Community Foundation News
Disaster Recovery Grants Grow to $100,000December 07, 2016
Community Foundation of the Lowcountry awarded an additional $40,000 in grants from its Disaster Recovery and Rebuilding Fund this week. That brings the total awarded to $100,000 since Hurricane Matthew hit the Lowcountry.
The most recent grants were awarded to:
- The Children ’s Center: $20,000 to provide tuition scholarships for children whose parents experienced financial hardship following Hurricane Matthew.
- Lowcountry Legal Volunteers: $10,000 to expand office hours and community outreach efforts for low-income individuals ’ legal issues related primarily to housing difficulties caused by Hurricane Matthew.
- Volunteers in Medicine: $10,000 to fund facilities repairs, enabling VIM to continue to provide services and patient care.
Community Foundation of the Lowcountry previously provided grants from the Disaster Recovery and Rebuilding Fund to the following organizations for disaster-related services: American Red Cross–Lowcountry Chapter, Bluffton Self Help, Deep Well Project, Neighborhood Outreach Connection and Sandalwood Community Food Pantry.
The Community Foundation is still accepting disaster recovery grant applications from nonprofit and faith-based organizations in Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton and Colleton counties. For guidelines, visit www.cf-lowcountry.org.