Full List of Grantees

  • Antioch Educational Center

    The Antioch Educational Center works with SC Legal Services to provide legal advice to residents of Jasper County. AE works to increase the number of residents of Jasper, Hardeeville, and Ridgeland receiving legal services. Visit website >>

  • Catholic Charities Office of Immigration Services

    CCOIS works to meet the need for low-cost, high-quality immigration legal services in the state. They focus on providing family-based immigration services and assisting immigrant victims of crime. Visit website >>

  • Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation

    CHPP delivers legal services to low-income persons in need of assistance with heirs’ property issues. The team works to enhance the capacity of attorneys, legal professionals and students to provide legal education and direct legal services in the Lowcountry. Visit website >>

  • Charleston Legal Access

    Charleston Legal Access is a nonprofit law firm dedicated to expanding access to legal services and rights in South Carolina. CLA serves moderate and low income individual clients, providing legal representation at reduced fees calculated on a sliding scale, and participates in litigation to overcome systemic injustice. Visit website >>

  • Charleston Pro Bono Legal Services

    Charleston Pro Bono Legal Services serves the vital legal needs of Charleston’s economically disadvantaged. We empower people by providing aid, representation and an array of legal services that grant access to the protections and benefits of our legal system. Visit website >>

  • Disability Rights SC

    Since 1977, DRSC has been an non-profit corporation protecting and advancing the legal, civil and human rights of people with disabilities in South Carolina. They serve as the Protection and Advocacy System and Client Assistance Program for South Carolina. DRSC is independent of all agencies providing treatment or other services to people with disabilities and our services are free. Visit website >>

  • Greenville County Human Relations Commission

    The Greenville County Human Relations Commission is a HUD-approved local Housing Counseling Agency and a Local Fair Housing Agency. Almost five decades ago a small group of ministers, college professors, prominent citizens and a few regular folks began meeting to discuss the rising racial tension in the area. Together they developed an action plan to mend relations and to open the lines of communication between the races. In 1969, Mayor Cooper White created the Human Relations Commission. Visit website >>

  • Hopeful Horizons

    Hopeful Horizons aids victims of domestic abuse in Beaufort, Jasper, Colleton and Hampton counties. Hopeful Horizons provides safe shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children as well as court accompaniment, adult counseling, children’s counseling and case management. Visit website >>

  • Horry County Veterans Treatment Court

    The Horry County Veterans Treatment Court works to quickly identify veterans who have entered the criminal justice system and connect them to support, recovery and/or therapeutic services. The Case Manager coordinates with the Prosecutor, Defense Attorney, and Treatment Court Director to guide the veteran to success in remaining substance free, find recovery from mental illness, and remain crime free so that overall recidivism is reduced, the cost of incarceration is eliminated, and the criminal justice system is relieved. Visit website >>

  • Justice 360

    The mission of Justice 360 is to promote fairness, reliability and transparency in the criminal justice system for individuals facing the death penalty and juveniles facing lengthy sentences in South Carolina. They accomplish this by providing resources and support for lawyers tasked with representing capital and juvenile defendants, representing individual clients, advocating for policy change to address systemic flaws in the criminal justice system, and educating the public to raise awareness about the administration of capital and juvenile sentencing in South Carolina. Visit website >>

  • Lowcountry Legal Volunteers

    LLV is a freestanding legal services office in the Hilton Head/Bluffton area that utilizes volunteers – both lawyers and others – to meet the civil legal needs of the community. Visit website >>

  • Mediation and Meeting Center of Charleston

    The Mediation and Meeting Center of Charleston (MMCC) is dedicated to providing quality, accessible dispute resolution and training. The Mediation Center was established in 2008 as a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that offers a voluntary alternative for resolving conflict. Visit website >>

