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The Beaufort Fund Awards over $1Million to Lowcountry Nonprofits, many serve Colleton

Coastal Community Foundation, a grant-making organization serving coastal South Carolina, announced that 2020 awards from The Beaufort Fund totaled over $1 million to 75 nonprofits from the Southern Lowcountry – Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, and Jasper Counties. This sum includes awards to 27 nonprofits that service Colleton County with seven of them being located within Colleton County.
The Beaufort Fund is one of approximately 850 grant-making funds managed by the Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina. Established by generous anonymous donors in 1997, The Beaufort Fund provides support to charitable programs serving Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, and Jasper Counties. Over the past 22 years, the Beaufort Fund has granted over $10 million to over 200 nonprofit organizations. 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’s recipients that use at least 20% of their grant to better the lives of Colleton County residents are: Art Center of Coastal Carolina, Impact America, SC Victim Assistance Network, Ministries of Hope, Lowcountry Foodbank, Operation Sight, South Carolina Youth Advocate Program, Reach Out and Read, American Cancer Society, Center For Heirs Property Preservation, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Charleston, Junior Achievement of Greater South Carolina, Lions Vision Services, Lowcountry Land Trust, South Carolina Environmental Law Project, American Red Cross, Forces United, Multiplying Good, Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina and Teach for America Inc. This year’s 2020 recipients that are located within Colleton County are Colleton County Arts Council, Colleton County Council on Aging, Inc., Colleton County First Steps, Colleton County Historical & Preservation Society, Colleton County Memorial Library, Hand in Hand Community Outreach and the Edisto Indian Free Clinic.
The Coastal Community Foundation was also very happy to announce that because of a very generous anonymous donation, they have launched the Catalyst Grant program. This program will support large scale projects that address community-wide issues through collaborative, equitable and innovative approaches. It was announced that the first grant under this program had been awarded to Hopeful Horizons, a children’s advocacy, domestic violence and rape crisis center based in Beaufort County. $750,000 was awarded and it will enable the nonprofit to expand its service and open a satellite office in Colleton County, which has the highest rate of child abuse cases in South Carolina. The new office will support victims of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault with intake assessments, forensic interviews, therapy, support groups, and other critical services.
For more information on the Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina or to find out how to apply for existing grant opportunities visit coastalcommunityfoundation.org

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