Community Service Grants

Community Service Grants are given to not for profit (501c3) local organizations that provide services to Johns and Wadmalaw Island’s

The criteria for these grants are:  (a) how well the organization promotes and facilitates the wellness of the less fortunate of the local community. The grant committee looks at the specific community impact expected from use of the request for funds, how previous grants have served the intended group that is serviced or supported.  Other sources of funding are also considered.  How well the grantee’s mission fits the Exchange Club’s mission goals will further establish the appropriateness of the grant.

Types of organizations that have been supported in the past include the provision of medical treatments, the improvement of housing, the provision of meals for seniors and food for children.

The Community Service Grants Committee is established for the purpose of reviewing grants submitted by local organizations with a 501[c]3 designation, known as not for profits.

The individual grants are submitted to all members of the Community Service Grants committee for them to review and accept or deny such requests.

Criteria required is that the organization promotes and facilitates the wellness of the less fortunate of the Johns and Wadmalaw Island communities.  The grant application needs to include a community impact statement as well as what other donation sources the grantee can rely upon. The grantee also needs to supply information on how a previous year’s grant from the Exchange Club affected their organization.  The grantee’s mission must fit the Exchange Club’s mission goals.

Grants are reviewed in committee. Committee members are encouraged to visit the grantees to get a clear picture of what the grantee’s needs are and if the request will fill those needs. If it is determined that the grantee’s request does not have an impact on the low-income residents of Johns and Wadmalaw Islands, the request will be denied.

Below are website or Facebook access “buttons” for the exchange Club grant recipients in the Community Service category:

Backpack Buddies – Kiawah  –  [Backpack Buddies]
Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic – [bifmc.org]
Blessing Basket  –  [stonobaptist.org]
Charleston Area Theraputic Riding  –  [catrfarms.org]
Florence Crittenton  –  [florencecrittentonsc.org]
Full Faith Ministries (Boys to Men)  –  [fullfaithministries.com]
Meals on Mondays  –  [rockvillechurch.net]
Our Lady of Mercy – Outreach  –  [olmoutreach.org]
Respite Care  –  [respitecarecharleston.org]
Sweetgrass Garden Coop  –  [https://www.facebook.com/sweetgrassgarden]
Wadmalaw Senior Center  –  [wicic5605@gmail.com]
Waterproofing –  [our-saviour.net]