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Community Foundation of Lowcountry awards grants

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$158,050 awarded to 11 nonprofit organizations

From staff reports

The first series of grants from the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry’s Lowcountry Community COVID-19 Response Fund have been awarded to 11 local nonprofit organizations.

The fund was established in mid-March to deploy resources to nonprofits in Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper Counties that are addressing critical and immediate needs of those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

An advisory board, with representatives from each of the four counties, reviewed grant requests and will continue to review them on a regular basis. Initial grants from the fund total $158,050 and include:

Antioch Education Center: to purchase food to be distributed to Jasper County families through the food banks operated by Antioch Education Center and/or with backpacks to Jasper County School District students during 2020 spring break.

Beaufort-Jasper YMCA of the Lowcountry: to provide funding for supplies and program staff to support the Grab-and-Go program, in April and May, for students in Northern Beaufort County.

Bluffton Self Help: to provide food and/or housing for clients impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

HELP of Beaufort: to purchase food and provide for housing-related hardships for the increased number of clients caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Neighborhood Outreach Connection: to pay landlords on behalf of individual low-income tenant families in jeopardy of eviction as a result of COVID-19 related unemployment in the neighborhoods Neighborhood Outreach Connection serves.

The Hilton Head Island Deep Well Project: to fund mortgage/rental assistance needs of clients, including food and beverage employees who have lost employment, directly relating to COVID-19.

Hopeful Horizons: to transport, feed and/or shelter abuse victims as needed in our Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper Counties.

Lowcountry Food Bank: to purchase additional food required as a result of COVID-19 to supply to partner agencies which are experiencing increased need.

St. Stephens Outreach Foodbank: to purchase food for clients in Jasper County and fuel to transport food because of substantial increased need due to COVID-19.

Sandalwood Community Food Pantry: to purchase food and to purchase supplies to ensure the safety of volunteers and clients.

Second Helpings: to employ displaced food and beverage workers to deliver food to agencies, filling the gap caused by volunteers who can no longer serve due to age or health-related vulnerability to COVID-19.

How can I help?

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.

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