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Community Foundation of the Lowcountry Awards $420,000 in Grants to Lowcountry Organizations

December 14, 2023
In its first Impact Grant cycle of fiscal year 2024 (July 1, 2023-June 30, 2024), Community Foundation of the Lowcountry has awarded $420,000 in grants to seven local nonprofit organizations.

These competitive grants are available to organizations serving people who live or work in southern Beaufort County. Community Foundation of the Lowcountry has two grant cycles per year and responds to the diverse needs in the community. Grants were awarded to projects and programs related to health and human services, arts and culture, and nonprofit capacity building.

The recipients of the fall 2023 Community Foundation of the Lowcountry Impact Grants are:

  • Arts Center of Coastal Carolina - To create multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary Arts and Humanities programs.
  • Beaufort-Jasper YMCA of the Lowcountry - For the Childcare Wing at the new Okatie YMCA. Construction is scheduled to being in January 2024.
  • Bluffton Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine – To purchase an Echocardiogram Cardiovascular Imaging System.
  • Daufuskie Island Community Foundation - For renovation expenses for the Historic Mary Field School.
  • Hopeful Horizons - To redesign their website to create a safer and more efficient entry point for at-risk clients.
  • Meals on Wheels, Bluffton-Hilton Head - For operations staff at the new Bluffton food distribution site.
  • Memory Matters - For improvements to enhance participants’ sensory experiences.

The Community Foundation is pleased to offer a new co-funding opportunity for donors interested in supporting projects that were not fully funded through the current grant cycle. To learn more about these Grantmaking Partnership Opportunities, visit the Community Foundation’s Grants Catalog at

To learn more about the Impact Grant process, please contact Debbie Cahoon at or call 843-681-9100.

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