Posted on January 19th, 2017

Hilton Head Island, SC – Community Foundation of the Lowcountry recently awarded three additional disaster recovery and rebuilding grants to area organizations working directly with individuals affected by Hurricane Matthew. These grants bring the total amount awarded to $127,720 since October 11, 2016.

The most recent grants went to:

St. Stephen’s Outreach Food Bank in Ridgeland, received $1,200 to replenish food supplies lost or deliveries missed as a result of Hurricane Matthew.

Lowcountry Food Bank received $19,020 to conduct Fresh for All and Fresh Express produce distributions to communities in Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties which were impacted by the hurricane.

Hilton Head Island Recreation Association was awarded $7,500 to provide childcare scholarships for families that experienced financial hardship following the hurricane.

This is the third 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 and Volunteers in Medicine-Hilton Head Island.

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 300 charitable funds, combined assets totaling $65 million and grantmaking and scholarships reaching $60 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