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To our friends, donors, partners, and community,  As our communities cried out for justice and healing five years ago in the wake of the Walter Scott shooting and the Mother Emanuel AME tragedy, Coastal Community Foundation recognized we had a duty to show leadership in our region, to read reality truthfully and to confront the…

Like many South Carolinians, I vividly remember where I was when I heard the news of the shooting at Emanuel AME Church. At the time, I was CEO of the Capital Area United Way in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. After a long day of traveling, I got a call from my mother, shaken, saying, “They shot…

On May 18, 2020, I was set to host a listening session with a U.S. Congressman to discuss South Carolina’s plan to reopen the economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic. As we started the call, an Internet troll disrupted the call with sexually explicit sounds and words, as well as an audio clip repeating the N-word…

Today, S.C. Sen. Marlon Kimpson and S.C. Rep. Marvin Pendarvis announced that their Charleston Together initiative has raised more than $50,000 since the formation of the fund on Sunday, May 31, 2020. The fund, aimed at enhancing community and race relations, will be established at Coastal Community Foundation to manage the assets and expand the…

As we all collectively respond to the death of George Floyd, we’re reminded of similar tragedies in our own region and the work that remains to heal our communities. Today, our communities are still burdened by the inequities created by a long history of systemic racism. It is our purpose to build up our communities by uniting people and investing resources and to help…

Today and every day, we’re thankful for the opportunity to provide safe water, coronavirus-specific education resources, and handwashing stations in countries with high refugee populations like Uganda and Tanzania. Because of your support and the generosity of the Poul Due Jensen Foundation – Grundfos Foundation, families displaced by war, violence, famine, and natural disasters have…

Unfortunately, several rehabilitation facilities throughout the region have been forced to reduce or completely suspend their treatment services due to the effects of COVID-19, and consequently, our medical clinic is packed with patients from all over the state! In fact, we have already admitted 100 more birds than we did in the first half of…

It’s time for the @HeritageClassicFoundation’s PlaidPledge! The impact of COVID-19 has been undeniable. That is why this year’s campaign will benefit the South Carolina Hospital Association Foundation, in support of our Lowcountry healthcare providers, as well as the Heritage Classic Foundation’s local charity partners – the LowcountryFoodBank included! Get your plaid on and support the…

COVID-19 has intensified already high levels of food insecurity in America. SNAP is a proven program that alleviates food insecurity, while also stimulating the economy. We urge our LCFB supporters and followers to sign the letter linked in this post, asking Congress and the White House to immediately boost SNAP benefits and invest in nutrition…