Posted on March 23rd, 2018

Hilton Head Island, SC – Community Foundation of the Lowcountry awarded more than $150,000 in grants to three local nonprofits on Wednesday, March 21. The grants are part of the Community Foundation’s three-times-per-year competitive grant cycle.

Since the Community Foundation’s creation in 1994, the organization has awarded more than $65 million in grants and scholarships.

The awardees and their supported programs are:

Port Royal Sound Foundation: $26,500 to develop a master plan for 105 acres that was recently acquired in partnership with Beaufort County.

Planned Parenthood South Atlantic: A two-year grant of $60,000 to hire a full-time community health educator to provide evidence-based sexual education for teens and their parents.

The Marine Sensory and Neurobiology Lab at University of South Carolina Beaufort: $63,775 to acquire a vehicle, boat and equipment that will allow USCB to track critical data and monitor the marine environment in a larger geographic area of the Lowcountry.

Since 1994, Community Foundation of the Lowcountry has been connecting people, resources and needs by helping build stronger communities and assisting donors in making a difference through charitable giving. With over 325 charitable funds, combined assets totaling $73 million and grantmaking and scholarships reaching almost $66 million, Community Foundation of the Lowcountry is the largest source of unrestricted philanthropic resources dedicated to Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper Counties.

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