing work in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina?
  • We do not fund direct services, social services or special events.

If you fit these basic guidelines, your organization may be a good fit for the Fund for Southern Communities. For specific guidelines and details on how to apply Download our Application Here!



FSC Welcomes New Giving Circle 

For Her: A Black Women Giving

Movement for Black Girls


For Her is a giving circle that provides grant funding to support organizations that are addressing the issue of sex trafficking and exploitation of Black girls. 




35 Years of Social Justice Grant-Making 

We Need Your Help Today!


Every day we make decisions that can and often do affect the lives of others. When you decided to support the Fund for Southern Communities (FSC/the Fund), you made a conscience decision to affect change and social justice, and thus help to improve the lives of communities that need you the most.  We want to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued and loyal support of the Fund for Southern Communities.  You have made a significant impact on the struggle for social justice and human rights in your own backyard.


More than 35 years ago, the Fund made its first grant awards in an effort to give a voice to grassroots groups working to solve deeply rooted problems. Today, we find great hope and encouragement in the remarkable victories for social change and economic justice that our grantees have won.  Each victory made possible because of the generosity of donors like you.  Your dollars have directly supported organizations such as the The Peoples’ Alliance Fund, working on the Durham Living Wage Project in an effort to combat the growing income inequality in the community of Durham, NC; Girls Rock Charleston’s on-going process of advancing racial and economic justice through internal political development in Charleston, SC; and GALEO, working with Latino communities in Georgia to promote leadership development and civic engagement.  


It takes a supportive community to provide the resources and the power to make change happen, and you are at the core of our community.  Please – be there for our grantees.  The Fund relies on the generosity of people like you to continue our grant-making and technical assistance programs to community-based organizations working for social justice and serving human needs. We believe that community-based groups are the most effective in bringing about real, lasting change, and we are committed to helping them grow and become vibrant, sustainable organizations.


We know that none of the work of our grantee partners would be possible without partners like you, who care enough to make a difference.  We need your help today!!  Won’t you stand with us for equality and justice?  Please give, every dollar makes a difference. You may donate on-line at, mail in your contribution or contact the office for instructions to transfer stock. We assure you that your gift will be a cost-effective investment towards greater justice, equality and peace in our region and the world. Thank you for being part of this 35 year journey with us.




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Accounting and Operations Intern for Christian University providing free MBA Tuition


The accounting intern reports to the President of City Vision University/TechMission. The position is full-time (40 hours/week) and is based in Boston, MA.


Applicants can apply via their  website or Linked In


SCACED is Hiring a Membership Coordinator 

Your South Carolina Association for Community Economic Development (SCACED) is hiring a Membership Coordinator.   Interested individuals should review the job description and send resume and cover letter to Kate Pratt via email - This is full time position is based in Charleston.


Give Out Day Registration is Open
Horizons Foundation is thrilled to announce that registration for Give OUT Day 2016 is now open, complete with a new date, a new  look, and new tools! To participate in this unique national day of giving for the LGBTQ community on August 2, 2016, you must register by July 15, 2016.


Need Furniture?  

First African Community Development Corporation &
The Furniture Bank of Metro Atlanta can help!



Board of Directors Call

Come Be A Part of Our Team 

FSC is still seeking individuals to serve on our Board of Directors! 


Some of the specific skills and other identifying areas that are helpful for the selection and elections process include nominations of individuals who are or has: Latino, Native American, Multi-racial, a Disability, Activist/Organizer, Organizational Management skills, Board Development skills, Fund Raising/Development background, Grant Writing skills,  Public Relations skills, a Legal background, Donor Development skills, Finance/Investment, Corporate or Foundation connections, Institutional Philanthropy knowledge, Organizational Development. FSC serves a three state region and board seats should always include membership from each of the three states.  Areas that are helpful in assuring a diverse membership are state, sex, race, skills, etc.


If there are individuals that you feel would be an asset, and willing to serve a two-year term on the FSC Board of Directors, please complete the nomination form and return it to the FSC office via fax, electronically, or via US mail.





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AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support The Fund for Southern Communities (FSC) every time you shop, at no cost to you! When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to FSC!


How Do I Shop at AmazonSmile?

To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You will see millions of eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Please note that you use the same account on and AmazonSmile and your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.


How Do I Select FSC as My Charitable Organization?

Selecting FSC as your charitable organization is a very simple process. On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you will be prompted to pick the charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Once you have selected FSC, AmazonSmile will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make on AmazonSmile will result in a donation to our organization.


**For more information on how to support FSC via AmazonSmile, click here



Kroger Community Rewards®

Giving More Back to the Community!

Kroger is committed to helping our communities grow and prosper. Year after year, local schools, churches and other nonprofit organizations will earn millions of dollars through Kroger Community Rewards®.


Sign in to your Kroger Rewards Plus Card account,  View Your Rewards Details and add the Fund for Southern Communities, organization number 71413, to your Community Rewards. Haven't yet registered your Kroger Plus Card online? Don't worry, you can register your Kroger Plus Card number here

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