[image-1] The Coastal Community Foundation has raised over $1 million in two weeks for the COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Fund. This brings their total to over $1.8 million raised since the fund started in March.
[content-1] Money from the fund will go to non-profits who provide medical care, financial support, and food access to people impacted by the pandemic in nine coastal counties, including Charleston and Berkeley.
The fund got a jolt over the last two weeks from Blackbaud founder Tony Bakker and his family, who pledged to match their donations between April 7 and April 20. The Foundation made the most out of the offer by pulling $500,000 during the time period, which was matched by Bakker with another $500,000.
[content-2] “With this expansion of our resources, we can say confidently to our communities that they will not be alone in facing this crisis,” Darrin Goss, the Foundation’s president, said in a press release.
So far, the Coastal Community Foundation has awarded 17 non-profits with grants, totaling $211,000.
Stay cool. Support City Paper.
City Paper has been bringing the best news, food, arts, music and event coverage to the Holy City since 1997. Support our continued efforts to highlight the best of Charleston with a one-time donation or become a member of the City Paper Club.