grants

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 Trident Urban League

    The Charleston Trident Urban League (CTUL) promotes diversity and racial inclusion and provides multifaceted programs that assist African Americans and all other underserved groups to achieve social equality and economic self-sufficiency. 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.
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  • 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 >>

  • 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 >>

  • 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 >>

  • One-Eighty 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 >>

  • 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 >>

  • 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, LawForKids.org 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 Bar Pro Bono Program

    The South Carolina Bar's mission is to advance justice, professionalism and understanding of the law. To that end, the pro bono program provides educational opportunities to the public, hosting clinics on legal issues that assist individuals in recognizing and handling legal matters, offering advice and counseling and/or full representation to those who cannot afford lawyers. Visit website >>

  • SCCADVASA

    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 >>

  • 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 >>

  • 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 >>

  • SC Women Lawyers Association

    The SC Women Lawyers Association's mission is to encourage and promote the advancement of women in the profession of law. To provide opportunities for the development of collegiality and mentoring among women lawyers. To enhance the professional lives of women lawyers. To increase the number of women in the judiciary. To provide a forum to consider and address issues unique to women in the legal profession. 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 >>

  • Spartanburg County Criminal Justice Youth Institute

    Spartanburg County Criminal Justice Youth Institute will provide a four month leadership program designed to introduce Spartanburg County 11th and 12th grade students to the criminal justice system to help them gain a deeper understanding of the inner workings of the system, eliminate misconceptions, build long-lasting partnerships between youth and criminal justice officers, and empower the youth to become positive contributors and leaders in the community. Visit website >>

  • The 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 >>

  • Transitions

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

  • Turning Leaf Project

    The Turning Leaf Project provides re-entry services for men leaving the Charleston County Detention Center. 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 >>

  • 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 >>

  • University of South Carolina School of Law Veterans Legal Clinic

    The Veterans Legal Clinic will serve a range of legal needs of indigent veterans in the state of South Carolina. The clinic will providing free, direct legal assistance on credit problems and related financial matters, housing issues, government benefits and family law issues. 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 >>

  • 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 >>