Cooper River Bridge Run Fund Accepting Applications for 2016-2017 Grant Cycle

UPDATE 10/11/2016: We are extending our application deadline to Friday, October 14 in light of Hurricane Matthew. Please read the original press release below for details about how to access and submit the application.

Funding up to $1,500 open to Tri-County projects that support regular physical activity; applications due October 7

CHARLESTON, S.C.: September 7, 2016 – The Cooper River Bridge Run Fund of Coastal Community Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2016-2017 grant cycle. Started in 2006, the Fund distributes grants ranging from $500-$1,500 for projects that support the group’s mission of promoting regular physical activity for a healthy lifestyle.
All 501(c)(3) organizations, government programs, schools, and houses of worship located in and serving residents of Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties are eligible to apply. Applicants are encouraged to focus on the following outcomes:

  • Public awareness of the importance of regular physical exercise;
  • Providing opportunity for regular physical exercise; and/or
  • Increasing opportunity for participation in the CRBR by underserved populations.

Ideally, the proposal will also bring new participants to the Cooper River Bridge Run in 2017 and future years.
Applications, which consists of a form, program description, budget and predicted outcome, must be submitted by October 7, 2016 on the CCF Online Portal. Instructions on how to register for the portal and a link to it are available at Following a careful review by the CRBR Grants Committee, applicants will be informed of funding recommendations by December.
Please note that registration approval for the online grant portal can take up to two business days. Contact Danica Whitney at with any questions regarding the application.
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, Horry and Jasper counties. To learn more, go to or call (843) 723-3635.


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