Our COVID-19 Response

Within weeks of COVID-19’s arrival in the United States, we established our Lowcountry Community COVID-19 Response Fund.

The fund rapidly deploys resources to community-based, front line nonprofits in Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper Counties that are addressing COVID-19 needs.

To date, we’ve granted more than $556,000 to 41 nonprofit organizations addressing immediate needs in our four-county area. You can see a list of grantees here.

To read more about our response to the pandemic and to learn about local needs, click here.

The needs continue, and we’re still accepting donations to our Lowcountry Community COVID-19 Response Fund.


Critical Issues

A Commitment to Thought and Action: Our Stand Against Racial and Social Injustice

One of our key goals is to build and strengthen the place we call home by working together with all others in our community to address critical issues facing our region. Today one of those critical issues is systemic racism, across the United States, which is deeply rooted in our nation’s history.

Foundation News

Eighth Round of COVID-19 Grants Awarded

In our eighth round of COVID-19-related grantmaking, 10 local organizations have received almost $100,000. Read more.

For Donors

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Latest News & Stories

Foundation News

Three Local Nonprofits Receive $159,612 in COVID-19 Relief Funds

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Publications & Reports

2020 Annual Report - The Power of Character

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  • Awards $82,276,034 Total grants and scholarships awarded since 1994
  • Scholarships 898 The number of students who've received a scholarship from the Community Foundation
  • Funds 335+ The number of funds managed by the Community Foundation