Grant Recipients

WAHHI’s fundraising events allowed us to award $40,500 in grants to our community non-profit organizations this year! Listed below are the grant recipients and their plans to use these funds to support our neighbors.  By supporting WAHHI programs throughout the year, WAHHI members help foster a strong sense of community and connection to our neighbors who are served by these local nonprofit organizations. Together we can make a difference!

Congratulations to our 2024 Charitable Fund Grant Recipients.


Hopeful Horizons –  their mission is to protect, treat and prevent by providing safety, hope and healing to survivors of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault and to lead in ending abuse through primary prevention and education.  WAHHI presented a charitable grant to Kristin Dubrowski, Chief Executive Officer of Hopeful Horizons. The grant will fund its outreach effort to reach vulnerable members of our community.


Lowcountry Legal Volunteers – “Supporting Women and Children of the Lowcountry” Program. This initiative, designed to aid families facing economic hardships and fear, reflects the commitment to providing essential assistance and protections in the Lowcountry. Lowcountry Legal Volunteers (LCLV) has over 24 years of dedicated service to this community. It is a volunteer-based organization, backed by retired legal professionals, and has offered the equivalent of millions of dollars in free legal counsel to low-income individuals.


Memory Matters – this grant will assist the nonprofit with meal support for the Memory Care Adult Day Respite Program. The overarching goal of the Memory Matters’ grant is to assist with funding for daily nutritious meals for participants with Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias during the Memory Care Adult Day Respite Program. The WAHHI grant will provide approximately 667 meals (or two months) of nutritious meals that incorporate a Mediterranean diet that promotes healthier living for the participants. The meal program not only helps participants experience a renewed sense of purpose while engaging in a social day program; the grant also provides a brief respite for the memory caregiver.


Arts Center of Coastal Carolina – received a grant in support of its program “Very Special Adaptive Arts Program for Youth with Special Needs.”


Bluffton Self Help – this grant will help fund BSH’s School Snack Program.


The Children’s Center  – this grant will fund 5 families for a full year of tuition assistance for their infant children. This means a weekly discount to these families which can make the difference between returning to work and dropping out of the workforce for the parents, usually mothers. WAHHI’s support allows the Children’s Center to continue to provide opportunities to give infants bright beginnings and a lifetime love of learning.



The Boys & Girls Club of the Lowcountry, in Bluffton  – this grant will be applied to membership fees relief, which will allow more children to benefit from the amazing after-school programming and summer camps offered by this organization.


Foundation for Educational Excellence  – “Building a Teacher’s Toolkit.” This grant can fund eight elementary and middle school teachers to set up their classrooms with special supplies that go beyond regular school supplies—and are often funded by teachers themselves.





Volunteers in Medicine – This grant was awarded to VIM for their education program for women with diabetes. The goal is to identify those women with early signs of diabetes macular edema. Women account for 70% of the patients with diabetes seen and treated at VIM.