Coastal Community Foundation now accepting applications for the Facebook Grant for Sustaining Black Communities in the Tri-County region

Jan. 27, 2021
Contact: Abigail Darlington

Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina is now accepting applications for the Facebook Grant for Sustaining Black Communities, which will provide funding for nonprofit organizations and programs in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties supporting innovation, creativity, and resiliency in Black communities.

The grant program is specifically designed for nonprofits providing goods or services that directly and specifically support Black people and communities, with a preference for nonprofits that are Black-led, in the areas of arts, culture and humanities; education; human services; community improvement and capacity-building; and civil rights, social action and non-political advocacy.

Coastal Community Foundation is one of 20 community foundations in the United States selected in December to receive $1 million from Facebook to manage grantmaking to support Black communities and Black-led nonprofits.

The application period opened today and will close at 5 p.m. Feb. 17. The Grantmaking & Community Leadership Committee, comprised of volunteers representing our geographic footprint, is expected to make final award decisions in May.

Organizations interested in applying should visit to begin the online process. CCF Program Officer Amber Brown will host virtual Q&A sessions over the next week to assist applicants. For details on how to attend, email

NOTE: A previous version of this press release announced that the application period would close on Feb. 10. We have since extended the deadline to Feb. 17.

Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that works to create vibrant communities by uniting people and investing resources across Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Georgetown, Hampton, Horry and Jasper counties. Through our tools for long-term charitable giving, we help individuals, families, businesses and organizations be the reason why communities thrive in the nine counties we serve along South Carolina’s coast. To learn more, visit or call (843) 723-3635.


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