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Community Foundation of the Lowcountry Awards $453,700 in grants to six local organizations

October 02, 2019

Hilton Head Island, SC – Community Foundation of the Lowcountry recently awarded more than $450,000 in grants to six local nonprofits. The grants are part of the Community Foundation’s competitive grant cycle.

Since the Community Foundation’s creation in 1994, the organization has awarded more than $82 million in grants and scholarships.

The awardees and their supported programs are:

Beaufort-Jasper YMCA of the Lowcountry will use their $18,000 grant to begin architectural work on a new facility intended to serve residents of Jasper County and surrounding areas. Funds will support the initial architectural phase, including programming for the new facility, conceptual design, conceptual site planning, construction pricing and a total project budget.

Osprey Village received a two-year $150,000 grant to build a 25-acre development that will address affordable housing and medical needs of developmentally disabled residents in Beaufort and Jasper Counties. The funds will go toward land planning and engineering, as part of the first phase of development.

Port Royal Sound Foundation received a two-year $160,000 grant for the design, construction and landscaping of a multi-use pavilion. This project will eventually allow the organization to add classrooms, research facilities, dormitories and a large meeting space to the site.

Programs for Exceptional People will use its $49,000 grant to fund the additions of a firewall, handicap bathroom and HVAC/duct work in its current location. This grant will help facilitate the group’s upcoming onsite partnership with Autism, Inc.

Sandalwood Community Food Pantry received a two-year $18,000 grant that will allow the organization to rent a new space near its existing organization. The new facility will allow the organization to overcome a space shortage, which is currently impacting food storage needs.

The Sandbox Children’s Museum will use its $58,700 grant to help complete a project that involves construction costs in addition to the creation of an outside exhibit space. This work is being coordinated with the new building project at Celebration Park.

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