Posted on July 30th, 2018

Hilton Head Island – Community Foundation of the Lowcountry recently completed its second of three annual competitive grant cycles and awarded $498,023 to six local organizations.

The grants were awarded to the following organizations.

Beaufort County Animal Shelter Support Fund received $86,048 for a radiology lab to enable the county to provide x-ray, ultrasound and other necessary diagnostic services at the new county animal campus on Highway 170. This service was previously not available.

Bluffton Community Center Foundation received $67,000 to support the construction of a shade/picnic pavilion with restrooms and storage next to the new playground at the Field of Dreams Park in Bluffton.

Bluffton-Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine received $94,420 over two years to support capacity building through staff and technology.

Heritage Library Foundation received $60,000 over three years to help fund its first ever paid executive director.

Hilton Head Recreation Association received $100,000 as a challenge “matching” grant and “last dollar in” to fund a state-of-the-art inclusive playground that will serve people of all ages, including both able-bodied and those with disabilities. This playground replaces the one demolished due to expansion of the Rec Center.

Hopeful Horizons received a grant totaling $90,555 to fund a Grant Manager and Program Evaluation Director position.


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 350 charitable funds, combined assets totaling $72 million and grantmaking and scholarships reaching $71 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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