Coastal Community Foundation doles out $500K in grants to local groups

February 16, 2010 

Fifty-seven nonprofit organizations in Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties will receive $500,000 in grants later this week.

During a reception Friday at the Arts Council of Beaufort County, the Beaufort Fund, a subsidiary of the Coastal Community Foundation, will award $500,000 in one-year and multi-year grants to area nonprofit organizations.

Edna Crews, regional director of the Coastal Community Foundation, said the grants help those who help others.

"These organizations truly make a difference in our communities," Crews said in a news release.

The Beaufort Fund has awarded more than $4 million in grants since its creation in 1998, the release said.

Thirty-nine nonprofit agencies were selected for one-year grants, and 18 others will receive the second installment of a three-year grant.

Among the 18 nonprofit agencies receiving three-year grants:

• Boys and Girl Club of the Lowcountry

• Child Abuse Prevention Association

• Citizens Opposed to Domestic Violence

• Friends of Caroline Hospice

• Literacy Volunteers of the Lowcountry

• Hope Haven of the Lowcountry

• Meals on Wheels of Bluffton/Hilton Head Island.

Among others receiving one-year grants were:

• 14th Judicial Circuit Solicitor's Office

• Beaufort Women's Center

• Arts Council of Beaufort County

• Hilton Head Regional Habitat for Humanity

• Technical College of the Lowcountry.

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