Why Support the Community Foundation's Operating Fund?
The Community Foundation of the Lowcountry is one of the largest grantmakers in the Lowcountry, distributing nearly $40 million to hundreds of nonprofits since its inception in 1994. By serving as a vehicle for philanthropic vision and careful tax planning, the Community Foundation enables donors to join other donors to achieve a greater impact.
There's a common thread that runs through the more than 200 funds at the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry: the goal of improving life - in the Lowcountry and beyond - through informed charitable giving. Though our funds are as diverse as the region itself, they spring from the shared concern and generosity of hundreds of donors who feel keenly about their community and its residents.
But there's one fund upon which the other 200 all rely - the Operating Fund. It's the engine that makes the Community Foundation run, the driving force behind all our efforts. It supports our infrastructure, secures our future, and makes bold new programs possible.
Consider making this optional tax-deductible gift and know that your generosity will be used for good work today and in the future.