COVID-19 Grants Continue: $42,700 Granted to Four Local NonprofitsMay 28, 2020
Four Lowcountry nonprofit organizations will received $42,700 in grants to address COVID-19-related community needs. This brings the total awarded from the Lowcountry Community COVID-19 Response Fund to more than $374,500.
Community Foundation of the Lowcountry established the Lowcountry Community COVID-19 Response Fund in mid-March to rapidly deploy funds to nonprofit organizations addressing the needs of individuals and families struggling from the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the fifth round of grants awarded since early April. The 26 organizations are located in Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties.
A grants advisory committee, comprised of community leaders from Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper Counties, reviews the grant applications. The following organizations have received grants in this fifth round of grantmaking:
Greater Faith International Ministries: to provide food and shelter for Hampton County residents who have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Edisto Indian Free Clinic: for cleaning and disinfecting costs and/or PPE to maintain a healthy clinic for low-income patients in Colleton County.
Neighborhood Outreach Connection: to provide rental assistance for member families in Southern Beaufort County who are unemployed or underemployed as a result of the coronavirus.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul Holy Family Conference: for rental and/or utility assistance for Southern Beaufort County residents who are unemployed or underemployed as a result of COVID19.
Because fallout from the pandemic will be ongoing, the Lowcountry Community COVID-19 Response Fund is still accepting donations. If you’d like to make a tax-exempt donation to the Lowcountry Community COVID-19 Response Fund, you can do so by visiting the Community Foundation’s home page at www.cf-lowcountry.org or by going to the fund’s donation landing page at https://cflowcountry.civicore.com/covid.