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Coastal Community Foundation Announces Plans For Second Lowcountry Giving Day

October 20, 2014 by CCF

CHARLESTON, SC – October 13, 2014 – Coastal Community Foundation, a grantmaking institution dedicated to serving coastal South Carolina, today announced plans to facilitate Lowcountry Giving Day again on May 5, 2015. This year’s one-day, online fundraising event raised more then $4,000,000 for 93 nonprofits in the Charleston and Beaufort areas.


“We’ve been overwhelmed by the enthusiasm of donors, nonprofits and community members for Lowcountry Giving Day.  The incentive pool this coming year includes several new donors and continues our partnership with member organizations of the Charleston Regional Alliance for the Arts. The pool also exceeds the inaugural year’s total. Finally, our new open enrollment phase will allow many more nonprofits to participate,” said George Stevens, CEO of Coastal Community Foundation.


Lowcountry Giving Day will take place again on May 5, 2015. Like the 2014 event, incentivizing donors have selected specific nonprofits to participate (see page two) and more will be added in the coming weeks. The event will again focus on online giving and is designed to help Lowcountry nonprofits develop online fundraising and social media engagement capabilities. Please note – nonprofits already selected by donors can still arrange for additional incentive matches. Moreover, those hoping to participate through the open enrollment phase can exceed the $10,000 requirement or include multiple incentive matches as long as the combined incentives total at least $10,000.


In order to broaden participation, an open enrollment phase will take place for 30 days beginning today. During this phase, any nonprofit that meets the basic eligibility requirements and can verify an incentive match of at least $10,000 will be added to the roster. The 2015 edition will also expand geographically with nonprofit participation all the way from Horry County down to Beaufort County.


To learn more about rules, eligibility and key dates, go to www.lowcountrygivingday.org or www.coastalcommunityfoundation.org. Nonprofits interested in learning more about participation can submit questions to givingday@coastalcommunityfoundation.org. Members of the community interested in becoming an incentivizing donor can contact Director of Development Steffanie Dohn at steffanie@coastalcommunityfoundation.org.


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 and Jasper counties. To learn more, go to www.coastalcommunityfoundation.org or call (843) 723-3635.


The following nonprofits have been selected by incentivizing donors to participate in Lowcountry Giving Day 2015. We anticipate this list will grow as donors finalize their pools:

A Father’s Place

Actors Theatre of South Carolina

Addlestone Hebrew Academy

All 4 Paw’s

Annex Dance Company

Backporch Storytellers of Charleston

Berkeley County School District

Brookgreen Gardens

Carolina Studios

Carolina Youth Development Center

Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation

Center for Women

Chamber Music Charleston

Charleston Academy of Music

Charleston Area Professional Storytellers

Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding

Charleston Artist Collective

Charleston Artist Guild

Charleston City Ballet

Charleston Concert Association

Charleston County Parks

Charleston County Public Library

Charleston County School District

Charleston Fine Arts Dealers Association

Charleston Friends of the Library

Charleston Library Society

Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce

Charleston Moves

Charleston Parks Conservancy

Charleston Promise Neighborhood

Charleston Regional Alliance for the Arts

Charleston Southern University

Charleston Stage

Charleston Symphony Orchestra

Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry

Children’s Recovery Center

Choral Arts Experience

City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs

City of North Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs

Clemson Restoration Institute

Coastal Community Foundation

College of Charleston

Communities in Schools, Charleston

Cone 10 Studios

Corpus Callosum

Crabpot Players Theater Company

Creative Spark Center for the Arts

Cultural Council of Georgetown County

DanceFX Charleston

Deuce Theatre

Dorchester Children’s Center

Dorchester School District Four

Dorchester School District Two

Ducks Unlimited

East Cooper Land Trust

Engaging Creative Minds

Enough Pie

Family Justice Center of Georgetown County

Flowertown Players

Footlight Players

Freedom Readers

Friends of Charleston County School District

Friendship Place, Inc.

Gibbes Museum of Art

Grace Ministries

Grow Food Carolina

Gullah Geechee Angel Network

Habitat for Humanity Georgetown County

Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art

Helping Hands of Georgetown Inc.

Holy City Cirque

Holy City Shakespeare

International Piano Series

Jazz Artists of Charleston

Junior Achievement of Coastal SC

Lowcountry Food Bank

Lowcountry Initiative for the Literary Arts

Lowcountry Open Land Trust

McClellanville Arts Council

Mercy Care Hospice


Midtown Productions

Miss Ruby’s Kids

Mount Pleasant Performing Arts Company

MUSC Children’s Hospital Foundation

New Directions

North Charleston POPS

Once Upon A Ballet

Orthodox Arts JournalPalmetto Works

Park Circle Film Society

Pee Dee Community Project

Plantation Singers

PURE Theatre

Reading Partners Charleston

Redux Contemporary Art Center

SC Association of Nonprofit Organizations

SEWEE AssociationSingers of Summerville

Smalls Institute of Music and Youth Leadership

Smith Medical Clinic, Inc.

South Carolina Aquarium

South Carolina Environmental Law Project

South of Broadway Theatre Company

Southern Environmental Law Center

Speak Freely Foundation

Storytree Theatre

Summerville Civic Ballet

Summerville Orchestra

Taylor Music Group

Teach for America — South Carolina

Teach My People

Teachers Supply Closet

The Citadel Foundation

The Mitney Project

The Nature Conservancy

The Sustainability Institute

The Village GroupTheatre Charleston

This is Noteworthy

Threshold Repertory Theatre

Trident Literacy Association

Trident Technical College Foundation


Village Repertory Company

Voyager Charter School

What If? Productions

Windwood Farm Home for Children, Inc.

Wings for Kids, Inc.

Winyah Rivers Foundation

Yo! Art Project

Youth Endowment For the Arts

Youth Orchestra of the Lowcountry




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