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Coastal Community Foundation Announces Beaufort Fund Program Enhancements; Grant application open now with June 20th deadline

April 19, 2018 by CCF

CHARLESTON, SCFriday, April 20, 2018 – Coastal Community Foundation (CCF), a philanthropic organization dedicated to serving coastal South Carolina, is pleased to announce enhancements to its Beaufort Fund Grant Program. The program application is open now, and accepting submissions through June 20th from nonprofit organizations serving Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties.

In response to the continually evolving needs of nonprofit organizations serving these counties, CCF has provided additional categories of funding to the program, now in its 20th year of grantmaking. The creation of these new funding pathways will allow nonprofits to compete for funding with organizations that are similar in fiscal scope, life cycle and programmatic impact.

“We’re excited to take this 20-year-old grantmaking program to the next level. The application process is becoming more equitable for nonprofits,” said Veronica Hemmingway, CCF Program Officer who leads the Beaufort Fund Grant Program for the Foundation.

“Applicants will compete for funding with similarly matched nonprofits—it will help us better define where they are as organizations, as well as where they hope to be based on their organizational timelines and projects.”

Requests for each of the following categories may be for programmatic or general operating support:

Genesis Grant: Nonprofits applying to the Genesis Grant may have an annual budget of $300,000 or less and be a 501(c)(3) public charity or have a fiscal sponsorship. This grant will support strategic growth and/or expansion to increase the impact of a program that has already been proven successful. This grant may also support a project that addresses a community need in a new or creative way. Applicants may request up to $8,000 of support from this category.

Operational Grant: Nonprofits applying for funding from the Operational Grant may have an annual budget of $300,000 or more and must have had 501(c)(3) public charity status for a minimum of five years. This grant is only available to organizations that have applied to the Beaufort Fund previously. Nonprofits may request up to $20,000 of support from this category.

First Time Grant: Nonprofits applying for funding from the First Time Grant may have an annual budget of $300,000 or more and must have 501(c)3 status. This grant is only available to nonprofits that have not applied to the Beaufort Fund previously. Nonprofits may request up to $10,000 of support from this category.

Please RSVP to rsvp@coastalcommunityfoundation.org if you would like to attend an information session to learn more about these program enhancements:

Wednesday, May 2nd
CCF Beaufort Offices, 2015 Boundary Street, Beaufort SC
Session 1: 11 a.m. – noon
Session 2: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Thursday, May 3rd
Pratt Memorial Library, 451A E Wilson Street, Ridgeland SC
2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Friday, May 4th
Colleton County Memorial Library, 600 Hampton Street, Walterboro SC
11 a.m. – noon

The deadline to apply for this program is Wednesday, June 20, 2018. To apply, nonprofits must create a login via Coastal Community Foundation’s grant application portal. It may take up to 48 hours for login requests to be approved. Please direct questions about programs to Program Officer, Veronica Hemmingway at (843) 723-23635 or veronica@coastalcommunityfoundation.org. To learn more, visit coastalcommunityfoundation.org/apply-for-grant-scholarship/.

About Coastal Community Foundation: Coastal Community Foundation empowers individuals, families and organizations to make a lasting impact through permanent, endowed funds for charitable giving. The Foundation serves Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Georgetown, Hampton, Horry and Jasper counties. To learn more, visit coastalcommunityfoundation.org or call (843) 723-3635.

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Media Contact:
Karen Black
(843) 723-3635 • karen@coastalcommunityfoundation.org

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