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Donor Impact Spotlight

Frank and Kristi Haygood are the reason why CCF has a new headquarters

In May 2019, Coastal Community Foundation purchased its first office building with a generous gift from Charleston real estate investor…

Donor Impact Spotlight

S.C. Circuit Judge Fields’ lifelong dedication to justice extends from courtroom to community through CCF donor-advised fund

Retired Circuit Judge Richard Fields sits in his wood-paneled office in his West Ashley home, surrounded by evidence of a…

Donor Impact Spotlight

International African American Museum breaks ground with support from CCF donors

Coastal Community Foundation is proud to have been a part of the journey to the groundbreaking of the International…

The Latest News & Insights

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February 10, 2020
Editorial: Coastal Community Foundation backs up its dollars with sense
As the foundation settles into its new headquarters on the former Charleston Naval Base, it’s also moving into a new role, as an advocate on several key issues that its board, staff and others feel are most important. It’s a logical step, and one we hope succeeds.
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Coastal Community Foundation President & CEO Darrin Goss speaks with a microphone to a crowd at the Foundation's headquarters
February 7, 2020
Coastal Community Foundation begins a new chapter with first-ever advocacy initiative
Today, our three-year effort to assess and research our communities’ greatest needs has culminated in the launch of our 2020…
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February 6, 2020
Beaufort County nonprofit awarded $750K grant to increase its work in other counties
A $750,000 grant awarded Thursday — among the largest single grants ever given by the Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina — will allow a Beaufort County nonprofit to increase services in other Lowcountry counties.
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February 5, 2020
Frank and Kristi Haygood are the reason why CCF has a new headquarters
In May 2019, Coastal Community Foundation purchased its first office building with a generous gift from Charleston real estate investor…
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February 5, 2020
Helping Out for Feb. 5, 2020
Charleston-area charitable organizations have partnered in creating The Opportunity Center, a headquarters, job training center and business incubator.
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February 4, 2020
Coastal Community Foundation launches new brand, identity to reflect 45-year evolution
Over the past few weeks, you might have noticed Coastal Community Foundation has a new look. We’ve introduced our new…
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December 2, 2019
CCF welcomes new Chief Financial Officer Jane Litz
We are excited to welcome Jane Litz as our new Chief Financial Officer at Coastal Community Foundation. Jane started with…
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November 13, 2019
How CCF’s Rev. Pinckney College Readiness Program works to close equity gap in higher education
College is an enormous factor in social mobility—but it’s not just getting into college that sets students up for success.…
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November 7, 2019
With 350th year weeks away, Charleston calls on businesses, events to get in on the party
The Coastal Community Foundation has signed on as the “philanthropic arm” of Charleston 350 Commemoration committee.
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November 5, 2019
Exploring economic mobility in the Lowcountry, a deeper look at Access to Economic Opportunity
On Tuesday, October 29, CCF hosted a Philanthropy Engagement Session to explore the topic of economic mobility as a deeper…
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October 25, 2019
International African American Museum breaks ground with support from CCF donors
Coastal Community Foundation is proud to have been a part of the journey to the groundbreaking of the International…
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September 19, 2019
Meet the 2019 Pinckney Scholars
A new school year. A fresh start. CCF is honored to present this year’s Pinckney Scholars – a group of…
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September 4, 2019
How to help the Bahamas recover from Hurricane Dorian
The destruction left in Hurricane Dorian’s wake this week is unlike anything the Bahamas has ever seen. The most powerful…
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June 28, 2019
One way we're investing in equitable economic opportunities — and how to get involved
If you’re a financial news buff, you’ve probably heard of the rapidly growing impact investing trend over the last few…
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