February 4, 2020
Coastal Community Foundation launches new brand, identity to reflect 45-year evolution
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Coastal Community Foundation President & CEO Darrin Goss speaks with a microphone to a crowd at the Foundation's headquarters
February 7, 2020
Coastal Community Foundation begins a new chapter with first-ever advocacy initiative
Today, our three-year effort to assess and research our communities’ greatest needs has culminated in the launch of our 2020…
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February 5, 2020
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…
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February 4, 2020
Coastal Community Foundation launches new brand, identity to reflect 45-year evolution
Over the past few weeks, you might have noticed Coastal Community Foundation has a new look. We’ve introduced our new…
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December 2, 2019
CCF welcomes new Chief Financial Officer Jane Litz
We are excited to welcome Jane Litz as our new Chief Financial Officer at Coastal Community Foundation. Jane started with…
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November 13, 2019
How CCF’s Rev. Pinckney College Readiness Program works to close equity gap in higher education
College is an enormous factor in social mobility—but it’s not just getting into college that sets students up for success.…
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November 5, 2019
Exploring economic mobility in the Lowcountry, a deeper look at Access to Economic Opportunity
On Tuesday, October 29, CCF hosted a Philanthropy Engagement Session to explore the topic of economic mobility as a deeper…
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October 25, 2019
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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September 19, 2019
Meet the 2019 Pinckney Scholars
A new school year. A fresh start. CCF is honored to present this year’s Pinckney Scholars – a group of…
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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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February 27, 2019
Welcoming three new staff members to Coastal Community Foundation
Coastal Community Foundation is proud to announce the addition of three new staff members who bring a blend of expertise…
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February 18, 2019
Coastal Community Foundation investing in success of minority-owned businesses
Coastal Community Foundation has taken another significant step in the effort to provide more economic opportunities for all people in…
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February 5, 2019
CCF now investing in the Lowcountry's future in a creative new way
For much of our history, CCF has been a conduit between philanthropic investment and community need. Those entrusting us with…
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January 15, 2019
Coastal Community Foundation joins forces with Power Moves
Power is the ability to achieve a purpose. Whether or not it is good or bad depends upon the purpose.…
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January 2, 2019
College Readiness Program Expands, Scholarship and Student Success Manager
Coastal Community Foundation extends a warm welcome to our new staff member, Zahra Gauthier, whom shares our passion for community,…
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December 19, 2018
Summer with a Pinckney Scholar: Summer Boyd
Unless you’re a first-time reader, you are likely familiar with our Reverend Pinckney Scholars Program—created in response to the Mother…
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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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December 5, 2018
Summer with a Pinckney Scholar: Ty Williams
Unless you’re a first-time reader, you are likely familiar with our Reverend Pinckney Scholars Program—created in response to the Mother…
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November 21, 2018
Summer with a Pinckney Scholar: Henry Jones
Unless you’re a first-time reader, you are likely familiar with our Reverend Pinckney Scholars Program—created in response to the Mother…
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November 7, 2018
Summer with a Pinckney Scholar: Monejah Black
Unless you’re a first-time reader, you are likely familiar with our Reverend Pinckney Scholars Program—created in response to the Mother…
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September 26, 2018
Summer with a Pinckney Scholar: Kayla Hasty
Unless you’re a first-time reader, you are likely familiar with our Reverend Pinckney Scholars Program —created in response to the…
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September 7, 2018
Summer with a Pinckney Scholar: Denzel Wright
Unless you’re a first-time reader, you are likely familiar with our Reverend Pinckney Scholars Program —created in response to the…
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August 31, 2018
Unpacking Our New Purpose Statement
Over the past several months, Coastal Community Foundation has gone through the process of self-evaluation in order to set a…
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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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August 24, 2018
Staff Spotlight: Veronica Hemmingway
We sat down with CCF Program Officer Veronica Hemmingway to discuss her work here at the Foundation, her homecoming back…
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January 17, 2018
Honoring the Stewart Family Legacy
John Stewart, his wife Hannah, three children, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren exemplify the best in philanthropy and creating a…
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February 10, 2020
Editorial: Coastal Community Foundation backs up its dollars with sense
As the foundation settles into its new headquarters on the former Charleston Naval Base, it’s also moving into a new role, as an advocate on several key issues that its board, staff and others feel are most important. It’s a logical step, and one we hope succeeds.
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February 6, 2020
Beaufort County nonprofit awarded $750K grant to increase its work in other counties
A $750,000 grant awarded Thursday — among the largest single grants ever given by the Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina — will allow a Beaufort County nonprofit to increase services in other Lowcountry counties.
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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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November 7, 2019
With 350th year weeks away, Charleston calls on businesses, events to get in on the party
The Coastal Community Foundation has signed on as the “philanthropic arm” of Charleston 350 Commemoration committee.
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May 14, 2019
Coastal Community Foundation moves from downtown location to naval base in North Charleston
Coastal Community Foundation is moving into the historic Sick Officer’s Quarters of the Charleston Naval Hospital building on the old Navy base.
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May 8, 2019
Coastal Community Foundation awards Julia Deckman with 2019 Griffith-Reyburn Lowcountry Artist of the Year
Since 2003, the Coastal Community Foundation (CCF) has awarded local artists with the Lowcountry Artist of the Year Award, a monetary award intended to cover the artist's living expenses during the creation of a special work of art. This year, that award goes to local artist Julia Deckman.
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March 30, 2019
Coastal Community Foundation starts $3 million impact investing program along South Carolina coast
The Coastal Community Foundation, a nonprofit group focused on charitable giving along the South Carolina coast, is starting a new program to fund projects with positive social impact.
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January 1, 2018
Fletcher Williams III, Coastal Community Foundation's artist of 2018, debuts "Homestead"
Coastal Community Foundation announces recipient of the 2018 "Artist of the Year" grant, Fletcher Williams III.
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For the Media

For media inquiries, please contact Abigail Darlington, Communications Officer, at 843-723-3635 or abigail@coastalcommunityfoundation.org.

Press Releases

Press Release February 7, 2020

Coastal Community Foundation launches major grant program, advocacy to benefit communities in Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties

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Press Release February 7, 2020

Coastal Community Foundation begins new chapter with first-ever advocacy initiative and updated brand

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Press Release May 16, 2019

Coastal Community Foundation secures permanent office in North Charleston’s Naval Hospital Historic District as part of expanding mission

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Press Release May 7, 2019

Julia Deckman awarded 2019 Griffith-Reyburn Lowcountry Artist of the Year

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Press Release May 1, 2019

With help from community partners, North Charleston Police Department sets bold goal of sending all officers through the Racial Equity Institute

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Press Release February 13, 2019

Coastal Community Foundation grants to help Lowcountry workers still facing hardship due to government shutdown

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Press Release February 8, 2019

Coastal Community Foundation funds reach 50 percent more organizations in Beaufort area after tweaking 21-year-old grantmaking program

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Press Release January 22, 2019

Coastal Community Foundation Announces The Care Fund

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Press Release September 17, 2018

Angel Johnson-Brebner, CCF Executive VP, Selected for Prestigious Riley Diversity Leaders Initiative

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Press Release August 27, 2018

Coastal Community Foundation Welcomes Three New Board Members

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