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$228,900 in Grants Awarded to Local Nonprofit Organizations by Community Foundation of the Lowcountry

March 29, 2016
Community Foundation of the Lowcountry awarded $228,953 in grants to seven nonprofit organizations implementing projects that will positively impact Beaufort County. The awards were presented at a luncheon held on Mar. 23, 2016 at Hudson ’s Seafood House on the Docks restaurant in Hilton Head Island.

The organizations and their projects are:

  • Coastal Discovery Museum - $45,000 to hire an experienced museum consultant who will help the board and staff increase interactive learning experiences and increase open dialogue with the communities it serves to help develop additional programs.
  • Friends of the Savannah Coastal Wildlife Refuges, Inc. - $37,000 to help fund the purchase of equipment, including two large golf carts, 15 bicycles, chairs, and a picnic table, that will provide expanded access to programming for the elderly, very young and mobility impaired.
  • Heritage Library Foundation - $15,595 that will help fund research and documentation of the Reconstruction Era (1861-1896) on Hilton Head Island.
  • Hope Haven of the Lowcountry, Inc. - $66,835 to fund a clinical services director position. This individual will oversee the organization ’s trauma-informed evidence-based treatment program for abused children and adult victims of sexual violence.
  • The Literacy Center - $36,813 to fund Phase II of the Family Literacy 360 Program, which incorporates early childhood and parental instruction, preparing parents to become their child ’s first teacher and making their home a learning environment for the entire family.
  • SC Governor ’s School for Science and Mathematics – $10,000 that will help fund week-long summer technology camps for Beaufort County 7th – 9th grade students.
  • Waddell Mariculture Fund of the Community Foundation – $17,710 to purchase a new seawater filter that will expand its fish production ability. Disinfected seawater is necessary to condition marine fish for spawning and will aid in preserving and restocking native fish to our Lowcountry waters.
Since 1994, Community Foundation of the Lowcountry has been connecting people, resources and needs by helping build stronger communities and assisting donors in making a difference through charitable giving. With over 380 charitable funds, combined assets totaling $70 million and grantmaking and scholarships reaching $58 million, Community Foundation of the Lowcountry is the largest source of unrestricted philanthropic resources dedicated to Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper Counties.

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