Posted on March 21st, 2017

Hilton Head Island, SC – Community Foundation of the Lowcountry continues to award disaster recovery and rebuilding grants to organizations, located in Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton and Colleton counties, which are working directly with individuals affected by Hurricane Matthew.

Grants totaling $46,280 were recently awarded to four organizations, bringing total Hurricane Matthew-related grants to $174,000 since October 11, 2016.

The most recent grants were awarded to:

Coastal District Council of the St. Vincent De Paul Society – to offer financial assistance and food to families experiencing hardships due to Hurricane Matthew. The Society continues to provide critical support to low-income residents of Hilton Head Island.

Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA) – to purchase materials and supplies for rebuilding homes in the Native Islander community on Hilton Head Island, in partnership with Hilton Head Presbyterian Church.

Free Born Deliverance Temple – to support services such as transportation, food and exterior home cleanup assistance to families who continue to experience hardship due to Hurricane Matthew.

Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Achievement School – to provide scholarships to cover tuition for children whose parents experienced financial hardship following Hurricane Matthew.

This is the fourth series of Hurricane Matthew-related grants the Community Foundation has awarded from its Disaster Recovery and Rebuilding Fund. Other organizations which have received grants include

American Red Cross-Lowcountry, Bluffton Self Help, Deep Well Project, Lowcountry Legal Volunteers, Neighborhood Outreach Connection, Sandalwood Community Food Pantry, The Children’s Center, Volunteers in Medicine-Hilton Head Island, St. Stephen’s Outreach Food Bank, Lowcountry Food Bank and Hilton Head Island Recreation Association.

Community Foundation of the Lowcountry is still accepting Disaster Recovery and Rebuilding Fund grant applications up to $20,000 for recovery and rebuilding efforts related to the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. Organizations located in Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton and Colleton counties are encouraged to apply. Grant specifics, along with the application, can be found on the Community Foundation’s website at

Additionally, donations to the Disaster Recovery and Rebuilding Fund are still being accepted. Online donations can be made at the Community Foundation’s website

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 328 charitable funds, combined assets totaling $65 million and grantmaking and scholarships reaching $64 million, Community Foundation of the Lowcountry is the largest source of unrestricted philanthropic resources dedicated to Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties.

The Disaster Recovery and Rebuilding Fund was established to collect monetary contributions to support disaster response, recovery, and rebuilding grantmaking to eligible regional, community-based 501(c)3 nonprofits, faith-based organizations or equivalents responding to community needs in the aftermath of an officially-declared disaster.

For more information contact us at (843) 681-9100 or visit our website at