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Your Community's Foundation

At Community Foundation of the Lowcountry, our mission is strengthening community by connecting people, resources, and needs. We strive to fulfill this mission every day.

Since 1994, Community Foundation of the Lowcountry has been leading the community in making positive, sustainable change. Through our grantmaking and leadership initiatives we help foster academic achievement, build economic prosperity, achieve healthy ecosystems, encourage healthy people, support social enrichment, and create vibrant neighborhoods. Our success is connected to the generosity of our donors and the expertise of our grantee organizations.

With more than $66 million invested in the Lowcountry area since 1994, Community Foundation is the largest source of unrestricted philanthropic resources dedicated to Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper Counties.

As your community’s foundation, we provide the expertise and leadership to help people give back to the Lowcountry with measured impact and great meaning.

Our Mission, Vision and Values

Mission Statement
Strengthening community by connecting people, resources, and needs.

Vision Statement
Community Foundation of the Lowcountry is the most respected and able provider of philanthropic direction, management, education and support to the people in the communities we serve.

Positioning Statement
Community Foundation of the Lowcountry is dedicated to helping donors, nonprofit organizations and other community members make a difference in the lives of Lowcountry citizens. Our impact will be achieved by bringing together financial resources, knowledge and collaborative networks to serve community needs.

Core Values Statement
Community Foundation of the Lowcountry is dedicated to the principles of integrity, honesty, respect, fairness, caring stewardship, and responsiveness.

Guiding Principles
Community Foundation of the Lowcountry is committed to:

  • building a caring regional community.
  • advocating private giving for the public good.
  • providing philanthropic services to donors of all means.
  • convening and connecting community resources.
  • being a source of knowledge regarding issues affecting the community.
  • taking the initiative to improve the community through philanthropy.
  • being held to the highest ethical standards through fairness in policies and procedures, full and  objective review of funding requests, and the avoidance of conflict of interest.
  • measuring outcomes and demonstrating results in all its philanthropic activities.
  • being an integral part of the national community foundation field and philanthropy as a whole.

These guiding principles reflect the commitment of Community Foundation of the Lowcountry to provide the most effective stewardship of the charitable resources with which it has been entrusted. 
 

 

Community Foundation of the Lowcountry

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 23019
Hilton Head Island,
South Carolina 29925

Office Location
4 Northridge Drive, Suite A
Hilton Head Island,
South Carolina 29926
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