Grants - SC First Steps


No child’s demographics or zip code should determine their destiny. As the only funder of early childhood programs in every county of the state, South Carolina First Steps works to ensure that all children have equitable access to the resources and support they need. Each year, we allocate state funding to all 46 counties based on population and need. We also actively seek additional resources to make discretionary and targeted grants.

Local First Steps Partnership Formula Grant

Grants to support the state’s 46 First Steps county partnerships to fill gaps in services for children 0-5 in their county

First Steps local partnership organizations
Focus Area
Programs, Core Functions, Partnership Operations
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For more information about First Steps grantmaking and grant seeking, contact

Betty Gardiner

Director of Grantmaking and Development