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The Beaufort Fund of Coastal Community Foundation announced $565,000 in grants Friday to be distributed to 59 Lowcountry organizations and nonprofit groups.
Most of the grants are for $15,000 or less for one year, but five organizations will receive an extra $65,500 during the life of three-year grants.
Those are Child Abuse Prevention Association, Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse, Collaborative Organization of Services for Youth, Hope Haven of the Lowcountry, and the Ronald McDonald House Charities CareMobile. Each serves all four of the counties the foundation benefits -- Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper.
The foundation has been helping Lowcountry organizations and residents for 13 years and has awarded more than $5.6 million in grants, according to a news release.
The awards were announced during a reception Friday night at The Shed in Port Royal.
One-year grants will be given to the following organizations:
Also, the Neighborhood Outreach Connection, Our Lady's Pantry of the Catholic Charities Support Services, the S.C. Governor's School for Science and Math Foundation, Senior Services of Beaufort County, Thumbs Up, Under One Roof Services, the YMCA of Beaufort County.