The South Carolina Commission on National and Community Service

The South Carolina Commission on National and Community Service was established by former Governor Carroll Campbell to support community service initiatives in the state and to administer grants under the National and Community Service Trust Act of 1993. In December 2007, by Executive Order of Governor Mark Sanford, the United Way Association of South Carolina was appointed as the governing authority of the Commission. The Commission is South Carolina’s lead agency on volunteerism and national service.

Our mission is to improve South Carolina communities through volunteerism and national service programs. Our vision is to promote and increase: (1) an ethic of service and volunteerism in the state of South Carolina, (2) the capacity of faith-based and community organizations within the state to better compete for funding opportunities and (3) the collaboration among communities and organizations that are trying to meet the greatest needs of the Palmetto State.

One of the main tools to achieve our mission is the grants the Commission makes to faith-based organizations, community nonprofits, and educational agencies. We encourage volunteerism for everyone from youth to seniors to people with disabilities; promote community solutions for disaster preparedness and response; and we help to strengthen and expand volunteer centers and other community-based organizations that use volunteers to accomplish their mission. Currently, the Commission funds 13 programs throughout the state.


United Way Association of South Carolina
South Carolina Commission on National and Community Service
400 Arbor Lake Drive, Suite B-500
Columbia SC 29223

Our South Carolina Commissioners

Ms. Missy Santorum, Chair

Ms. Alexis Grant, Vice-Chair

Ms. Jan Baxter

Ms. Betsy Carpentier

Ms. Alexandria Cooley

Mr. Noel Crosby

Mr. Marcus Finney

Ms. Linda Harrill

Dr. Courtney Howard

Ms. Bonita Hunter

Ms. Heather Love

Ms. Karen Oliver

Ms. Darlene Paradise

Mr. Randy L. Potts

Mr. Bernie Price

Ms. Sandra Pruitt

Dr. Cleo Richardson

Mr. Christian Soura

Mr. Rich Uhrich

Mr. Bob Wrigglesworth