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Helping Older
South Carolinians Live With

Vitality and Dignity in Their
Communities

Click here to download/save the ElderCare Trust Fund application in Microsoft Word format.

Request for proposals will be accepted beginning March 7.  All applications must be received by the Lt. Governor’s Office on Aging by April 30, 2014 at 4:00pm.

Program Overview

• In 1992, the South Carolina ElderCare Trust Fund was established by the Legislature
to enable tax payers to make voluntary contributions through a check-off on state
income tax forms or through direct contributions.

• The ElderCare Trust Fund enables tax payers to support innovative programs
that help older persons remain in their homes
and communities, avoiding
institutional care.

All contributions to the Fund are distributed as grants. Since 1995, over
$300,000 in contributions has been granted to more than 25 not-for-profit
organizations.

• The Fund is administered by the Lt. Governor’s Office on Aging and is guided by an
Advisory Board comprised of citizen leaders.

Examples of Community Projects Funded by ElderCare Trust Fund Grants

  • Brown Chapel AME Church - Senior Wellness Center- Arthurtown
  • Council on Aging of the Midlands - Neighborhood Care Project- Columbia
  • Greenville Free Medical Clinic, Inc. - PEP Program (Primary assessment, Education and Prescriptions)
  • Hopewell Senior Day Care Center - One Step Rural Initiative Program, home repairs, indoor heating and plumbing, Williamsburg County
  • Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers of Spartanburg, Inc. - Roving Rural Day Care Project
  • Rest Assured Family Services - Angel-on-the-Go Program – case management, emergency home repair, transportation, shopping assistance, advocacy and home energy assistance
  • Senior Centers of Spartanburg County - Over the Counter and Prescription Drug Management
  • Senior Citizens Association Center in Johnsonville - on-site Nutrition Center and Van Transportation Service
  • Senior Services Inc. of Chester County - Home Safety & Injury Prevention Assistance
  • Telamon Corporation - Rural Home Safety & Rehabilitation- Columbia
  • Widows Watchman Ministries - Mr. Fixit Home Repairs - Honea Path

ElderCare Trust Fund Advisory Board
The ElderCare Trust Advisory Board is made up of citizen leaders from across the state. Board members serve an initial term of three (3) years, with one (1) year terms thereafter. Officers are eligible for re-election.

How You Can Help
In addition to contributions received from the check-off on state taxes, contributions can be made directly to the Trust Fund by sending a check to:
Lieutenant Governor's Office on Aging - ElderCare Trust Fund
1301 Gervais Street, Suite 350
Columbia, SC 29201

For More Information contact Denise Rivers, Program Manager at (803) 734-9939 or
 riversd@aging.sc.gov