Coastal Community Foundation Awards More Than $30 Million in Grants in 2023

Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina (CCF) granted $30.4 million to nonprofit organizations in 2023. This includes more than $657,000 in scholarships awarded to 238 students. 85% of all grants in 2023 remained in the state of South Carolina.

To further demonstrate the accomplishments of 2023, Coastal Community Foundation is releasing its first-ever interactive annual report. This report includes an in-depth look at the foundation’s work in each pillar of focus: education, economic mobility, coastal resilience, culture and inclusion, health and well-being, and philanthropic leadership. The 2023 Annual Report can be found here.

“We would not be where we are without the support of our fundholders,” said President and CEO Darrin Goss Sr. “Through their investment in community and confidence in CCF we have grown to be the leader in philanthropy we are today. We have strong momentum, growing our impact each year to ensure we are creating communities rich in equity, opportunity, and wellbeing.”

Coastal Community Foundation is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2024. In the past 50 years CCF has become the largest grantmaking entity in South Carolina, granting more than $425 million to nonprofits and awarding more than $8 million in scholarships.

Coastal Community Foundation began with a $9,000 donation from the Historic Rotary Club of Charleston in 1974. Since then, the foundation has provided financial support to more than 5,800 charitable organizations through grantmaking; to 4,000 students through scholarships; and impacted countless individuals across its nine-county service area of coastal South Carolina.

Coastal Community Foundation has been a powerful community convener, serving as an incubator of several prevalent local nonprofits like the Lowcountry Food Bank, One80 Place, Reading Partners, and the Center for Heirs Property Preservation.  CCF proves ready to support community needs with flexibility when disaster strikes, including managing the disaster relief fund following Hurricane Hugo and the COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Fund during the pandemic.

Coastal Community Foundation will celebrate this milestone with a year-long celebration culminating with a gala at the Gaillard Center in November. The community can learn more about the upcoming events here.

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