The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) announced $106,000 in grants to 54 charitable organizations through its annual Community Giving Program.
The program provides grant support in regions where SCPA operates in order to positively impact maritime commerce, economic development, environmental awareness and community outreach.
“SCPA takes great pride in its Community Giving Program and the relationships we have formed with organizations that support critical programs and initiatives across the state,” said Jim Newsome, SCPA president and CEO. “As the Port continues to grow as an economic development engine for the state of South Carolina, so do our efforts to partner with charitable organizations.”
Totaling $106,000, this year’s giving cycle represents the most funding ever awarded by the Port. The program includes grants of $5,000, $2,500 and $1,000.
Local recipients were the Dillon County Chamber of Commerce and Dillon County First Steps.
About South Carolina
South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA), established by the state’s General Assembly in 1942, owns and operates public seaport and intermodal facilities in Charleston, Dillon, Georgetown and Greer. For more information on SCPA, please visit www.scspa.com.