Grantmaking Partnership Opportunities

Community Foundation of the Lowcountry has completed its Spring (competitive) Impact Grant cycle for the current fiscal year. We are excited to share opportunities for joint funding of applications that we were not able to fund fully.

Donations can be made to support the Grant Applications below from May 17, 2024 through July 15, 2024. Organizations will receive funding when the opportunity closes, or when the grant is fully funded, whichever comes first.

This process is managed by the Community Investment Office. If you have any questions, please email Debbie Cahoon or call 843-681-9100 and ask for Debbie.

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24CY2 Grant Catalog

Grants Included in this Catalog

|Organization |Amount Requested | CFL Funded| Unfunded Request| Current Balance*
Habitat for Humanity of the Lowcountry $150,000.00 $125,000.00 $25,000.00$25,000.00
Rotary Club of HHI Environmental Club $33,500.00$16,750.00 $16,750.00$16,750.00
Second Helpings $101,991.00 $77,500.00$24,491.00 $0.00
Lowcountry Early Childhood Coalition $50,000.00 $30,000.00 $20,000.00 $20,000.00
USC-Beaufort $74,430.00$65,000.00 $9,430.00 $9,430.00
Volunteers in Medicine Hilton Head Island $200,299.25$135,300.00 $64,999.25$0.00

*Balance updated weekly.

United Way of the Lowcountry, Inc.


The Lowcountry Early Childhood Coalition aims to reach parents and caregivers of children aged 0-5 through various community channels and everyday activities. ​ The grant request is for startup costs to launch the Basics. The success of the program will be measured through metrics such as South Carolina Kindergarten Readiness Assessment scores and the number of organizations and individuals adopting The Basics principles. ​ The grant funds will have both a direct and indirect impact on the community by bringing The Basics principles to families and partners in the program and improving long-term economic viability. ​

University of South Carolina Beaufort


Conversion of Greenhouse to Outdoor Learning Lab for Education Majors
This grant application is for the University of South Carolina Beaufort's Life Science Education Living Laboratory project. The project aims to transform a campus greenhouse into a hands-on learning space for students to engage in regional research and investigations on conservation, resiliency, and sustainability of coastal ecosystems. The project will support the teaching of life science education through active learning strategies and provide opportunities for collaboration with community partners.

Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island Charitable Foundation


Grants accepted for a Quench Buggy water dispensing trailer will reduce the use of single use plastic water bottles on Hilton Head and surrounding counties.
A trailer carrying 330 gallons of drinking water with several dispensers for reusable water bottles will be purchased by the Lowcountry Environmental Club of Rotary Hilton Head Island through the Rotary Club of HHI Charitable Foundation to provide an option for festivals, events, large gatherings, and heavy tourist traffic holidays in an effort to reduce single use plastic water bottles on HHI. The Chamber of Commerce boasts 3 million visitors annually. If each one refuses one single use plastic bottle of water in lieu of a refill for their reusable water bottle, we will have effectively eliminated 3 million empty plastic water bottles from the landfill. Recycling efforts are behind the critical need for this simple, more effective solution. LEC Rotary HHI is asking CFL for half of the cost of the trailer that will be insured, maintained, and stored by the Rotary of HHI. Donations will be accepted to maintain the vehicle, but will otherwise be presented free of charge to the public on Hilton Head Island.