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Charleston nonprofits receive share of $1 million Facebook grant

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Charleston-area nonprofits receiving grants
Avery Research Center of the College of Charleston
Friends of the Charleston County Library/Black Ink Book Festival
Charleston Chapter, The Links Inc.
MOJA Arts Festival, produced by City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs
Fresh Future Farm Inc.
Charleston RISE
Charleston Area Justice Ministry
Turning Leaf
Lowcountry Youth Services
Dorchester County First Steps
Center for Heirs' Property Preservation
Lowcountry Alliance for Model Communities
Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council
The Medi Community Resource Center
Community Resource Center
Charleston Habitat for Humanity - Liberty Hill Community
E3 Educate, Empower, Elevate
Teachers' Supply Closet
Charleston Promise Neighborhood
Charleston Development Academy
Charleston County First Steps
Ebony City Soccer Club and Youth Development Program
Youth Empowerment Services
Seventh Day Baptist Community Development
Charleston Youth Leadership Council Beaux Affair Program
Trident Literacy Association
Yo Art Inc.
South Santee Senior and Community Center
Feeding of the Multitudes
Father to Father Inc.
Increasing HOPE Financial Training Center
Dress for Success of Charleston County
My Sister's House
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lowcountry
Habitat for Humanity of Berkeley County
Operation Home
East Cooper Community Outreach

Several nonprofits have been awarded a share of a $1 million Facebook grant that the social media giant asked the Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina to administer last year.

The money, to be awarded over two years, will assist nonprofits in the Charleston region working with and supporting under-served communities.

One of the 37 nonprofits recently receiving a share of $685,000 from the grant money focuses on a geographic area of need for famlies and children in Charleston’s Neck area.

Charleston Promise Neighborhood was awarded the grant to further the organization’s community development programs, the nonprofit said in a news release.

The foundation selected 37 nonprofit organizations in the Charleston region in the areas of arts, humanities, civil rights, community development, education and human services, the foundation said.

Charleston Promise Neighborhood CEO Sherrie Snipes-Williams said in a statement the organization was honored to be selected for the grant from the Coastal Community Foundation.

“Their commitment to supporting communities and leaders of color is evident and has been imperative in helping us continue to do the work in our ‘Neighborhood’ and schools -ultimately helping to transform a generation,” Snipes-Williams said.   

Charleston Promise Neighborhood plans to use the money to bring postitive change to  children and families in four of Charleston’s most under-served early learning and elementary schools, the nonprofit said. CPN said the organization will be able to expand community engagement programs to focus on academics, behavior, attendance and improving graudation rates at those schools.


Reach Andy Owens at 843-849-3142.

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