Beaufort Fund grant applications available

The Beaufort Fund of Coastal Community Foundation now has 2011-2012 grant applications available.  The Beaufort Fund is a permanent funding resource managed by Coastal Community Foundation which benefits charitable programming in Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, and Jasper counties.  Grant requests of up to $15,000 each will be accepted from any nonprofit organization, as long as its work benefits citizens in the four-county area served by the fund.  The application deadline is Friday, August 19.
Begun in 1998 with a multi-million dollar gift by an anonymous Beaufort-area family, The Beaufort Fund has awarded more than $4.5 million in grants to nonprofit organizations working in the fields of education, basic human needs, conservation, health, community development, and the arts.  In those thirteen years of Beaufort Fund grantmaking, 577 awards have been made, impacting 157 grantee organizations.  This year, the Fund expects to award $500,000 to area nonprofits.
Decisions about grants from the Beaufort Fund will be made by the Foundation with recommendations from an Advisory Committee of four-county area residents.
The deadline for applying is August 19. Computer-friendly applications are available: http://www.coastalcommunityfoundation.org/pdf/beaufort_application.doc.
Charitable organizations may also request a copy of the complete application guidelines by calling the Community Foundation at (843) 379-3400, or by e-mail at Edna@CoastalCommunityFoundation.org

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