  • Medical Legal Partnership

    The Medical Legal Partnership (MLP) formally connects Furman University, Prisma Health Upstate, and South Carolina Legal Services in work to improve health outcomes for people throughout the Upstate, especially those living in poverty. The partnership—the first of its kind in South Carolina—coordinates and streamlines access to non-medical assistance when a medical problem has roots in or is made worse by a social or legal problem. Visit website >>

  • Midlands Mediation Center

    The Midlands Mediation Center (MMC), formerly known as the Community Mediation Center, has brought the practice of using mediation to resolve disputes to the Midlands community since 1998. MMC relies on a dedicated core of volunteer mediators who have received training in civil and/or family mediation. Many use mediation in their legal, human resources, or social services professions. Visit website >>

  • National Judicial College

    The NJC offers programs to the judiciary to improve productivity, challenge current perceptions of justice and inspire judges to achieve judicial excellence. Foundation funds provide scholarships to NJC for South Carolina judges (selected by S.C. Court Administration). Visit website >>

  • NC Center on Actual Innocence

    The NC Center on Actual Innocence (NCCAI) oversees Innocence Projects® at North Carolina law schools and provides legal services to indigent, unrepresented North Carolina and South Carolina inmates claiming factual innocence. Each year, the Center coordinates the review and investigation of cases by law student volunteers, allowing the students to work on real cases, learn from the past work of other attorneys, develop organizational, analytical, professional, and ethical skills, and appreciate the value of providing pro bono services. Visit website >>

  • One80 Place Homeless Justice Project

    The shelter provides an on-site legal clinic that supports the legal needs of hundreds of homeless men and women in Charleston. The Project currently provides services to roughly 600 homeless individuals each year. Visit website >>

  • Project R.E.S.T.

    Project R.E.S.T, formerly SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition, is a private, non-profit organization providing a multi-faceted assistance program to victims of domestic and sexual violence in Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union Counties. Through their Legal Advocate program, domestic violence victims receive assistance with filing for Orders of Protection as well as legal aid in facing eviction, foreclosure, and access to housing. Visit website >>

  • Rainy Day Fund

    The Rainy Day Fund works to eliminate barriers to housing/employment by assisting those who are legal system involved (or at risk) with costs associated with obtaining work, securing identification, restoration of rights, court costs, basic care and other physical needs. Visit website >>

  • Richland County CASA

    With a mission to “advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children in Richland County Family Court,” CASA conducts a child welfare collaboration workshop, holds nationally-heralded volunteer recruitment events and provides training resources to volunteer Guardians. Visit website >>

  • Root & Rebound

    Root & Rebound’s mission is to restore power and resources to the families and communities most harmed by mass incarceration through legal advocacy, public education, policy reform and litigation–a model rooted in the needs and expertise of people who are directly impacted. Visit website >>

  • SC Access to Justice Commission

    SCATJ works to educate the public, the legal community and the legislature about issues facing individuals with limited means. The Commission works to find additional funding for legal assistance, create new partnerships for increasing civil legal assistance, build seamless connections for those in need with the resources available and increase access to and delivery of civil legal assistance. Visit website >>

  • SC Appleseed Legal Justice Center

    Appleseed fights to uphold individuals’ rights to food, shelter, education and access to justice. The goals of the Center are to ensure the law is fair, to educate the public and their advocates about the law, and to assist attorneys in bringing systemic litigation where the law is unfair. Visit website >>

  • SC Bar – Ask-A-Lawyer & Clinics Program

    Ask-a-Lawyer offers general education legal clinics throughout the state, supports the Legal Lessons courses and conducts periodic statewide web blitzes/phone banks. Visit website >>

  • SC Bar – Law Related Education Division

    LRE promotes the goals of civic education and enhances relationships between attorneys and students. Programming includes Mock Trial, We the People, and Youth Court. Students learn the value of becoming a positive contributor to society and gain knowledge from the lawyers who participate. Visit website >>

  • SC Center for Fathers & Families

    The Center places non-violent, non-custodial fathers in livable wage jobs so that they can make child support payments and re-engage in the lives of their children. Job placement services are provided in conjunction with legal assistance, money management training and fatherhood skill development. Visit website >>


