The Berkeley Hall Charity Cup Strongly Supports Community Service

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HISTORY
The Berkeley Hall Community has a rich history of philanthropy in the Lowcountry. The Berkeley Hall Charitable Foundation vision is to "make a difference by addressing the basic human needs of the greater Bluffton Community, especially those who are most vulnerable." Our vision has been brought to life through the generosity and commitment of the Berkeley Hall membership and our common thread: the desire to make a difference in our community. 

From 2008 through 2016, through the extraordinary support and generosity of the Berkeley Hall membership, the Berkeley Hall Charitable Foundation (BHCF) has made 80 grants totaling nearly $800,000 to fund projects that will improve the lives of Bluffton’s most vulnerable residents. These projects included: 

- Making a children’s playground safe at CODA
- Funding the Explorers: Learning for Life program at Boys & Girls Club Bluffton
- Assisting local citizens in learning to read, changing family dynamics
- Funding imaging, diabetes screening, to reduce surgical backlog and other medical services to assist the sick
- Funding pre- and after school programs and day care programs for children of low income families
- Assisting Hospice Care in reaching deeper into the community
- Expanding the Backpack Buddies Program to reach many hungry children
- Assistance to fund the repair of homes for low income families
- Preventing abuse of women and children
Funding a program to reduce homelessness
Funding the acquisition of a kiln to support a micro-enterprise for PEP’s clientele
Funding the acquisition of healthy fresh produce for low income families
- Providing support for caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients
- Providing horseback riding therapy for the disabled
- And many, many more.

The Berkeley Hall Charitable Fund (BHCF) was established in 2010 under the umbrella of the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry (CFL), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located on Hilton Head Island. In 2014 the BHCF Fund established its own 501(c)(3) and is now administered by a voluntary Board of Trustees and the Berkeley Hall Board of Directors.

In 2012, our support to seven local charities exceeded $140,000 for large impact projects. In 2013, our support for 12 local charities exceeded $50,000 for program enhancements. In 2015, our support for 17 local charities exceeded $136,000.  In 2016, our support for 19 local charities exceeded $155,000.


THANK YOU TO THE SPONSORS OF THE 2016 MEMORIAL DAY CHARITY CUP!


TYPICAL GRANT TIMELINE

Mid-June 
The grant application is made available on the public website. Previous grant recipents are notified by email that the application is available, but any qualifying organization can submit an application for consideration.  

Mid-August 
Grants Committee receives complete and final grant applications from organizations. 

Sept/Oct 
Grants Committee reviews grant applications and makes recommendations based on annual allocation to the Berkeley Hall Charitable Foundation Board of Trustees and the Berkley Hall Board of Directors.

Late October 
Berkeley Hall Charitable Foundation announces awards to grantees via phone followed by the acceptance letter. 

If you have any questions regarding the Berkeley Hall Charitable Foundation grant process, please contact the Foundation at: BHcharitablefoundation@gmail.com.

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