Regarding the March 16 story, "Heritage Classic Foundation gives $200,000 to charities": I think it's wonderful the foundation supports the community through the Heritage Scholars Program and grants to "local nonprofits that focus on education and health care." I support the efforts of all organizations and the countless individuals striving to improve the lot of, and provide opportunities for, the less fortunate among us.
United Way of the Lowcountry is another organization to be lauded for its efforts in support of many of the same nonprofit organizations along with many more addressing human needs.
I would simply hope that at some point some grant opportunities be given to those who, because they are less obvious or too easily taken for granted or through ignorance of their very existence, are being left out of the equation -- myriad beings and their habitats that play host to us all. It would be helpful to recognize that both those with abundance and those in need are in some form or fashion inextricably linked to the natural environment we all share and are thereby charged with good stewardship.