Officials from the Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina stated that they have provided $685,000 to 37 non-profit organizations led and/or served by blacks in the three-county area to support innovation, creativity and fostering increased resilience is in the black community.
Facebook chose the Coastal Community Foundation to provide this opportunity because it intends to promote racial equality in coastal South Carolina through scholarships, grants, advocacy and internal practices, officials said.
According to the foundation, the $1 million Facebook grant also supports four specific initiatives designed to provide more opportunities for black communities and their leaders:
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Charlottesville, Virginia resident and sole family breadwinner, Elizabeth James, have always dreamed of opening a tomato sauce manufacturing company. Elizabeth sought help through Kiva City Richmond, an initiative by Kiva.org and Capital One that makes crowdfunded loans available to entrepreneurs in the area who want to start or expand their business.