The Beaufort Fund gives to 55 local nonprofits

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Dick Stewart, member of The Beaufort Fund Advisory Committee & local businessman, with David Jensen, Board Chair of CCF.
Dick Stewart, member of The Beaufort Fund Advisory Committee & local businessman, with David Jensen, Board Chair of CCF.

Photo above: Fred Washington, Jr., Chair of The Beaufort Fund Advisory Committee, with Brian Hussain, VP of Finance & Chief Investment Officer at CCF.

Coastal Community Foundation, a grant making organization serving coastal South Carolina, today announced that 2016 awards from The Beaufort Fund totaled $592,000 to 55 nonprofits from the Southern Lowcountry – Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper Counties. This sum includes awards to 12 three-year grantees, organizations receiving renewable support in recognition of a highly effective program and business model.

Nonprofits and supporters from the Southern Lowcountry community gathered at an annual reception on Friday, February 12th to honor grantees at the Port Royal Sound Foundation’s Maritime Center. The reception brought together many guests, including Mayor Billy Keyserling of Beaufort, to celebrate the success of grantees from across the region.

“We are sincerely honored that The Beaufort Fund enables us to partner in some capacity with so many worthy organizations,” said Ali Titus, Program Officer at Coastal Community Foundation. “The collective impact of all of our 2015-16 grantees is an inspiring reminder of the power of community. I am continually humbled by their dedication and collaborative approach to solving problems.”

Ali Titus, Program Officer at CCF, making remarks.
Ali Titus, Program Officer at CCF, making remarks.

At the reception, remarks were made by Coastal Community Foundation staff members Ali Titus and Gloria Duryea and Fred Washington, Jr., Chair of The Beaufort Fund Advisory Committee. Richard Hendry closed out the remarks with a speech about “creative destruction” he has observed in the local nonprofit sector. The reception was Hendry’s last official function as CCF’s Interim President and CEO, as he retired last Saturday and the incoming President and CEO, Darrin Goss, Sr., began on this past Monday.

The Beaufort Fund supports a wide array of nonprofit programs, but the Fund’s Advisory Committee also provides general operating support to many organizations, an important building block of nonprofit capacity. This year, 14 nonprofits – 25 percent of all grantees – received general operating support.

CCF’s new President & CEO, Darrin Goss, Sr., with Mayor Billy Keyserling.
CCF’s new President & CEO, Darrin Goss, Sr., with Mayor Billy Keyserling.

Coastal Community Foundation is proud to support the important services provided by grantees of The Beaufort Fund. Since its founding in 1998, The Beaufort Fund has awarded $7.5 million in grants to organizations serving Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper Counties. Grants are recommended by a diverse committee of community leaders drawn from across the four counties.

Once a month, Coastal Community Foundation highlights organizations, donors and other charitable news in The Philanthropy Corner. If you’re interested in learning more about philanthropy in the Lowcountry, reach out to our regional Stewardship Officer, Gloria Duryea, at Gloria@CoastalCommunityFoundation.org or (843) 379-3400.

List of 2016 Grantees

* denotes three-year grantee,

(parentheses) denotes year of first award

^ denotes funding awarded for general operating support

Agape Family Life Center

*Alzheimer’s Family Services (2014)

American Red Cross

Antioch Educational Center

Arts Center of Coastal Carolina

^Arts Council of Beaufort County

Beaufort County First Steps

^Beaufort Open Land Trust

Beaufort Women’s Center

^Boys and Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry

^Camp Wildwood

Center for Heirs Property Preservation

*^CAPA: Child Abuse Prevention Association (2016)

Circle of Hope Ministries

*^CODA: Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse (2016)

Coastal Conservation League

Colleton Center

Colleton County Council on Aging

Colleton County First Steps

First Books of Beaufort

^Friends of Caroline Hospice

^Good Neighbor Free Medical Clinic

Hampton County First Steps

*Hampton Friends of the Arts (2015)

*Hampton County Literacy Council (2016)

HELP of Beaufort

*^Hope Haven of the Lowcountry (2016)

*The Literacy Center (2014)

*Little Red Dog Foundation (2016)

Lowcountry Food Bank

Lowcountry Habitat for Humanity

^Lowcountry Legal Volunteers

Lowcountry Open Land Trust

Meals-on-Wheels Bluffton-Hilton Head

Med-I-Assist

Mount Carmel Baptist Church Med-I-Assist

NAMI Beaufort County

*Neighborhood Outreach Connection (2015)

Nemours Wildlife Foundation

Operation Sight

Palmetto Project

Penn Center

^Port Royal Sound Foundation

Reach out and Read Carolinas

^Santa Elena Foundation

*Second Helpings (2014)

^SC Environmental Law Project

Teach For America SC

Technical College of the Lowcountry Foundation

Thumbs Up Inc.

Under One Roof

*Volunteers in Medicine (2015)

YMCA of Beaufort