Disaster Recovery and

Rebuilding Fund Grants

Disaster Recovery and Rebuilding Fund

The Disaster Recovery and Rebuilding Fund was established to collect monetary contributions to support disaster response, recovery, and rebuilding grantmaking to eligible regional, community-based 501(c)3 nonprofits, faith-based organizations or equivalents responding to community needs in the aftermath of an officially-declared disaster. 

At the declaration of a disaster in our service area – Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton and Colleton Counties – by appropriate government officials, a community-based advisory committee is authorized to review and recommend grants for eligible agencies that provide services to people during the recovery and rebuilding phases of disaster relief. Grantees may be eligible for multiple awards from the Disaster Recovery and Rebuilding Fund based on documented community needs, but not concurrently.

Funding Opportunities: Hurricane Matthew 
Community Foundation is currently accepting Disaster Recovery and Rebuilding Fund grant applications for recovery and rebuilding efforts related to Hurricane Matthew. See below for a list of grants made thus far in support of Hurricane Matthew recovery and rebuilding efforts in our community.  

To Apply For a Grant

For additional information about the fund and application guidelines, click here [PDF]. Contact Foundation staff to discuss your grant request: Kevin Smith, VP for Grantmaking and Community Leadership, at 843.681.9100. Grant requests are submitted online. 

To Make A Donation
To make a donation to the Disaster Recovery and Rebuilding Fund, click here. Contributions can also be made by mailing a check to:

Community Foundation of the Lowcountry
PO Box 23019
Hilton Head Island, SC 29925

Please note “Disaster Fund” in the memo line.
 

Hurricane Matthew Disaster Recovery and Rebuilding Grants To Date:

 

Immediately After Hurricane*

  • American Red Cross – Lowcountry: $25,000 to support emergency response and assistance.
  • Bluffton Self Help: $10,000 to support emergency disaster assistance including food and clothing.
  • Deep Well Project: $15,000 to support emergency disaster assistance including food and clothing.

2016

  • Lowcountry Legal Volunteers: $10,000 to expand office hours and community outreach efforts targeting low-income individuals experiencing legal issues primarily related to housing.
  • Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Achievement School: $1,280 to provide scholarships to cover tuition for children whose parents were experiencing financial hardship.
  • Neighborhood Outreach Connection: $5,000 to support housing assistance and household furnishings to displaced clients.
  • Sandalwood Community Food Pantry: $5,000 to provide clients with protein-rich foods and assist with tree/debris removal.
  • St. Stephen’s Outreach Food Bank: $1,200 to replenish lost food supplies or missed deliveries.  
  • The Children’s Center: $20,000 to provide tuition scholarships for children whose parents were experiencing financial hardship following Hurricane Matthew.
  • Volunteers in Medicine – Hilton Head Island: $10,000 to fund facility repairs - enabling VIM to continue to provide services and patient care.  

2017

  • Coastal District Council of the St. Vincent De Paul Society: $15,000 to provide emergency financial assistance and food to families experiencing hardship.
  • Evangelical Free Church of America: $20,000 to cover labor and materials to rebuild the homes in the Native Islander community on Hilton Head Island in partnership with Hilton Head Presbyterian Church.
  • Free Born Deliverance Temple: $10,000 to support a range of services including transportation, food, and exterior home cleanup assistance to families that were experiencing hardship. 
  • Hilton Head Island Recreation Association: $7,500 to provide childcare scholarships for families that were experiencing financial hardship.
  • Hospice Care of the Lowcountry: $6,900 to cover lodging, supplies, equipment, and medications for evacuated hospice patients.
  • Lowcountry Food Bank: $19,020 to conduct “Fresh for All” and “Fresh Express” produce distributions throughout Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties.

2018

  • Catholic Charities of South Carolina: $20,000 to repair the homes of low-income residents of Colleton, Jasper, and Beaufort counties.
  • Evangelical Free Church of America: $20,000 to cover labor and materials to rebuild the homes in the Native Islander community on Hilton Head Island in partnership with Hilton Head Presbyterian Church.

*These grants were made by authority of a preexisting Memorandum of Understanding with each agency
 

 

Community Foundation of the Lowcountry

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 23019
Hilton Head Island,
South Carolina 29925

Office Location
4 Northridge Drive, Suite A
Hilton Head Island,
South Carolina 29926
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