Through its annual Community Giving Program, the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) recently awarded $128,500 in grants to 71 charitable organizations.
The program supports eligible organizations in regions where SCPA operates with the aim of providing a favorable impact in maritime commerce, economic growth, community outreach, environmental awareness, education and workforce development endeavors.
“Our continued growth and success as an economic development engine for South Carolina enables us to support charitable organizations through our Community Giving Program,” S.C. Ports Authority President and CEO Jim Newsome said in a press release. “Our grant recipients work to improve children’s literacy, cultivate a world-class workforce, enhance the environment and support students’ creativity and curiosity, among other critical initiatives. We are proud to partner with these organizations as they undertake incredibly important work for our state.”
The grants are awarded in sums of $5,000, $2,500 and $1,000. Recipients of the $5,000 grant for this year include A Backpack Journalist, Greenville Tech Foundation, Wounded Nature – Working Veterans, Dillon County First Steps, and SC Future Makers.