St.Francis Thrift Shop Grants Process

2018 Description of the Grant Process

St. Francis Thrift Shop provides applications for Grants to the Hilton Head Island/Bluffton Community annually in early January. The completed application must be submitted by March 31st.

Grants are allocated based on net profits for a fiscal year of the Thrift Shop.
A press release is sent to publications such as The Island Packet/Bluffton Gazette, Hilton Head Monthly, Pink Magazine, Low Country Life and the Sun Times. Notice is also sent to St. Gregory, Holy Family, and St. Francis Catholic Churches via Church Bulletins.

In order to be eligible for a Grant, the organization must be non-profit 501c3 and all applicants must be Tax Exempt for Federal Income Tax purposes. The applications are available on the St Francis Thrift Shop web site.

All applicants are required to complete the application form providing all the information requested. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

A brief history of the organization, the scope of its activities, and a detailed summary of the proposed use of the requested funds is also required.

The St. Francis Thrift Shop Council Members and Manager are responsible for reading each application thoroughly.
They will evaluate the merits of each request keeping in mind the mission of the organization, intended use of grant funds, financial assistance received from St.Francis Grant Funds in prior years, other donated income, and the impact of the organization on the local community.
Each Council Member and Manager will submit a vote on the individual request to determine whether the applicant will receive a grant along with the amount to be donated or whether the request will be denied.
Grants and the amount designated are assigned based on the majority of votes received from the Council Members and Manager.

Grants are usually distributed in June of each year.

Wednesday, December 7, 2017

Click here to download grant application


Recent St. Francis Thrift Shop
Grant Recipients

Arts Center of Coastal Carolina
Backpack Buddies of Bluffton (CAPA)
Backpack Buddies of Hilton Head Island (CRF)
Bluffton Self Help (CODA)
Boys and Girls Clubs of Hilton Head Island
Brain Game of Hilton Head Island
Children's Relief Fund
Deep Well Project
Family Promise
Heritage Library
Heroes of the Lowcountry
  Heroes on Horseback
Hilton Head Island Recreation Association
Hilton Head Island Safe Harbour
Hilton Head Heroes
Lowcountry Legal Volunteers
Meals on Wheels
Memory Matters
Mental Health America at Island House
School National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI)
Neighborhood Outreach Connection
Pregnacy Center & Clinic of the Lowcountry
Programs for Exceptional People (PEP)
Project Safe
Sandalwood Community Food Pantry
Second Helpings
Special Olympics South Carolina Area 8
The Children's Center
The First Tee
The Literacy Center
Volunteers in Medicine - Hilton Head Island
Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) Bluffton
Women of Faith and Power Ministries