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

Bluffton Self Help
Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA)
Children Relief Fund (CRF)
Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse (CODA)
Heroes on Horseback
Hilton Head Citizens for Life
Hilton Head Heroes
Hilton Head Island Deep Well
Hilton Head Island Safe Harbour
Hope Haven of the Lowcountry
Hunger & Homeless Coalition -
  Backpack Buddies Hilton Head
Island House/Mental Health America
Island Recreation Association
Literacy Volunteers of the Lowcountry
Lowcountry Coalition Against Human Trafficking
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
Meals on Wheels
Memory Matters
Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Achievement
School National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI)
Neighborhood Outreach Connection
Operation R & R
Pregnancy Center of the Lowcountry
Programs for Exceptional People (PEP)
Room at the Inn of the Lowcountry
Sandalwood Community Food Pantry
Second Helpings
Special Olympics South Carolina Area 8
Treat the Troops
Volunteers in Medicine - HHI
Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) Jasper/Bluffton
YANA Club of Hilton Head