In addition to "general support" FSC raises funds for the following targeted grantmaking programs:
Donor Advised Funds: Every year, people turn to the Fund for Southern Communities in order to fulfill their individual charitable wishes. The mission of FSC is to "unite organizations and donors working to create just and sustainable communities that are free of oppression and that embrace and celebrate all people." Our service area includes the states of Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina, though donor advised grants are sometimes contributed outside of this region. Giving through FSC means that you establish a giving program for yourself, your family, or your business that offers the following advantages.
- Permanence: A donor can create an endowed fund with the knowledge that it will be managed in perpetuity and that the gift will always serve a useful purpose. Potential grantees are investigated and grants are monitored by staff and the FSC Grants Committee.
- Recognition: By establishing a named, permanent fund within the FSC organization, a donor has an opportunity to honor a loved-one, friend or issue area. Donors may remain anonymous if they so desire.
- Flexibility: A donor can specify the particular charitable field-of-interest to which distribution from his or her fund is to be made, designate that grants are to be made only to a specific geographic area, or advise FSC as to which charitable organizations should receive grants.
Emergency Fund: This fund makes available small grants for situations consistent with FSC grantmaking priorities that are extremely timely, could not have been planned for by the recipient, and cannot fit into the regular grant cycle.
Triangle Grassroots Fund: This fund ensures a strong, continuing base of financial support to seed innovative organizing work in the in the nine county region of the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill Triangle in North Carolina. www.grassrootsfundnc.org.
Modjeska Simkins Memorial Fund: This fund, created to honor life-long South Carolina civil rights activist Modjeska Simkins, makes grants to organizations in South Carolina working on issues related to youth, racial justice and civil rights.
Organizational Development Fund: This fund offers grantees funding for organizational training, leadership development, long-range planning, or networking opportunities.
Racial Justice Fund: Providing support to communities and organizations dealing with issues of racial discrimination.
Southern Outlook Fund: This fund supports organizations working for lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender rights, and against homophobia and discrimination based on sexual orientation.
*Organizations are only eligible to apply to one fund each year.