The Beaufort Fund’s grant applications are available

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The Beaufort Fund of Coastal Community Foundation now has 2012-2013 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 August 17.
Begun in 1998 with a multi-million dollar gift by an anonymous Beaufort-area family, The Beaufort Fund has awarded more than $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 14 years of Beaufort Fund grantmaking, 635 awards have been made, impacting 161 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 Coastal Community Foundation with recommendations from an Advisory Committee of four-county area residents.
The deadline for applying is Friday, August 17. Computer friendly applications are available at 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 emailing at Edna@CoastalCommunityFoundation.org.
Established in 1974, Coastal Community Foundation is a public grant making foundation fostering philanthropy for the lasting good of the community. In its 38-year history, the foundation has awarded more than $100 million in grants.
Last year, foundation funds generated nearly $10 million for charitable programming, community projects, educational initiatives and scholarships. To learn more, go to www.coastalcommunityfoundation.org.