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Our grant cycles recently changed. Coastal Community Foundation now runs two main competitive grant cycles in January and June. Scroll below to learn more about each cycle, as well as other funding opportunities, and read the original announcement to learn more about the changes.

All grant applications are available on our online portal. PLEASE NOTE: When you register for the first time to access a grant application, it may take up to two business days before your login will be approved to access it.

January – Specialized Grant Cycle

Deadline: January 27, 2017

  • Blackbaud Fund – Grants up to $10,000 are available annually to nonprofit organizations serving Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester Counties serving disadvantaged, special needs or minority youth by providing educational opportunities. Contact: Edie Blakeslee.
  • Charles Webb-Ed Croft Endowment Fund – Grants up to $5,000 are available annually to nonprofit organizations serving Berkeley, Charleston and/or Dorchester County serving children with special needs. Contact: Kaela MacPhail.
  • Griffith-Reyburn Lowcountry Artist of the Year Award – A grant of $6,000 is made annually to a Charleston County visual artist, defined as a fine art sculptor or individual who works in oils, acrylics, watercolors, or pastels. The grant will provide funding to support the artist during the creation of a work of art that reflects or depicts “the look and feel” of the Lowcountry. Contact: Caroline Mullis.
  • N.E.W. Fund – Grants up to $3,000 are available annually to low-to-moderate income neighborhood groups in Charleston and Colleton Counties that address key issues in the neighborhoods and strengthen residents’ leadership skills. A mandatory meeting for interested applicants will take place on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at CCF’s Charleston office. The program application and instructions on the online portal will be provided at that meeting. Contact: Veronica Hemmingway.
  • Winthrop Family Fund – Grants up to $5,000 are available annually to nonprofit organizations serving Allendale and/or Hampton Counties addressing all charitable areas, with particular attention to education, health, and conservation/ preservation of the built and natural environment. PLEASE NOTE: This application will be available again beginning January 2018. Contact: Veronica Hemmingway.
  • To apply for any of the above grants, visit the online portal and fill out the appropriate application.

June - Regional Grant Cycle

Deadline: June 2, 2017

Nonprofits working in Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Hampton and Jasper Counties, as well as arts organizations in Georgetown County, are eligible to apply for funding during our Regional Grant Cycle. By completing a single application in the online portal, you will be considered for funding by all grant programs for which you qualify.

Tri-County nonprofits (Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester, Georgetown arts) can contact Caroline Mullis with any questions.

Southern Lowcountry nonprofits (Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, Jasper) should contact Veronica Hemingway.

Special thanks to The Beaufort Fund, Dorchester County Fund, Home Community Fund, Giving Back to Berkeley County Fund and Open Grants for supporting Coastal Community Foundation’s Regional Grant Cycle.

Other Grant Opportunities

Deadline: Varies by program.

Review the programs below for funding opportunities outside of our Specialized and Regional Grant Cycles.

  • Cooper River Bridge Run Fund – Grants up to $1,500 are available annually to nonprofit organizations serving Berkeley, Charleston and/or Dorchester Counties that promote regular physical activity for a healthy lifestyle. Deadline: June 2, 2017. Contact: Kaela MacPhail.
  • Donors Choose Teacher Mini Grants – Grants are available year-round for teacher-initiated classroom projects anywhere in South Carolina. Teachers post proposals on the DonorsChoose website and donors fund those most appealing to them. Contact: Kaela MacPhail.
  • REALTORS Housing Opportunities Fund (RHOF) – Grants up to $5,000 are available biannually to nonprofits serving Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester Counties that focus on affordable housing including education, development, maintenance, or repair. Deadline: June 2, 2017. Application available through the online portal. Contact: Kaela MacPhail.
  • Social Venture Partners Charleston – Multi-year investments guided by an Investment Philosophy are available to nonprofits addressing education, health and workforce development. Deadline: Rolling. Please email Alex Opoulos with questions or to submit a brief letter of intent. Please include a rationale for how your organization matches the Investment Philosophy, as well as ideas about ways in which we may be able to assist your organization.
  • Volvo Car USA Operations Grants Fund – As a general guide, grants range from $1,000 to $25,000 and are available to nonprofits that serve the community surrounding the Volvo factory site. Deadline: October 31, 2017. Contact Caroline Mullis