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  • Women in Philanthropy Awards $56,000 in Grants

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    May 23, 2017
    Women in Philanthropy, a women’s giving circle and fund of Community Foundation of the Lowcountry, awarded $56,000 in grants to six Beaufort County non-profits at their annual meeting on May 16, 2017. The annual grant theme was “Strengthening Options for The Elderly.”  
    Grant recipients, and their supported programs, included:
    • Second Helpings: Healthy Food Initiatives, $5,000
    • Sandalwood Community Food Pantry: Totes for Love for Seniors, $7,000
    • YMCA of Beaufort County: Senior Shape Up , $8,500
    • Lowcountry Legal Volunteers: Senior Legal Assistance, $9,000
    • HELP of Beaufort: Mobile Meals, $10,800
    • Meals on Wheels for Bluffton/Hilton Head: Meal delivery, $15,700
     Women in Philanthropy is dedicated to promoting the power of collective giving, engaging and inspiring women along their philanthropic path, and supporting new approaches to address community needs. Over the past 10 years, their members have built an endowment of nearly $1 million and have awarded almost $360,000 in grants to Beaufort County 501(c)(3) organizations. For more information about Women in Philanthropy, contact the Community Foundation at 843.681.9100.
    Since 1994, Community Foundation of the Lowcountry has been connecting people, resources and needs by helping build stronger communities and assisting donors in making a difference through charitable giving. With over 340 charitable funds, combined assets totaling $63 million and grantmaking and scholarships reaching $58 million, Community Foundation of the Lowcountry is the largest source of unrestricted philanthropic resources dedicated to Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties.
    For more information contact us at (843) 681-9100 or visit our website at www.cf-lowcountry.org.
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    Jean Heyduck, VP for Marketing & Communications
    jheyduck@cf-lowcountry.org, (843)681-9100