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Community Foundation of the Lowcountry Awards $157,250 in Grants to Local Nonprofit Organizations

December 03, 2015
Community Foundation of the Lowcountry awarded $157,250 in grants to five Beaufort and Jasper County nonprofit organizations at a luncheon held on Dec. 2 at Hudson ’s Seafood House on the Docks restaurant in Hilton Head Island.

The organizations and their projects are:

  • American Red Cross, Bluffton: $20,950 to purchase smoke alarms and printed materials for their Prepare SC: Ready 365 Smoke Alarm Canvassing project.
  • Antioch Education Center, Ridgeland: $75,000 for a down payment to purchase a building which will house the Antioch Medical Education Center. This center will offer medical training, including Certified Nursing Assistant, Medical Assistant and Phlebotomy Technician certification programs.
  • Lowcountry Amateur Radio Repeater Association, southern Beaufort County: $10,800 for the Digital Repeater Network, a program to upgrade and install repeaters to be used during emergencies and disasters.
  • Santa Elena Project Foundation, Beaufort: $30,000 to fund the Santa Elena Center ’s Opening Exhibit, which will tell the story of Europe ’s race to settle the New World 450 years ago.
  • Sandbox An Interactive Children ’s Museum, Hilton Head Island: $20,500 to fund a consultant to determine the best use of space for a new children ’s museum that will be built as part of the Coligny redevelopment project.

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 300 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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