Community Foundation of the Lowcountry Awards $40,050 to Four Regional Organizations Addressing COVID-19 Needs

Staff Report

Friday, June 12th, 2020

In its sixth round of COVID-19-related grantmaking in nine weeks, Community Foundation of the Lowcountry has awarded an additional $40,050 to four organizations that are addressing critical needs resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. To date, a total of $414,562 has been granted to 29 organizations in Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper Counties.

Community Foundation of the Lowcountry established the Lowcountry Community COVID-19 Response Fund in mid-March to rapidly deploy funds to nonprofit organizations addressing the needs of individuals and families struggling from the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

A grants advisory committee, comprised of community leaders from Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper Counties, reviews the grant applications. 

The following organizations have received grants in this round of grantmaking: 

Campbell Chapel Community Development Ministry (Campbell Chapel A.M.E. Church): to rent a refrigerated truck to transport USDA food boxes from Atlanta to Beaufort and Jasper Counties for distribution for the Farms to Families Food Distribution Program.

Christ Lutheran Church: for food and/or hygiene supplies to stock the Little Free Pantry for up to six months. 

Healing Waters Mission & Wellness Center: for food and a walk-in cooler that will expand services needed for low-income residents in Jasper County for their Compassionate Food Project.

Huspah Missionary Baptist Church: for a freezer, food and PPE needed to increase emergency food boxes for low-income at-risk individuals and families in Hampton County for the Feed the Need Program.

Because the needs created by COVID-19 will continue, the Lowcountry Community COVID-19 Response Fund is still accepting donations. If you’d like to make a tax-exempt donation to the Lowcountry Community COVID-19 Response Fund, you can do so by visiting the Community Foundation’s home page at www.cf-lowcountry.org or by going to the fund’s donation landing page at https://cflowcountry.civicore.com/covid.