Half a million dollars was distributed Friday to 58 nonprofit organizations serving Beaufort, Jasper, Colleton and Hampton counties to support their work this year.
The Beaufort Fund was established in 1997 and is managed by Coastal Community Foundation. Since inception, the fund has given more than $5 million to the community.
Grants were awarded to the following organizations:
Arts Council of Beaufort County, Colleton County Arts Council, Hampton Friends of the Arts, University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts
Agape Family Life Center, Alexander Community Development Center, Antioch Educational Center, Beaufort Academy's "The Aspire Program," Beaufort County First Steps, Born to Read Beaufort Partnership, The Children's Center, Colleton County Memorial Library's Summer Reading Program, Colleton Museum, Franciscan Center, Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina, Hampton County Literacy Council, Jacksonboro Community Center, Junior Achievement Coastal South Carolina, Literacy Volunteers of the Lowcountry, National Allegiance for the Mentally Ill, Neighborhood Outreach Connection, South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Math Foundation, Technical College of the Lowcountry Foundation, Thumbs Up
Beaufort County Open Land Trust, Center for Heirs' Property Preservation, Lowcountry Open Land Trust, S.C. Nature Conservancy
ACCESS Network, Alzheimer's Family Services of Greater Beaufort, Beaufort Women's Center, Bluffton-Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry -- Rural Units, Friends of Carolina Hospice, Little Red Dog Foundation, Memory Matters, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Sheldon Township Community Support Partnership, Volunteers in Medicine Clinic, YMCA of Beaufort County
American Red Cross -- Carolina Lowcountry, Catholic Charities Support Services' "Our Lady's Pantry," Child Abuse Prevention Association, Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse, Collaborative Organization of Services for Youth, Colleton Habitat for Humanity, Family Promise of Beaufort County, HELP of Beaufort, Hope Haven of the Lowcountry, Lowcountry Habitat -- Beaufort, Lowcountry Legal Volunteers, Meals on Wheels of Bluffton/Hilton Head, New Destiny Center, Second Helpings, Senior Services of Beaufort County, United Way of Bamberg, Colleton and Hampton Counties
The Colleton Center, Community Services Organization