The Community Foundation of the Lowcountry has awarded an additional $40,000 in grants from its Disaster Recovery and Rebuilding Fund this week.
That brings the total amount of grant funding awarded to $100,000 since Hurricane Matthew struck in October, according to a foundation news release.
The most recent grants were awarded to:
▪ The Children’s Center: $20,000 to provide tuition scholarships for children whose parents experienced financial hardship following Hurricane Matthew.
▪ Lowcountry Legal Volunteers: $10,000 to expand office hours and community outreach efforts for low-income individuals’ legal issues related primarily to housing difficulties caused by the storm.
▪ Volunteers in Medicine: $10,000 to fund facilities repairs, enabling the group to continue to provide services and patient care.
Community Foundation of the Lowcountry previously provided grants to the American Red Cross, Bluffton Self Help, the Deep Well Project, Neighborhood Outreach Connection and Sandalwood Community Food Pantry, the release said.
The Community Foundation is still accepting disaster recovery grant applications from nonprofit and faith-based organizations in Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton and Colleton counties.
For more information, visit www.cf-lowcountry.org.