Coastal Community Foundation is honored to be named the 2021 recipient of the Mother Emanuel Award for Economic and Social Justice by the South Carolina Association for Community Economic Development.
SCACED is a coalition of individuals and organizations that support the development of healthy and economically sustainable communities throughout South Carolina. Together the members of SCACED work to build wealth and opportunity for all South Carolina residents, with much of their efforts focused on minority communities and other groups excluded from the economic mainstream.
The Mother Emanuel Award for Economic and Social Justice is presented annually to an organization working to improve the economic and social conditions of low-income, disadvantaged individuals and communities in South Carolina.
CCF received the award at SCACED’s 2021 Annual Conference, which recognized the Foundation’s leadership in advancing economic and social justice throughout coastal South Carolina while exemplifying the values of Rev. Pinckney and the Mother Emanuel nine — peace, justice, equality, and hospitality to strangers.
For the Foundation, the Mother Emanuel tragedy was a pivot point in our work. We understood that we had a role to play in leading our communities forward to create a region that is equitable and rich in opportunity for all.
We are proud of our work thus far in advancing equity in our communities, such as the Rev. Pinckney programs, our Place-Based Impact Investing initiative, and the recently launched Facebook Grant for Sustaining Black Communities.
“We consider this to be a high honor, and one that could not have been earned without the support of our donors as well as community partners in this work, including SCACED,” said CCF President & CEO Darrin Goss. “As our mission suggests, we are here to work with you to create communities rich in equity, opportunity and well-being for all South Carolinians.”
CCF is grateful to SCACED for recognizing the progress the Foundation has made and we look forward to our continued partnership on this journey towards creating a more equitable South Carolina.