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, we are connected to the full spectrum of charitable and nonprofit organizations.

Core Values:
COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION: Embracing citizens, donors and nonprofits from all walks of life and all parts of the region.

FUTURE-MINDED: Investing in long-term strategies to create long-term solutions for the future of our community.

SUPERIOR SERVICE: Providing individualized service that is grounded in our staff's regional knowledge and expertise.

TRUSTWORTHY AND FULL OF INTEGRITY: Serving as neutral conveners and listening, responding and keeping our word to meet the broader community's needs.

COMMITMENT TO LEARNING: Pursuing knowledge of the region and within our communities to stay informed and engaged.

DIVERSITY: Celebrating all aspects of diversity without discriminating on the basis of race, religion, age, gender, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation or disability.


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