While our grants and grantees vary, they have one thing in common:

They are nonprofit organizations that deliver services, tools and resources to train and support the transition of Intellectually Disabled and Special Needs people to independent and productive living. Since its inception in 1976 the Columbus HOPE Foundation has raised more than “9 Million Dollars” to assist South Carolina citizens with Intellectual Disabilities. Last year the Foundation raised $229,000 statewide.

Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Grantees


ABC of Horry County Midlands Center
ABLE Foundation Miracle League 
Adult Enrichment Center (High Five Club) Ninety Six Primary School (Special Needs Ed)
Alice Drive Middle School (Special Needs Ed) North Myrtle Beach High School (Special Needs Ed)
ARC of Costal Carolina North Myrtle Beach Middle School (Special Needs Ed)

ARC of Horry County

Northside Elementary School (Special Needs Ed)

Area 14 Anderson County Special Olympics

Northside Middle School (Special Needs Ed)

Babcock Center Ocean Drive Elementary School (Special Needs Ed)

Beauford County School District (Cinderella-Fella Ball)

Orangeburg County Disabilies and Special Needs Board
Berkeley Citizens, Inc Palmetto Christian Academy (Special Needs Ed)

Beyond Basic

Palmetto Elementary School (Special Needs Ed)
Bishop England High School - Options Program Pattison's Academy

Blue Ridge Elementary School (Special Needs Ed)

Pee Dee Regional Center
Brewer Middle School Pendelton High School (Special Needs Ed)
Camp HOPE Programs for Exceptional People
Camp Smiles Ravenel Elementary School (Special Needs Ed)
Cardinal Newman High School - DeLasalle Program RECing Crew
Carolina Forest High School Special Needs Riverside Elementary School (Special Needs Ed)
Cherokee County Disabilities & Special Needs Board Riverside Middle School (Special Needs Ed)
Clemson Elementary School (Special Needs Ed) Saint James Elementary (Special Needs Ed)
Conway High School Special Needs SC Special Olympics - Area 1
Current Transitions Seaside Elementary School (Special Needs Ed)
Early Childhood & Montessori Center Seneca High School (Special Needs Ed)
Emerald High School Socastee Elementary School (Special Needs Ed)
Fair Oak Elementary School (Special Needs Ed) Socastee High School (Special Needs Ed)
Florence County Foundation SOS Health Care, Inc.
Florence District #3 (Special Needs Ed) South Carolina Special Olympics - Area 6
Fort Mill School District Special Services South Carolina Special Olympics - Area 9
Generations Group South Carolina Special Olympics - Area 12
Georgetown County Board of Disabilities & Special Needs South Carolina Special Olympics - Area 15
Grand Strand Down Syndrome Society Special Olympics Greenville
Healing Farms, Inc. Special Olympics of South Carolina
Helping Hand of Goose Creek St Anthony Catholic School (Special Needs Ed)
Heroes on Horseback St John Catholic School (Special Needs Ed)
Horry County Disabilities and Special Needs Sumter County Disabilities and Special Needs Board
James M. Brown Elementary School (Special Needs Ed) The Tribble Center - Special Needs Foundation
JOY School of Pawley's Island The Washington Center
JOY University Thumbs Up Children's Education Center
LaFrance Elementary School (Special Needs Ed) Tri-Development Center (North Augusta, SC site)
Lake Wood Elementary School (Special Needs Ed) Walhalla High School (Special Needs Ed)
Leroy Springs Riding Stables Walhalla Middle School (Special Needs Ed)
Mathews Elementary School (Special Needs Ed)  Washington Center School
Merrywood Elementary School (Special Needs Ed)  Waterway Elementary School (Special Needs Ed)
  West Oak High School (Special Needs Ed)
  West Oak Middle School (Special Needs Ed)
  Westminister Elementary School (Special Needs Ed)
Woodfield Elementary School (Special Needs Ed)
York School District #1 - Special Education
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