Coastal Community Foundation Announces Plans For Second Lowcountry Giving Day

CHARLESTON, SC – October 13, 2014 – Coastal Community Foundation, a grantmaking institution dedicated to serving coastal South Carolina, today announced plans to facilitate Lowcountry Giving Day again on May 5, 2015. This year’s one-day, online fundraising event raised more then $4,000,000 for 93 nonprofits in the Charleston and Beaufort areas.

“We’ve been overwhelmed by the enthusiasm of donors, nonprofits and community members for Lowcountry Giving Day.  The incentive pool this coming year includes several new donors and continues our partnership with member organizations of the Charleston Regional Alliance for the Arts. The pool also exceeds the inaugural year’s total. Finally, our new open enrollment phase will allow many more nonprofits to participate,” said George Stevens, CEO of Coastal Community Foundation.

Lowcountry Giving Day will take place again on May 5, 2015. Like the 2014 event, incentivizing donors have selected specific nonprofits to participate (see page two) and more will be added in the coming weeks. The event will again focus on online giving and is designed to help Lowcountry nonprofits develop online fundraising and social media engagement capabilities. Please note – nonprofits already selected by donors can still arrange for additional incentive matches. Moreover, those hoping to participate through the open enrollment phase can exceed the $10,000 requirement or include multiple incentive matches as long as the combined incentives total at least $10,000.

In order to broaden participation, an open enrollment phase will take place for 30 days beginning today. During this phase, any nonprofit that meets the basic eligibility requirements and can verify an incentive match of at least $10,000 will be added to the roster. The 2015 edition will also expand geographically with nonprofit participation all the way from Horry County down to Beaufort County.

To learn more about rules, eligibility and key dates, go to or Nonprofits interested in learning more about participation can submit questions to Members of the community interested in becoming an incentivizing donor can contact Director of Development Steffanie Dohn at

About Coastal Community Foundation: Coastal Community Foundation empowers individuals, families and organizations to make a lasting impact through permanent, endowed funds for charitable giving. The Foundation serves Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Georgetown, Hampton and Jasper counties. To learn more, go to or call (843) 723-3635.

The following nonprofits have been selected by incentivizing donors to participate in Lowcountry Giving Day 2015. We anticipate this list will grow as donors finalize their pools:
A Father’s Place
Actors Theatre of South Carolina
Addlestone Hebrew Academy
All 4 Paw’s
Annex Dance Company
Backporch Storytellers of Charleston
Berkeley County School District
Brookgreen Gardens
Carolina Studios
Carolina Youth Development Center
Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation
Center for Women
Chamber Music Charleston
Charleston Academy of Music
Charleston Area Professional Storytellers
Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding
Charleston Artist Collective
Charleston Artist Guild
Charleston City Ballet
Charleston Concert Association
Charleston County Parks
Charleston County Public Library
Charleston County School District
Charleston Fine Arts Dealers Association
Charleston Friends of the Library
Charleston Library Society
Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce
Charleston Moves
Charleston Parks Conservancy
Charleston Promise Neighborhood
Charleston Regional Alliance for the Arts
Charleston Southern University
Charleston Stage
Charleston Symphony Orchestra
Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry
Children’s Recovery Center
Choral Arts Experience
City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs
City of North Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs
Clemson Restoration Institute
Coastal Community Foundation
College of Charleston
Communities in Schools, Charleston
Cone 10 Studios
Corpus Callosum
Crabpot Players Theater Company
Creative Spark Center for the Arts
Cultural Council of Georgetown County
DanceFX Charleston
Deuce Theatre
Dorchester Children’s Center
Dorchester School District Four
Dorchester School District Two
Ducks Unlimited
East Cooper Land Trust
Engaging Creative Minds
Enough Pie
Family Justice Center of Georgetown County
Flowertown Players
Footlight Players
Freedom Readers
Friends of Charleston County School District
Friendship Place, Inc.
Gibbes Museum of Art
Grace Ministries
Grow Food Carolina
Gullah Geechee Angel Network
Habitat for Humanity Georgetown County
Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
Helping Hands of Georgetown Inc.
Holy City Cirque
Holy City Shakespeare
International Piano Series
Jazz Artists of Charleston
Junior Achievement of Coastal SC
Lowcountry Food Bank
Lowcountry Initiative for the Literary Arts
Lowcountry Open Land Trust
McClellanville Arts Council
Mercy Care Hospice
Midtown Productions
Miss Ruby’s Kids
Mount Pleasant Performing Arts Company
MUSC Children’s Hospital Foundation
New Directions
North Charleston POPS
Once Upon A Ballet
Orthodox Arts JournalPalmetto Works
Park Circle Film Society
Pee Dee Community Project
Plantation Singers
PURE Theatre
Reading Partners Charleston
Redux Contemporary Art Center
SC Association of Nonprofit Organizations
SEWEE AssociationSingers of Summerville
Smalls Institute of Music and Youth Leadership
Smith Medical Clinic, Inc.
South Carolina Aquarium
South Carolina Environmental Law Project
South of Broadway Theatre Company
Southern Environmental Law Center
Speak Freely Foundation
Storytree Theatre
Summerville Civic Ballet
Summerville Orchestra
Taylor Music Group
Teach for America — South Carolina
Teach My People
Teachers Supply Closet
The Citadel Foundation
The Mitney Project
The Nature Conservancy
The Sustainability Institute
The Village GroupTheatre Charleston
This is Noteworthy
Threshold Repertory Theatre
Trident Literacy Association
Trident Technical College Foundation
Village Repertory Company
Voyager Charter School
What If? Productions
Windwood Farm Home for Children, Inc.
Wings for Kids, Inc.
Winyah Rivers Foundation
Yo! Art Project
Youth Endowment For the Arts
Youth Orchestra of the Lowcountry

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