Coastal Community Foundation believes in the power of collaborative philanthropy to spark meaningful changes in our communities. When we pool our resources and work together toward shared goals, we deliver on our promise to create vibrant communities by uniting people and investing resources. We have several programs that help us deliver on this promise by providing operational support to Coastal Community Foundation and our special initiatives. Our Community Partnership Program supports annual operations, while the IMPACT Endowment helps secure our long-term financial strength.

Thanks to supporters of these Programs:

Our donors are more informed about the greatest challenges facing this region.

It took more than 24 months to host community conversations across our region and conduct analytical research to develop CCF’s Civic Engagement Agenda, which crystallizes the most pressing needs in our region. CPP and IMPACT funds supported the staffing, travel and research costs associated with this groundbreaking work. These programs have also helped CCF host regular Philanthropic Engagement Sessions across our region to educate our donors about these issues with subject-matter experts from across the state.

 

Every dollar collected in our Disaster Relief Funds go directly to groups providing relief on the ground.

Following historic flooding from Hurricane Florence in Horry and Georgetown Counties in 2018, we collected more than $500,000 for disaster relief. Endowment and CPP donations gave our staff the additional capacity to process these transactions and ensure grants rapidly reached the places that needed them most.

 

 

We’re investing in projects that support the local economy and improve our communities at the same time.

CCF’s first-ever Place-Based Impact Investing Program, which invests in projects that generate market returns as well as social good, was seeded with $3 million from the IMPACT Endowment. The Community Partnership Program supports the operation of the initiative, including evaluation of each project’s success.

 

 

Community Partnership Program

Our Community Partnership Program provides support for Coastal Community Foundation’s operations, including initiatives related to our Advocacy Agenda. This Agenda, which was crafted with input from hundreds of residents throughout our service area, identifies core issues facing our communities. Among many things, our Community Partnership Program supports:

  • Research and data-gathering on issues facing our communities
  • Rapid deployment of resources for disaster relief efforts and other time-sensitive community needs
  • Coalition-building with key organizations, funders and groups
  • Education events for donors and other stakeholders about community needs
  • Seeding the creation of innovative programs to address community-wide challenges

Become a Community Partner

As one of our partners, your investment will help us continue providing community leadership on the greatest challenges facing our region. Memberships are available with an annual starting gift of $100 in three tiers of support.

Partnership Levels

  • Cornerstone Partners
    Annual contribution: $500–$9,999
    Framed Certificate of Giving honoring your support.
    Invitation to CCF donor appreciation event held every two years.

    Innovator Partners
    Annual contribution: $10,000–$24,999
    All cornerstone benefits, plus:
    Invitation to CCF Donor Education briefings

    Visionary Partners
    Annual contribution of $25,000–$50,000+
    All innovator and cornerstone partner benefits, plus:
    Opportunity to be named a sponsor of Coastal Community Foundation events or programs.
    “Meet the CEO Roundtable” Networking Breakfast
    “Behind the Scenes” tour of CCF Headquarters.

IMPACT Endowment

The IMPACT Endowment was established in 1989 to provide a long-term source of income to support Coastal Community Foundation’s operations, special initiatives and community leadership work.

We are committed to growing our IMPACT Endowment to $10 million, at which point, CCF’s operations will be entirely funded through support fees, fees-for-service and endowment revenue.

How Can I Invest in the IMPACT Endowment?

Donors may contribute to the IMPACT Endowment through gifts of cash, publically-traded securities, retirement plan assets and other giving options. Also, CCF’s IMPACT Endowment may receive contributions from donors who are 70.5 or older and who are eligible to make charitable gifts up to $100,000 tax-free from their IRA.

If you’d like to learn more about supporting our initiatives, contact Sheffield Webb at sheffield@coastalcommunityfoundation.org.