Community Foundation of the Lowcountry awards $157,250 in grants to local nonprofit organizations

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Photo above: Grant recipients with Community Foundation board of directors members.

Community Foundation of the Lowcountry awarded $157,250 in grants to five Beaufort and Jasper County nonprofit organizations on Dec. 2nd. The organizations and their projects are:

American Red Cross, Bluffton: $20,950 to purchase smoke alarms and printed materials for their Prepare SC: Ready 365 Smoke Alarm Canvassing project.

Antioch Education Center, Ridgeland: $75,000 for a down payment to purchase a building which will house the Antioch Medical Education Center. This center will offer medical training, including Certified Nursing Assistant, Medical Assistant and Phlebotomy Technician
certification programs.

Lowcountry Amateur Radio Repeater Association, southern Beaufort County: $10,800 for the Digital Repeater Network, a program to upgrade and install repeaters to be used during emergencies and disasters.

Santa Elena Project Foundation, Beaufort: $30,000 to fund the Santa Elena Center’s Opening Exhibit, which will tell the story of Europe’s race to settle the New World 450 years ago.

Sandbox an Interactive Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Island: $20,500 to fund a consultant to determine the best use of space for a new children’s museum that will be built as part of the Coligny redevelopment project.