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Read the thoughts and impressions on a variety of topics written by Christopher F. Kerrigan, President and CEO of the Community Foundation as well as occasional guest bloggers.

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By Christopher Kerrigan / April 30, 2019
Do you wake up every day feeling blessed to live in the Lowcountry? I know for the past 21 years that I’ve lived here,

By Denise K. Spencer / February 28, 2019
To earn a private pilot license, students must start with basic instruction. This teaches them to fly under good weather conditions and visibility, and to trust their judgement based on what they see. Pilots may move on to additional specialized education to fly under instrument flight rules. This offers meteorology and intensive technical training so pilots can fly entirely by referring to the instruments in their airplane. Flying inside clouds, at certain altitudes, in all weather and at night requires this instrument rating.

By Denise K. Spencer / July 31, 2017
Most people who are familiar with Community Foundation of the Lowcountry probably know us as grantmakers. While we are much, much more than that, we do indeed have a competitive grantmaking process. This is just one of the reasons most nonprofits in our area know us well.

By Denise K. Spencer / September 1, 2016
How do you know if a nonprofit organization is making a serious attempt to have stable funding for the long term?

By Denise K. Spencer / April 20, 2016
Among the criteria for the competitive grants process at Community Foundation of the Lowcountry is “collaboration.” Does the nonprofit applying for a grant collaborate with other nonprofits—in relation to the project for which they are seeking funding? In relation to the overall work of the organization?

By Denise K. Spencer / November 2, 2015
In our 21-year history, millions of helpful dollars in grants and scholarships have left Community Foundation of the Lowcountry, and we’re proud of the many amazing projects that have been funded as a part of our work.

By Denise K. Spencer / June 18, 2015
How do you view Community Foundation of the Lowcountry? Many see us as grantmakers—which indeed we are. But even that is not the only description of the way we support nonprofits.

By Denise K. Spencer / May 8, 2014
Community Foundation of the Lowcountry staff spend a lot of time talking with those who want to start, or have recently started, nonprofit organizations (NPOs). Since one of our most visible roles is the support of nonprofits, through grants, information, training, advice, finding volunteers, etc., it is obvious why these new groups approach us.

By Denise K. Spencer / May 1, 2012
Many times, the staff members at the Community Foundation are sought out by nonprofit board and staff members to provide expertise on a number of topics.

By Denise K. Spencer / May 31, 2011
It has been said that Goodness is the only investment that never fails.

Featured Post

  • Make the Most of Year-End Giving Posted 2 days ago
    This time of year your mailbox is stuffed with end-of-year giving requests from nonprofits. If your bulging mailbox has motivated you to make a charitable donation, here are some things to consider before you write that check or click that “donate now” button.
  • Paying it Forward Posted last month
    Student loan debt. Three words that strike fear in the hearts college students and their parents. As college costs have skyrocketed, so has the amount borrowed to pay for it. Roughly 43 million Americans carry student loan debt, estimated to be about $1.51 trillion. (That does not include the estimated $119 billion in student loans from private sources not backed by the government.) The amount of student loan debt in the U.S. now exceeds both auto loan debt ($1.28 trillion) and credit card debt ($850 million). The only category of debt greater than student loans is mortgage loans.
  • All Together NOW Posted 4 months ago
    For many communities in the Lowcountry, “all together now” has taken on a more purposeful meaning. Seven local communities — Long Cove Club, Belfair, Palmetto Dunes, Hampton Hall Club, Colleton River Club, Hampton Lake and Moss Creek — have established funds with Community Foundation of the Lowcountry.
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