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Community Foundation of the Lowcountry Awards $724,625 in Grants to Lowcountry Nonprofits

July 06, 2022
In our second competitive grant cycle of the 2022 fiscal year (July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022), Community Foundation of the Lowcountry has awarded $724,625 in grants to eight local nonprofit organizations.

These competitive grants are available to nonprofits serving people who live or work in southern Beaufort County. The grants support new or expanded programs that enhance the mission of the recipients.

“We were fortunate to have a broad group of organizations, covering a wide range of topics, participate in the grant application process,” said CFL Vice President for Community Investment Debbie Cahoon. “We awarded grants to organizations focusing on health, education, the environment, food distribution, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.”

The deserving recipients of the spring 2022 Community Foundation of the Lowcountry grants are:

Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, on behalf of HHI Arts and Culture EDIA Coalition, was awarded $37,450 for expenses to bring Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility training to arts and culture organizations in southern Beaufort County.

Coastal Discovery Museum was awarded up to $100,000, to be paid over two years, to identify and hire a History Educator, who will create curriculum centered on the Lowcountry history and culture and teach it to local students and visitors.

FRIENDS of Caroline Hospice was awarded $200,000 for the completion of Caroline’s Cottage, the first fully medically equipped hospice house in the Lowcountry to provide inpatient end-of-life care for Lowcountry residents.

Hospice Care of the Lowcountry was awarded a multiyear grant totaling $217,175 to expand their Palliative Care program, a community-based palliative initiative that helps individuals living with chronic conditions.

Meals-on-Wheels Bluffton-Hilton Head was awarded $20,000 to hire a part-time Program Coordinator to create process management structure for the organization, maximizing its ability to meet client needs.

Multiplying Good was awarded $15,000 to bring Students in Action leadership programs to Hilton Head High School, Bluffton High School and May River High School.

University of South Carolina Beaufort was awarded $75,000 for research equipment and costs to implement water quality research on Port Royal Sound Estuaries.

The Waddell Mariculture Center Fund was awarded $60,000 to purchase essential heavy equipment to be used at the Waddell Mariculture Center.

The next competitive grant cycle will occur in the fall. For more information about the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry grants, please contact Debbie Cahoon, Vice President for Community Investment, at or call 843-681-9100.

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