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Apply for a Catalyst Grant

The Catalyst Grant Process

  • Grant Cycle Begins

    Spring cycle opens in January. Summer opens in June and fall opens in August.

  • Application

    Submit your application online.

  • Approval

    You will be notified of grant approval after a Foundation board review of your application.


The BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation invites eligible organizations to submit proposals for a competitive Catalyst Grant opportunity centered around improving adolescent and young adult mental health. We will accept initial proposals through July 28, 2021, This will be a two-step process. After initial proposals are submitted, we will invite a selection to submit a more in-depth, or “full,” application, outlining details of the proposed program that will be due Sept. 8, 2021. 

Application Portal

Review and Approval

The Foundation Board reviews the applications at their bi-annual board meeting in December 2021. We will advise you of your application's status following the board review.

Funding Restrictions

We will not issue grants for:

  • doctor, dentist or pharmacist salaries
  • capital campaigns including brick and mortar establishments
  • one time or annual events including sports tournaments, camps or event incentives
  • fundraising events including purchase of tickets or tables, membership drives, raffles or auctions
  • individuals
  • political campaigns or activities that influence legislation
  • advertising
  • religious activities
  • other grant-making foundations

Please review our FAQs page if you have further questions about the Catalyst Grant.