The grantmaking focus of PEARLS of Hampton County is assisting with the needs of our Hampton County citizens. Examples of needs include medical, education, household costs, health, disabilities, transportation and careers/jobs. With this in mind, the advisory committee will establish the criteria for each cycle of funding for grant-seeking nonprofit organizations.

The 2018 PEARLS of Hampton County grants are designed to help launch new programs or enhance existing programs and projects in Hampton County that focus on: “Lending a Hand in Hampton County.”

Individual grants typically range from $500 to $3,000, with approximately $9,000 total given annually.

One grant per 12-month period

To be eligible for funding, an applicant must:

  • Be a nonprofit agency with 501(c)(3) tax exempt status or equivalent (church, school, government agency) under the Internal Revenue code.
  • Demonstrate measurable project outcomes for PEARLS selected area of focus.
  • Submit grant requests that help launch new programs or enhance existing programs and projects in Hampton County.


  • Generally request for the following will NOT be considered:
  • Building organizational capacity
  • Personnel and/or office expenses
  • Religious activities (Although faith-based groups are encouraged to apply, to be considered for funding the projects must reflect nondiscriminatory practices.)
  • Political activities or organizations
  • Grants directly to individuals
  • Endowments
  • Annual fundraising campaigns and special events or fundraisers

Applications are made online only. No paper applications are accepted. 

Please use these instructions [PDF] to complete your application on the eGrant website. Here is an offline template [PDF] of the application that may help with assembling the needed information. Your application will need to include a project budget using this template [DOC]. Please include either an attestation statement [PDF] (for organizations with a total budget less $500,000) or letter from auditors (for those with a total budget greater than $500,000) with your financials.

The grant application for 2018 is due at 4:00 PM on March 3rd, 2018.

If you apply more than two weeks (February 17th or earlier) before the deadline, you will receive a gift certificate for a local Hampton County business!

Apply here.

Community Foundation of the Lowcountry

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 23019
Hilton Head Island,
South Carolina 29925

Office Location
4 Northridge Drive, Suite A
Hilton Head Island,
South Carolina 29926

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