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Aaron Silverman and the Derek Revord Endowment

March 22, 2017

Responding to tragedy with philanthropy Last September, the Derek Revord Endowment made its annual contribution to the Special Olympics. Created in 2010, the endowment has granted more than $4,000 to the Special Olympics in honor of Derek Revord, a beloved Hanahan native, since its founding.…

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

February 16, 2017

In December of 2014, Dorchester Children’s Center got an early Christmas present. A $500,000 grant…

Golf for A Cause

January 14, 2017

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

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  • A Day in the Life: Rebeccah Connelly & Turning Leaf Project

    March 24, 2017

    Being an employee at Coastal Community Foundation allows me a perfect “bird’s eye view” of what is happening in our local area and part of that information stream comes from my coworkers and I being out in the community. We…

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  • June Regional Grantmaking Cycle: Training Sessions for NPOs

    March 22, 2017

    Earlier this year, we announced our two consolidated competitive grant cycles--January's Specialized Grant Cycle and June's Regional Grant Cycle. For a refresher or more information about these changes, visit the grants section of our website and read through our FAQ section. CCF…

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  • The End of an Era

    March 15, 2017

    VP of Finance & Chief Investment Officer, Brian Hussain retires after 22 years with Coastal Community Foundation Since joining Coastal Community Foundation in 1995, Brian Hussain has helped CCF achieve extraordinary growth. Brian’s mastery of finance and accounting in his…

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  • Leaving A Legacy

    March 3, 2017

    Mother, athlete, outdoor enthusiast and Charleston changemaker: these are a few ways to describe Dicksie Johnson. She was passionate about good food, running, tennis, cycling and spending time with friends and family before her passing in November. Dicksie’s vibrant energy…

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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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