Open Grants Committee Announces $313,674 in Grants Awarded to Local Nonprofit Organizations

Charleston, SC: November 10, 2014 – The Open Grants Committee of Coastal Community Foundation is proud to present $313,674 to 42 local nonprofits that enhance the arts, education, the environment, health, human needs or community development in Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester and Georgetown Counties. Caroline Mullis, Coastal Community Foundation’s Program Associate, noted that “…the thorough discussion and thoughtful deliberation by the committee was amazing to see unfold, and while there were so many important aspects to consider, they were rigorous and reflective from start to finish.”
Some of this year’s recipients include the Association for the Blind, for the continuation of their school-based ReFocus program; Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic, to provide their high-risk patients with free medical assistance; East Cooper Community Outreach, to support their Health Services program; Fields to Families, to provide meals to people in the community who are struggling with food insecurity; Limbs Without Limits, to provide support adventures to residents with mobility impairments; Lowcountry AIDS Services, to assist low-income, needs individuals living with HIV/AIDS; and Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach Services, to provide on-going comprehensive dental care to low-income, uninsured individuals.
For more information about the Open Grants program or Coastal Community Foundation, please visit or call the Foundation’s office at (843) 723-3635.
2014 Open Grant Recipients (Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester and Georgetown Counties):

Carolina Art Association DBA Gibbes Museum of Art
Charleston Academy of Music
The Charleston Museum
Charleston Symphony Orchestra
McClellanville Arts Council
Smalls Institute for Music and Youth Leadership

Be A Mentor
Palmetto Project/BEGIN WITH BOOKS
Center for Women
Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding
Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry
Communities in Schools of the Charleston Area
One-80 Place
Pattison’s DREAM Academy
Roscoe Reading Program
Teacher’s Supply Closet
Trident Literacy Association

Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation
Lowcountry Open Land Trust
SC Environmental Law Project

Association for the Blind
Barrier Islands Free Medial Clinic
East Cooper Community Outreach
Fields to Families
Limbs Without Limits
Lowcountry AIDS Services
Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach Services

Human Needs
Alston Wilkes Society
Camp Happy Days
Children in Crisis, Dorchester County
Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center
East Cooper Meals on Wheels
Florence Crittenton Programs
Lowcountry Food Bank
Meals on Wheels of Summerville
My Sister’s House
Operation Sight
South Carolina STRONG

Neighborhood and Community
Charleston Parks Conservancy
Operation Home

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