Town of Bluffton

Who is eligible: 501(c)(3) organizations that have a physical address within the Town of Bluffton and provide services to low- and moderate-income residents of the Town of Bluffton and/or underserved communities. The organization must be able to verify the income level of program recipients. Organizations must have experienced negative financial impact because of the response to the COVID-19 health emergency. This impact could be evidenced by a decrease in revenue, diminishing financial resources that effect their capacity to weather future financial hardship, evidence of challenges covering payroll, rent or mortgage, or increased costs because of the COVID-19 response.

Guidelines: The Town of Bluffton Nonprofit Assistance Grant Fund advisory committee will review and recommend grants for eligible non-profit organizations that have a physical address within the Town of Bluffton. Recommended grants will be approved through the process established jointly by the Town of Bluffton and Community Foundation of the Lowcountry Board of Directors. The maximum amount per grant is $20,000.

Application process: Applications must be submitted online through our grant portal.

To access grant application CLICK HERE

Requirements include:

  • a completed application, including the project budget form
  • the organization's annual budget
  • three most recent years of current financial statements 
  • most recent audit or financial attestation statement
  • most recent IRS Form 990
  • attestation of population served
  • board list
  • a final report is required and must include information relating to income levels, race and ethnicity of the population served by this grant

Timeline:

  • The application deadline for the first cycle is April 11, 2022. Decisions will be made no later than May 9, 2022.
  • Additional cycles will be defined as needed.
  • All grants will be awarded no later than May 23, 2022.

Town of Hilton Head Island

Who is eligible: 501(c)(3) organizations providing services, within the Town of Hilton Head Island, to low- and moderate-income citizens of the Town. The organization must be able to verify the income level of program recipients.

Guidelines: An advisory committee will review and recommend grants. Based on guidelines and requirements established by federal government, grants must address negative economic impacts caused by COVID-19, such as healthcare, housing assistance, childcare and education, rent and utility assistance, food insecurity and other pandemic-related issues. 

Application process: Applications must be submitted online through our grant portal. 

To access grant application CLICK HERE.

Requirements include: 

  • a completed application, including the project budget form
  • the organization's annual budget
  • current financial statements
  • most recent audit or financial attestation statement
  • most recent IRS Form 990
  • attestation of population served
  • board list
  • a final report is required and must include information relating to income levels, race and ethnicity of the population served by this grant

    Timeline: 

    • Additional cycles will be defined as needed.
    • The next funding cycle will be determined in summer 2022.
    • All grants will be awarded no later than December 31, 2023.