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Grant Program

The Friends of South Carolina Libraries (FOSCL) offers grants in amounts up to $250 for support of library Friends organizations in SC. The grants are intended to assist friends groups with a variety of needs, including the following purposes:

Expenses related to the formation/incorporation of a group
Expenses related to obtaining 501(c) 3 tax-exempt status for a group
Expenses related to the revitalization of a “dormant” group
Expenses related to a group’s annual meeting or other official business meetings
Expenses related to the initiation of programs/ technology designed to foster local library support which are principally sponsored by a library friends group

Friends Groups submitting applications must be a member of FOSCL.

Grant recipients are expected to provide a report at the next Friends of South Carolina Library meeting.

Applications should include all of the following information and a one page narrative.
ArrowName, mailing address, and phone number of       library/Friends Group
arrowName, mailing address, email address (if available), and       phone number of person(s) submitting the application
arrowNumber of members of the Local Friends Group for       previous year and years in existence
arrowBudget and/or expenditures of Friends group for previous       year
arrowProposed Budget (explain how funds will be used in the       narrative):
      Grant Funds Requested Other Funds Available Total
arrowSignature of Friends Group President and Signature of        Library Director

The one page narrative should include: Goal of the Project, Need(s) to be addressed, Timeline, Proposed Activities, how funds will be used and any clarifying information you feel is needed.

Applications will be reviewed and approved by the FOSCL Board during their quarterly business meetings. Questions concerning the grant program may be emailed to:

DEADLINE: Applications: June 1, 2018
Initial implementation of grant activities: Before December 31, 2018

Applications should be mailed to Friends of South Carolina Libraries, PO Box 11121, Columbia, SC 29211 or sent to

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PO Box 11121, Columbia, SC 29211

Last Updated: May 9, 2018