Three Reasons to Give to Coastal Community Foundation on Lowcountry Giving Day

How #givingback to CCF on May 3rd means extending a hand to all

Coastal Community Foundation is in your neighborhood

Loving America Street’s Samantha Sammis has said, “People are people, not projects.” Coastal Community Foundation is equally committed to this idea of neighbors helping neighbors. Civic projects and organizations which received substantial, early funding from CCF include City of Charleston’s Waterfront Park, the Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation and One80 Place.
Our funds are local too. The N.E.W. Fund (Neighborhoods Energized to Win!) celebrates its 25th anniversary this year and has distributed over $1 million to low-to-moderate income neighborhood groups to address key neighborhood issues and strengthen residents’ leadership skills. Giving back to CCF means giving our staff the capacity to run and strengthen these program.

Your dollars help create a permanent impact

90 percent of our funds are endowed or partially endowed. By only granting out a certain percentage of endowed funds each year, we grow our resources over time, preserving the value of the original gift and helping donors give out more money over time. The funds you donate to Coastal Community Foundation will go to our Operating Fund, which supports our daily work to provide a lasting impact on our community through permanent resources for charitable organizations.

We love our Lowcountry Giving Day partners

Take a look at our Spring 2016 newsletter, Giving Matters. In it, we highlighted ten nonprofits across our nine-county service area to increase awareness of the organizations doing good in our community. It is our job to speak with the people who work for these organizations every day – to be a knowledge and resource hub to ensure their continued success.

Lowcountry Giving Day supports nonprofits like Beaufort Fund grantee Friends of Caroline Hospice, founded 39 years ago and the first nonprofit hospice organization to be founded in Beaufort County. The Giving Back to Berkeley County Fund recently granted $65,000 to 16 organizations improving quality of life in Berkeley County, and 75 percent of those grantees are participating in Lowcountry Giving Day too.
Donating to Coastal Community Foundation on Lowcountry Giving Day means you are giving back and looking forward #lowcountryunite
Support CCF on Lowcountry Giving Day at text.gives/lookforward. Visit www.lowcountrygivingday.org to support any of the nearly 400 organizations participating on May 3rd.

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