Coastal Community Foundation has three affiliate foundations: Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation in Georgetown, the Saul Alexander Foundation and the Jewish Endowment Foundation of South Carolina. These foundations, defined by the Internal Revenue Service as supporting organizations, are separate legal entities with autonomous governing boards. They retain control of their giving decisions while delegating operational functions such as asset management and human resources to Coastal Community Foundation, expanding their capacity for direct service. Coastal Community Foundation also offers nonprofit expertise, grantmaking and technical assistance to its supporting organizations.

Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation

The Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation focuses on improving the quality of life in Georgetown County. Shortly before her death, the late Frances P. Bunnelle established the Foundation in 2000 in Pawleys Island to support charitable causes close to heart. The Foundation continues to focus on her primary goals: meeting basic human needs, addressing the root causes of poverty, preserving the environment, promoting economic vitality, and encouraging positive youth development. In 2016, the Foundation launched the Education to Career strategy, now one of its flagship initiatives targeting the intersection of youth development and economic vitality.

Visit the Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation website


Jewish Endowment Foundation of South Carolina

Established at Coastal Community Foundation in 1996, the Jewish Endowment Foundation exists to encourage donors to endow their support of Jewish causes, the Jewish community and the Charleston Jewish Federation.

Visit the Jewish Endowment Foundation of South Carolina website


Saul Alexander Foundation

The late Saul Alexander established the foundation in his will in 1997 to support Jewish causes and general charitable causes in Summerville and Charleston County.