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$1 Million Grant Makes Lasting Difference For Dorchester Children’s Center

March 10, 2014

In December of 2014, Dorchester Children’s Center got an early Christmas present. A $500,000 grant from the Medical Society of South Carolina as well as a matching grant proposal. If the Center could raise another $500,000, the Medical Society of South Carolina would gift another…

Golf for A Cause

March 10, 2014

The Hope and Terry Florence story began on an inconspicuous corner of the College of…

Painting a Legacy for Alicia Rhett

March 10, 2014

Alicia Rhett was famous for her role in Gone With the Wind, but her commitment…

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  • One Year with Darrin

    February 15, 2017

    Today marks the one-year anniversary of Darrin Goss, Sr. joining Coastal Community Foundation as our President & CEO. His direction has moved CCF to focus dually on community leadership and donor-centric philanthropy. Here's a snapshot of the past year with…

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  • Celebrating The Beaufort Fund

    January 17, 2017

    On January 12th, hundreds of community members gathered to celebrate the success of The Beaufort Fund's 2017 grant cycle. A competitive grant fund of Coastal Community Foundation, the Fund gave out $588,000 to nonprofits serving Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper…

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  • Ask Edie: Questions About New Grant Cycles

    January 9, 2017

    Last November, we announced changes to how we run our competitive grant programs. Most funding programs now run in two main cycles, Specialized Grants due in January and Regional Grants due in June. With applications for our first Regional Grant…

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  • Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry & the Early Education Access Fund

    December 9, 2016

    Picture a classroom of three-year-olds. How would you go about teaching them what a magnet is, and defining what is and is not magnetic? When we spoke to Executive Director Nichole Myles, she described a lesson in which children were…

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  • Beaufort County School District receives $77,500 to support its Child Find Expansion Program

    December 1, 2016

    More than 1,000 Beaufort County children are expected to receive developmental screenings and needed educational intervention to prepare them for kindergarten, thanks to $77,500 in additional funding from The Learning Center Fund BEAUFORT, S.C.: December 1, 2016 – More than…

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  • Year-End Giving Information

    November 29, 2016

    If you plan to make a year-end gift to Coastal Community Foundation using a check sent via the US Postal Service, please have the envelope postmarked by December 31st. For gifts of appreciated stock and mutual funds, please allow at…

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  • Introducing New Staff

    November 28, 2016

    We are excited to introduce our new staff members. They have already become assets to CCF’s success and we are grateful to have them as a part of our team. Sarah Craig Development Assistant Sarah joins Coastal Community Foundation after…

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  • The Impact of #GivingTuesday

    November 21, 2016

    #GivingTuesday is right around the corner! Kick off the charitable season on Tuesday, November 29th by getting involved in this global day of giving powered by social media and collaboration. If you are a nonprofit organization now is the time…

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  • Competitive Grants at CCF – Announcing New Cycles

    November 3, 2016

    What you need to know about the new application cycles For several months, our Grantmaking & Community Leadership staff have been hard at work trying to answer a single question – how can we make our grants processes more efficient…

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  • Response and Recovery After Hurricane Matthew

    October 31, 2016

    Edie Blakeslee, Vice President of Grantmaking & Community Leadership at CCF, shares her thoughts on the importance of long-term recovery following Hurricane Matthew For the past few weeks, I’ve listened in to nightly calls with South Carolina Volunteer Organizations Active…

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