Community Foundation awards grants

info@islandpacket.comNovember 30, 2012 

The Community Foundation of the Lowcountry has picked nine local organizations to receive grants totaling more than $310,000.

The foundation has distributed $44 million in grants during its 18-year history.

Grants awarded this cycle went to:

  • The Antioch Educational Center -- $5,920 for a computer instructor and for program advertising. The Ridgeland organization provides evening computer access to people who travel to work in the hotels, restaurants and other tourist-related businesses, mostly on Hilton Head Island.

  • The Art League of Hilton Head -- $5,375 for an enhanced website that will include video, slide shows and online enrollments for events and classes.

  • The Beaufort-Jasper Academy for Career Excellence -- $10,000 for the outdoor Livestock Learning Lab, which will include a barn, pasture and donated animals.

  • The Heritage Library Foundation -- $12,000 toward the Encyclopedia Hilton Head project. This project will focus on establishing the identities and lineage of about 1,500 original residents of Mitchelville.

  • Hilton Head Regional Habitat for Humanity -- $100,000 for infrastructure at The Glen project.

  • Memory Matters -- $18,900 to teach professional skills to aides for those with Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

  • Neighborhood Outreach Connection -- $20,000 for a grant writer to help NOC implement its development fund and marketing plans.

  • OSPREY Village -- as much as $125,000 for land acquisition in Bluffton. OSPREY would use the land to provide housing options so developmentally disabled adults can live independently.

  • The YANA Club of Hilton Head Island -- $20,000 for a community liaison consultant to help those seeking guidance.
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