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Helping Out for Dec. 4, 2019

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Helping Out highlights some of the many charitable events and activities going on in the Charleston area. ATTENTION: Submissions should now be made using our online form.

SC Ports awards $128,500 in grants to nonprofits, organizations. (Photo/Provided)

S.C. Ports Authority awarded $128,500 in grants to 71 charitable organizations through its annual Community Giving Program.

The program provides grants to organizations in regions where S.C. Ports operates, with the goal of positively impacting maritime commerce, economic development, environmental awareness, community outreach, education and workforce development efforts.

A committee of members with various backgrounds at the port review applications and prioritize funding. The program offers grants of $5,000, $2,500 and $1,000.

This year’s $5,000 grant recipients include: A Back Pack Journalist, Greenville Tech Foundation, Wounded Nature – Working Veterans, Dillon County First Steps and SC Future Makers.

In honor of Giving Tuesday, Boeing announced its 2019 community investments. A total of $3.75 million in grants will go to 18 South Carolina nonprofit organizations.

Investments will go toward organizations that focus on STEM education, support for veterans and their families, and environmental stewardship. Boeing also commits to building dynamic communities with a focus on the health and wellness of students to combat childhood obesity and hunger.

Grant recipients include Teach for America South Carolina, Vantage Point Foundation and Lowcountry Food Bank – Fighting Childhood Hunger.

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