    South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (SCCADVASA) is the statewide coalition of organizations providing intervention services to victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and Primary Prevention programs to students and communities across the state. Visit website >>

  • Serve and Connect

    Serve and Connect is a nonprofit organization focused on creating transformative partnerships between police and citizens that drive improvements in community well-being. We believe that when those who are called to serve work together, we build stronger, safer communites for all people. Serve & Connect was founded in memory of Officer Gregory Alia (End of Watch 9/30/15) who is remembered for serving his community with compassion. Visit website >>

  • South Carolina Environmental Law Project

    The South Carolina Environmental Law Project (SCELP) is a non-profit public interest law firm, dedicated to the protection of the South Carolina's environment. SCELP provides concerned citizens and environmental groups the services of attorneys with broad experience in environmental law, and we handle a wide variety of cases throughout the state. Visit website >>

  • SC Legal Services

    SCLS is the sole statewide provider of civil legal services to low-income South Carolinians. SCLS continues to develop more aggressive advocacy and strengthen the capacity of lead attorneys and substantive work units. SCLS addresses all areas of poverty law but focuses its work in the areas of tax, housing, consumer protection, public benefits, domestic violence, education and elder law. Visit website >>

  • South Carolina Restorative Justice Initiative

    The South Carolina Restorative Justice Initiative (“SCRJI”) was founded to respond to the growing need for alternative pathways to justice in South Carolina. Our primary mission is to educate and promote dialogue about the concepts of restorative and transformative justice and to facilitate the development of restorative justice practices in our community. Visit website >>

  • SC Victim Assistance Network (SCVAN)

    SCVAN provides services to immigrant victims of violence. They work to increase the Immigrant Victim Program’s capacity as well as strengthen the overall network of advocates who provide services to victim immigrants. Visit website >>

  • Sistercare

    Sistercare offers legal representation at no cost to the Midlands’ battered, indigent women and their children. They help impoverished, battered women gain access to the legal system, provide information about the legal process to approximately 800 women and enhance legal advocacy efforts to support interests of domestic violence victims. Visit website >>

  • Transitions

    Transitions mission is to engage and equip homeless adults of the Midlands to transition into stability and permanent housing. Visit website >>

  • Turn90

    Turn90, formerly The Turning Leaf Project, provides re-entry services for men leaving the Charleston and Richland County Detention Centers. They are dedicated to building a healthier and safer community by providing inmates an opportunity to change negative behaviors and avoid further contact with the criminal justice system. Visit website >>

  • Upstate Mediation Center

    UMC has been meeting mandatory mediation needs in Greenville County family and circuit courts since 1999. Their goals are to promote the use of mediation and other non-adversarial means of resolving conflicts and to nurture peace by restoring and strengthening family, business and community relationships. Visit website >>

  • USC Salkehatchie – Forensic Chemistry Lab

    USC Salkehatchie's Forensic Chemistry Lab is a new component of the Criminal Justice curriculum enabling students to gain experience in the areas of DNA analysis, drug analysis and fingerprint analysis and crime scene documentation. Laboratory skills and experience are the foundation for a career in forensic science. Knowledge from these types of labs qualify students for local, state and federal careers, including law enforcement, probation, parole and correction agencies, adult and juvenile social service agencies and law offices and court facilities. They also provide a solid academic foundation for those seeking an advanced degree or wishing to attend law school. Local law enforcement and attorneys have expressed interest in training on the equipment to better understand its capabilities and limitations.

  • University of South Carolina School of Law Public Interest Fellow Project

    USC School of Law places student fellows in legal services organizations. The students gain practical experience, the legal services organizations benefit from the services of the students and more individuals receive the assistance that they need. Visit website >>

  • YMCA Youth in Government

    YIG is a civic engagement and leadership development program for middle and high school students. Funding provides support for students who would not otherwise have the opportunity to participate due to financial constraints. Visit website >>