The Community Foundation of the Lowcountry recently reached the amazing milestone of $50 million in grant making. Out of that money have come diverse, significant benefits to education, the environment, the economy and many kinds of human services along with musical, theatrical, historical and artistic enrichment. One long-lasting result is a deep and wide culture of philanthropy.
Since 1994, starting with the proceeds from the sale of the nonprofit Hilton Head Hospital to a for-profit business, the community's original charitable endowment has grown through new donors and careful investment; in addition, hundreds of donors have established their own funds for grant making. Altogether, CFL now manages more than $64 million on behalf of the community.
As a former CFL board member, I have a strong attachment to CFL. Its grant making is a tremendous service. Equally important is its enduring commitment to the future.
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