The Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina's Open Grants Committee recently awarded $339,825 in funding to 41 local nonprofits in Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester and Georgetown counties.
With this round of grants, funding through the foundation is up eight percent since 2014 and 21 percent since 2010. To date, the Open Grants program has awarded $4.6 million in funding.
Recipients for this round included the Avian Conservation Center for medical and educational programs; Charleston Pro Bono Legal Services, to help provide free civil legal services for low-income families and individuals; Meals on Wheels of Summerville; ArtsGibbes Museum of Art; Carolina Studios; Charleston Symphony Orchestra;McClellanville Arts Council; Pawleys Island Festival of Music & Art; Smalls Institute for Music and Youth Leadership Education; Palmetto Project/BEGIN WITH BOOKS; Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding; Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry; Communities in Schools of the Charleston Area; Eagle Harbor Ranch; Metanoia One80 Place Reading Partners; S.C. Governor’s Schools for Science and Math Foundation; Teacher’s Supply Closet; Trident Literacy Association; WINGS for Kids Environment; Charleston Community Research to Action Board; Lowcountry Open Land Trust; Turtle Survival Alliance HealthAssociation for the Blind and Visually Impaired; Barrier Islands Free Medial Clinic; East Cooper Community Outreach; Lowcountry AIDS Services Human Needs; Alston Wilkes Society; American Red Cross; The ARKCamp Happy Days; Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center; East Cooper Meals on Wheels; Florence Crittenton Programs; HALOS (Helping and Lending Outreach Support); Lowcountry Food Bank; My Sister’s House Neighborhood and Community; Charleston Parks Conservancy; Habitat for Humanity of Berkeley County; and Sea Island Habitat for Humanity.
For more information on the foundation or the Open Grants program, visit www.coastalcommunityfoundation.org or contact program officer Caroline Mullis at Caroline@CoastalCommunityFoundation.org.