Disaster Recovery and

Rebuilding Fund Grants

Disaster Recovery and Rebuilding Fund

The Disaster Recovery and Rebuilding Fund was established to collect monetary contributions to support disaster response, recovery, and rebuilding grantmaking to eligible regional, community-based 501(c)3 nonprofits, faith-based organizations or equivalents responding to community needs in the aftermath of an officially-declared disaster. To learn more about the Fund, click here [PDF]

At the declaration of a disaster by appropriate government officials, a community-based advisory committee is authorized to review and recommend grants for eligible nonprofit organizations that provide services to people during the recovery and rebuilding phases of disaster relief. The final determination on grants is made by the Community Foundation. 

Community Foundation is still accepting Disaster Recovery and Rebuilding Fund grant applications up to $20,000 for recovery and rebuilding efforts related to the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. Organizations may be eligible for multiple grants from the Disaster Recovery and Rebuilding Fund based on documented community needs. 

For complete application guidelines, click: GUIDELINES [PDF].

Eligible organizations should complete a GRANT APPLICATION FORM [WORD] and a BUDGET FORM [WORD]. You may wish to submit a DIRECT DEPOSIT FORM [PDF] along with your request to expedite the payment should a grant be awarded.  Review the grant application CHECKLIST [PDF] to ensure your application is complete and use this ATTESTATION STATEMENT [WORD] form, when necessary.

We recommend that you contact us to discuss your grant request in advance of submitting it: 

Kevin S. Smith, VP for Grantmaking and Community Leadership

843.681.9100 or ksmith@cf-lowcountry.org.


Disaster Fund grants to date supporting Hurricane Matthew relief:

American Red Cross – Lowcountry: $25,000 to support emergency response and assistance.

Bluffton Self Help: $10,000 to support emergency disaster assistance including food and clothing.

Coastal District Council of the St. Vincent De Paul Society: $15,000 to provide emergency financial assistance and food to families experiencing hardship in the months immediately following Hurricane Matthew. 

Deep Well Project: $15,000 to support emergency disaster assistance including food and clothing.

Evangelical Free Church of America:  $20,000 to purchase materials and supplies for the rebuilding of homes in the Native Islander community on Hilton Head Island in partnership with Hilton Head Presbyterian Church. 

Free Born Deliverance Temple:  $10,000 to support a range of services including transportation, food and exterior home cleanup assistance to families experiencing hardship after Hurricane Matthew. 

Hilton Head Island Recreation Association: $7,500 to provide childcare scholarships for families that experienced financial hardship following Hurricane Matthew.

Hospice Care of the Lowcountry: $6,900 to cover lodging, supplies, equipment and medications for hospice patients evacuated due to Hurricane Matthew.

Lowcountry Food Bank: $19,020 to conduct Fresh for All and Fresh Express produce distributions in communities impacted by Hurricane Matthew throughout Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper Counties.

Lowcountry Legal Volunteers: $10,000 to to expand office hours and commumty outreach efforts targeting low-income individuials experiencing legal issues primarily related to housing.

Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Achievement School: $1,280 to provide scholarships to cover tuition for children whose parents experienced financial hardship following Hurricane Matthew.

Neighborhood Outreach Connection: $5,000 to support housing assistance and household furnishings to displaced client.

St. Stephen’s Outreach Food Bank: $1,200 to replenish food supplies lost or deliveries missed as a result of Hurricane Matthew.  

Sandalwood Community Food Pantry: $5,000 to provide clients with protein-rich foods and assist with tree/debris removal.

The Children’s Center: $20,000 to provide tuition scholarships for children whose parents experienced financial hardship following Hurricane Matthew.

Volunteers in Medicine – Hilton Head Island: $10,000 to to fund facilities repairs, enabling VIM to continue to provide services and patient care.  

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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