Strengthening Our Community
Through grants from our many funds, we address the critical issues and ever changing needs of the Lowcountry, whether it be keeping our waterways pristine or ensuring that a deserving student be the first in her family to attend college.
In addition to grants awarded to nonprofit organizations and scholarships to students, we share resources to educate our constituents and we undertake initiatives that strengthen our community, ensuring the Lowcountry remains the place we’re proud to call home.
But we can't do it alone. Just as we support the community, we need your support to continue this critical work. Our various Touch Tomorrow funds support specific regions of our four-county service area. If you'd like to help us continue to create positive change and make a meaningful impact, please donate to those funds here:
Facts & Figures
Since 1994, the Community Foundation's far reaching impact has strengthened our communities and touched the lives of thousands of our neighbors, both in the Lowcountry and beyond.
Total amount in grants and scholarships that have enriched our community.*
have benefited from 13,420 grants
have made an impact in our four-county service area
have been directed by donors to organizations outside our service area
have received scholarships since 1994
has been awarded to scholarship recipients since 1994
are currently managed by Community Foundation of the Lowcountry
in assets managed by Community Foundation of the Lowcountry
*Grants touch all areas of our community including: arts and culture, community development, education, environment, health, human services, religious (from individual donor funds only), and scholarships.
"Without a steady and dependable supply of food, it's difficult for children and adults to learn, function and thrive. Support through grants (like those from the Community Foundation) makes it possible for us to rescue food from 30 food donors and distribute that food to 57 agencies."
- Lili Coleman, Executive Director, Second Helpings