The South Carolina Bar Foundation is requesting proposals for a special grant program established as a result of a settlement between the U.S. Department of Justice and Bank of America in a mortgage fraud suit. The South Carolina Bar Foundation (SCBF) will be distributing approximately $6.2 million to eligible grantees over a multi-year period. Therefore, there will be more than one opportunity to apply for a grant, as well as opportunities to apply for additional funding if you demonstrate the importance and success of your program in preventing foreclosure legal assistance and community redevelopment legal assistance.


Under the terms of the settlement, these funds must be used by nonprofit organizations in South Carolina to provide legal services relating to foreclosure prevention and/or community redevelopment benefitting South Carolina residents. All applicants must be nonprofit organizations and must either provide legal services or partner with an organization which provides such services. Applicants must agree to participate in a data collection program intended to demonstrate the impact of legal services funded by the settlement in the areas of foreclosure prevention and community redevelopment.

Request for Proposal Requirements

Request for Proposal Form

The deadline to submit a RFP is 5:00pm on Friday, May 12, 2017.  The Bar Foundation will accept RFPs via email: or mail: South Carolina Bar Foundation, PO Box 608, Columbia, SC 29202.