We believe community philanthropy is about much more than a transaction between donor and grant recipient. By giving through Coastal Community Foundation, you join us on a journey to truly understand and respond to the needs of our communities in coastal South Carolina. With our deep knowledge of this region and its opportunities, we help you give back in a way that’s meaningful to both you and your community. Like you, we feel this place is special. It’s worth preserving, worth improving and worth fighting for. Join us at Coastal Community Foundation, and be the reason why our region thrives.

Personalized Service.
Personalized Service.
We build relationships with our donors to understand what inspires them, while matching them with opportunities to make a lasting impact.
Local expertise.
Local expertise.
As a regional organization firmly planted in coastal South Carolina, we offer donors a truly local perspective of emerging trends, best practices and latest community needs.
Wise investment.
Wise investment.
Our investment strategies are aimed at growing our shared resources to broaden our donors’ impact and ensure our funds for community needs never run out.

Donor Impact Spotlight

Frank and Kristi Haygood are the reason why CCF has a new headquarters

In May 2019, Coastal Community Foundation purchased its first office building with a generous gift from Charleston real estate investor…

Donor Impact Spotlight

S.C. Circuit Judge Fields’ lifelong dedication to justice extends from courtroom to community through CCF donor-advised fund

Retired Circuit Judge Richard Fields sits in his wood-paneled office in his West Ashley home, surrounded by evidence of a…

Donor Impact Spotlight

International African American Museum breaks ground with support from CCF donors

Coastal Community Foundation is proud to have been a part of the journey to the groundbreaking of the International…

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February 5, 2020
Helping Out for Feb. 5, 2020
Charleston-area charitable organizations have partnered in creating The Opportunity Center, a headquarters, job training center and business incubator.
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September 4, 2019
How to help the Bahamas recover from Hurricane Dorian
The destruction left in Hurricane Dorian’s wake this week is unlike anything the Bahamas has ever seen. The most powerful…
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June 28, 2019
One way we're investing in equitable economic opportunities — and how to get involved
If you’re a financial news buff, you’ve probably heard of the rapidly growing impact investing trend over the last few…
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April 2, 2019
As SC’s coastal communities grow, not all have access to economic opportunities. We’re exploring how to fix that.
While many of South Carolina’s coastal places are thriving economically, many communities—and particularly minorities —are not sharing in the success.…
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January 22, 2019
Coastal Community Foundation Announces The Care Fund
Anonymous Donors Offer Match to Start Fund to Assist those Impacted by the Government Shutdown CHARLESTON, SC – January 22,…
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December 8, 2018
Year-end giving 2018
The final quarter of the year is always one of the busiest seasons for charitable giving and grantmaking here at…
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August 30, 2018
Jody Tamsberg: Responsible Philanthropy
Much of my time is spent now trying to give responsibly to causes that have meaning and impact. I served…
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