SC Ports Awards Grants As Part Of Community Giving Program

South Carolina Ports awarded $253,000 to 116 South Carolina nonprofits and community organizations as part of its Community Giving program for fiscal year 2024, marking the highest number of grants awarded since the program began in 2013.
Awards were given in amounts of $7,500, $5,000, $2,500 and $1,000.
“Part of SC Ports mission is to support our state’s economy for the benefit of our state’s citizens,” SC Ports President & CEO Barbara Melvin said. “When we give back, we’re not only assisting these organizations’ efforts to make an impact on their communities, but we’re also investing in the wellbeing of all South Carolinians.”
Awards were given to organizations throughout the state whose missions focus on maritime commerce, economic development, environmental awareness or community outreach.
SC Ports has dedicated more than $1.1 million of its revenue to partnership projects since the program began in 2013.
Fiscal year 2024 recipients:
• Dillon County Chamber
• Dillon County First Steps
• Fitness By Cory
• Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina
• Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic-Sexual Assault
• Rural Area Leadership Initiative, Dillon County
• United Fund of Dillon County

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