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

November 10, 2014 by CCF

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 https://coastalcommunityfoundation.org/ 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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