1. Complete Application
Review our eligibility requirements, areas of focus, and overall grant process before beginning our online application.
We invest in a broad range of efforts organized by South Carolina organizations and academic institutions. Applicants may request $25,000 to $250,000. Power:Ed grants must be used for the benefit of South Carolina residents and students.
We do not provide grant funding for routine operating expenses, debt reduction, capital campaigns, fundraising events, sponsorships, and political campaigns.
Please note: Only organizations working to improve education or work force development efforts for South Carolina residents and students may apply.
We value grant applications that target our focus areas, as well as those which include funding from similarly focused organizations, but we accept applications that target any education challenge.
Our focus areas include:
- Supporting low-income, minority, and first-generation students
- Improving access to college and degree completion
- Creating pathways to quality workforce opportunities
In order to complete the online application, you’ll need to have:
- An overview of your organization
- Funding information
- Measurement templates for previous and ongoing projects
It’s helpful to make sure you have all the necessary documents to upload before you begin, but you can save your application online and return at any time.
Power:Ed operates on a rolling submission cycle and will accept applications for grants at anytime. We will act on the submissions quarterly. Fully completed applications received by January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1 will be reviewed, and a decision will be made within 45 days following those dates. Finalists for awards may be asked to present their project before a final award decision can be made.