Beaufort County Community Services Grant Program

Beaufort County FY25 Community Services Grant Season: July 1, 2024 - June 30, 2025

Application Submission Period: July 1, 2024 through July 26, 2025

Applications submitted before or after the listed submission period will not be considered for funding.

Information and Eligibility:

Funds for this grant program are made available from Beaufort County Council under the purview of the Community Services Committee. Established several years ago, the Beaufort County Community Services Grants Program is application-based and designed to support local non-profit human service organizations improve quality-of-life for Beaufort County residents. All grants are contingent upon the availability of funding.

  1. Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) agency or a recognized Together for Beaufort County coalition. The use of a fiscal agent is permissible, but fiscal agents will be considered the applicant and must meet all eligibility requirements.
  2. Funding must directly impact Together for Beaufort County goals and objectives.
  3. Applicants must be approved Beaufort County Human Services Alliance partners. You can register your agency or coalition here
  4. Applicants must demonstrate a history of participation in the Together for Beaufort County collective impact process, either by attending appropriate Together for Beaufort County coalition meetings or by attending quarterly Human Services Alliance community meetings. 
  5. The grants program is a defined distribution mechanism to ensure that County government funds are used collaboratively for a collective impact (Together for Beaufort County process).  Beaufort County Council and other founding partners designed the grants program in a manner to ensure the distribution of funds in an impartial process.
  6. These funds may not be used for the following:
    1. Fundraising or Capital Campaigns
    2. Endowments, Foundations, or Scholarships
    3. Debt or Encumbrances
    4. Religious or Political Activities
    5. Legal Services
  7. Grants are reviewed and awarded annually, distributed in two installments (typically in fall and spring).
  8. Previous year grantees must submit final report prior to submitting their application. Failure to do so by the deadline will result in disqualification.
  9. In the interest of fairness and transparency, applicants currently receiving funding or applicants that have received funding from other county or municipal sources within the past 18 months may be ineligible for funding. Applicants are required to disclose this during the application process. 

Review Process:

This process is administered by the Beaufort County Human Services Alliance. Proposals are reviewed by a confidential, independent panel of diverse community professionals who have no conflicting interests with the grant process. Each proposal is reviewed and scored based on its content and merit alone and evaluated using a scoring matrix that identifies five categories for consideration:

  • Organizational stability
  • Target population(s)
  • Community impact
  • Collaborative principles
  • Proposed outcomes

Deadlines and Timeline:

All grant applications must be submitted before 5:00 p.m., Friday, July 26, 2024.

Funding recommendations will be submitted to County Council for consideration in fall. Award notifications will be distributed upon Council's approval.

What are the Elements of a Successful Application?

A successful application answers each question directly, specifically, and clearly. It is important to focus on how your organization or coalition will leverage grant funding to promote policy innovation, collaborative solutions, or promote partnerships to improve quality-of-life for Beaufort County residents, 

Questions or Concerns:

Human Services Department staff are prepared to offer assistance with any questions or concerns about the Beaufort County Community Services Grant process in writing prior to the submission date deadline. Please submit all questions about the application or process to Ben Boswell at

Grant Application:

To complete a grant application, please click here: Grant Application. If your agency does not appear in the drop-down box, please register using the links provided above.

Please note that grant applications cannot be saved; please be prepared to complete and submit the application. It is recommended that you draft all responses in a separate document before pasting them into the application. Thank you!