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Soteria Community Development Corporation Receives SunTrust Foundation’s 2019 Lighting the Way Award and $75,000 Grant

Sep 08, 2019 11:21PM

Recognized for its generous contributions to Greenville, SC, Soteria CDC was awarded a 2019 Lighting the Way Award and $75,000 grant by the SunTrust Foundation. 

The SunTrust Foundation’s Lighting the Way Awards recognize select nonprofit organizations that work to build self-sufficient families and more financially confident communities through financial education, financial counseling, career readiness/workforce development and small business/entrepreneurship. 

“The SunTrust Foundation is proud to recognize and support our local nonprofit partners that empower and strengthen the communities they serve,” said Stan Little, president of the SunTrust Foundation. “Soteria CDC is making a meaningful impact with their programs to improve the financial well-being of the people who need it most.” 

Soteria CDC is one of 36 nonprofits across the Southeast and Midwest presented with a 2019 Lighting the Way Award from the SunTrust Foundation, which gave a total of $2.7 million in grants to these nonprofits. 

“We are honored to partner with the SunTrust Foundation,” said Jerry Blassingame, founder of Soteria CDC. “This funding will be used to seed our matching savings program for participants in our program."