Local non-profits fueled by grants | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | February 26, 2016 5:00 am
Last Updated: February 24, 2016 at 1:12 pm
Four Colleton County programs were among the groups receiving funding from The Beaufort Fund recently.
The funding awards were announced by the Coastal Community Foundation, a grant-making organization serving coastal South Carolina which acts as the administrator for The Beaufort Fund.
A total of 55 non-profits in Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties received a total of $592,000 in grant funds during a recent reception at the Port Royal Sound Foundation’s Maritime Center.
The Colleton County Council on Aging received $12,500 in support of its home-delivered meals program.
Teach for America received $7,000 to train and support 23 corps members in Colleton County.
The Colleton Center will receive $5,000 to support public relations and advertising during renovations of their historic auditorium.
Colleton County First Steps will receive $12,000 to train childcare workers.
Another 19 non-profits that conduct programs in Colleton County like CODA (Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse), Center for Heirs Property Preservation and Hope Haven of the Lowcountry, also received funding to assist their efforts.
“We are sincerely honored that The Beaufort Fund enables us to partner in some capacity with so many worthy organizations,” said Ali Titus, program officer at Coastal Community Foundation. “The collective impact of all of our 2015-16 grantees is an inspiring reminder of the power of community. I am continually humbled by their dedication and collaborative approach to solving problems.”
At the reception, remarks were made by Coastal Community Foundation staff members Ali Titus and Gloria Duryea and Fred Washington Jr., chairperson of The Beaufort Fund Advisory Committee.
Richard Hendry closed out the remarks with a speech about “creative destruction” he has observed in the local nonprofit sector. The reception was Hendry’s last official function as CCF’s interim president and CEO. Darrin Goss Sr. has taken over those duties.
The Beaufort Fund supports a wide array of nonprofit programs, but the fund’s Advisory Committee also provides general operating support to many organizations, an important building block of nonprofit capacity. This year, 14 nonprofits — 25 percent of all grantees — received general operating support.
Since 1998, The Beaufort Fund has awarded $7.5 million in grants to organizations serving Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties. Grants are recommended by a diverse committee of community leaders across the four counties.
For more information about The Beaufort Fund, contact Ali Titus, program officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about supporting Coastal Community Foundation’s work in the Southern Lowcountry, reach out to Gloria Duryea, stewardship officer, at email@example.com.