Community Foundation of the Lowcountry

Welcome! Community Foundation of the Lowcountry serves the counties of Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, and Jasper Counties in South Carolina. We exist to enhance the quality of life for all of our citizens, now and for generations to come, by building community endowments, addressing needs through grantmaking, and providing leadership on key community issues.

Community Foundation Awards Nearly $400,000 in Grants



The Community Foundation of the Lowcountry Board of Trustees recently awarded $396,504 in grants to nonprofit organizations providing valuable service... MORE >
Community Conversations is a series of videos highlighting the work of the Community Foundation. Click below to take a look.
Tax Reform Proposal Could Significantly Impact Charitable Organizations
There may be some significant changes on the horizon, as can be seen if you review House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Campís (R-MI-4) comprehensive tax reform bill. This bill would si... MORE>

Mitzi Ganelin

A child of the Depression, Mitzi Ganelin grew up in a caring family always knowing she had a center and was loved. “Other…MORE>

Coastal Discovery Museum

The Coastal Discovery Museum has been a part of the Hilton Head Island community and Lowcountry since its incorporation in 1985 and in…MORE>

Bluffton Self Help

Escalating costs for housing in southern Beaufort County continue to result in costly rents and mortgages for the population served by Bluffton Self…MORE>

Bluffton Farmers Market

“It started with a conversation between two friends on how to support local farmers and benefit our community,” remembered Ed McCullough.MORE>

British Open Pub Scholarship

Imagine losing your mother at a young age, having your father drop out of your life entirely, and being a caregiver for two…MORE>