Blackbaud founder Tony Bakker, his wife, Linda, and their two children, James Bakker and Katy Bakker McKee, pledged Tuesday to match donations of up to $500,000 to the COVID-19 Relief & Recovery Fund through April 20.
As the seriousness of the coronavirus sinks in and our government on all levels continues to consider what steps are needed, we all can take a step back and ask what we can do as individuals to help.
The COVID-19 Relief & Recovery Fund hopes to sustain South Carolina’s coastal counties and beyond by providing additional resources to respond to coronavirus’ impacts to the state.
Today’s political and social climate makes it more important than ever to ensure our work helps, not hinders, efforts to make significant progress to mitigate inequity. As such, we’ve committed to championing transparency and accessibility.
Coastal Community Foundation has given Hopeful Horizons a $750,000 grant over the next five years. The grant will give the domestic violence, child and sexual abuse agency to create a full-time office in Colleton County.
The foundation recently culminated a three-year effort begun in 2017 where it partnered with two other organizations to conduct dozens of small-group conversations in the foundation’s nine-county service area. They gathered input from more than a thousand people living and working across coastal South Carolina.