About Us

Coastal Community Foundation began in 1974 with $9,000 from The Rotary Club of Charleston to serve the tri-county area. Today we manage over $150 million in combined assets held in over 620 individual funds. Thousands of donors are served and charitable organizations supported throughout the eight coastal Carolina counties. Our expertise and responsible management eliminates bias and minimizes risk, leaving donors secure to look forward and give back.

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The mission of Coastal Community Foundation is to foster philanthropy for the lasting good of the community. We commit to taking the broadest perspective of community, as seen through our extensive nonprofit involvement and initiatives. Ranging from arts or health-related organizations to education programming, conserving the environment, strengthening neighborhoods and satisfying human needs...



Coastal Community Foundation is a public, nonprofit foundation governed by a board of community leaders elected to three-year terms. Each member embraces the Foundation's philanthropic mission and drives our success through their earnest leadership and expertise...



We have been known to boast that our staff is one of the best teams around, because frankly, we fully believe just that. Our teammates bring immeasurable passion and enthusiasm, knowledge and expertise, both in the workplace and out in the community. Please do not hesitate to contact us by phone (843) 723-3635 or e-mail, as follows...



In addition to giving grant money, Coastal Community Foundation has historically taken the "first step" in giving time and advice when community issues have presented themselves. Our aim is to encourage promising initiatives by advocating community-based processes and serving as a neutral convener. This allows us to bolster efforts that create promising new charitable organizations...


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