Coastal Community Foundation manages 700+ charitable funds and is in the league of the 75 largest community foundations in the United States. | Photo provided by Coastal Community Foundation
To provide a pathway for all community members to achieve their goals — this is the mission of Coastal Community Foundation (CCF), the largest community organization in SC. Acting as a “force for good,” the local nonprofit is powered by people driven to create positive lasting change and aims to create vibrant, inclusive communities rich in equity, opportunity, and well-being by uniting people and investing resources.
CCF works to identify local issues that need to be addressed (think: education, economic mobility, culture and inclusion, coastal resilience, and physical and mental well-being). Once issues are identified, the organization connects donors with causes they are passionate about. This includes:
Arts and Culture
Access to healthcare + more
You can get involved through the Community Partnership Program with donations of any size. The program provides support for the organization’s operations by pooling together resources and directing funds to where they’re needed, including disaster relief in response to major storms along our coast.
CCF has not only partnered with corporate leaders like Boeing, Truist, and Blackbaud, it also has a legacy as an incubator for local grassroots organizations that have gone on to become successful independent nonprofits, like:
Lowcountry Food Bank
Center for Heirs Property Preservation
Want to join the cause and make a difference? There are plenty of ways to get involved and Be the Reason Why, from gifts to investments and more.*
Get Over It | Tuesday, March 21-Friday, March 31 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Lowcountry Artists Gallery, 148 E. Bay St., Charleston | Free | Explore this new exhibit featuring oil paintings by Norma Morris Cable.
Treat Tuesday | Tuesday, March 21 | 12-8 p.m. | Mews + Brews Cat Cafe, 1707 Central Ave., Summerville | Free | Indulge in a free cookie when you bring a donation for the cat cafe’s partner shelter Dorchester Paws while supplies last.
Jermann Wine Tasting | Wednesday, March 22 | 6:30 p.m. | Sommba Cocina & Cellar, 1710 Shoremeade Rd. #450, Mount Pleasant | $29.95 | Grab a ticket for this guided wine tasting with small plates available for purchase.
Cheers on the Pier | Thursday, March 23 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Mount Pleasant Pier, 71 Harry Hallman Blvd., Mount Pleasant | Free | Enjoy sunset views, live music, drinks, and bites on the Mount Pleasant Pier.
Toast Under The Oaks | Thursday, Apr. 6 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Johns Island County Park, 2662 Mullet Hall Rd., Johns Island | $20-$25 | Enjoy drinks and live music under the oaks of Johns Island County Park — ticket includes wine, beer + live music.*
We have a calendar filled with events and activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.
Caviar & Bananas has officially opened its new location on Ashley Avenue in the former Halo spot. Expect a selection of sandwiches and salads, plus indoor and outdoor seating at 170 Ashley Ave. Peep the menu.
Sugey’s, a new bar dedicated to heavy metal bands, ‘80s horror films, and tiki drinks, is now open on King Street near Barsa. Explore metal show fliers, disco balls, and old slasher films while you enjoy a PBR tall boy or a glass of wine at 638 King St. (Eater Carolinas)
Palace Hotel neighborhood bar has reopened at a new location on Meeting Street near Blūm coffee shop. Good news: The new digs are said to feature the same decor, beer, and hotdogs as the Hanover Street location. Here’s a sneak peek of the space at 525 Meeting St. (Eater Carolinas)
Mark your calendars: Cinnaholic Charleston’s grand opening is slated for Friday, April 7. Prepare to dig into gourmet cinnamon rolls, cookies, and other sweet treats at 415 King St. in Suite B.
Calling all foodies: Tillamook Cream Cheese Spreads is set to offer free spreads at Holey City Bagels (43 Cannon St.) next Wednesday, March 29, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Can’t make it? Find local retailers. (Holy City Sinner)
Dorchester Paws is hosting its third annual Egg My Yard fundraiser this year. Want the organization to drop some eggs in your yard before Easter morning? Package costs vary, from 20 eggs for $25 to 75 eggs for $200. Psst: Your home must be located within 30 miles of the shelter (136 Four Paws Ln.) to participate. (WCBD)
$10.1 million. That’s how much a 4,350 sqft home on Sullivan’s Island sold for in early March, signifying the highest-priced sale on the island this year. The property features five bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, and a four-car garage at 2411 Atlantic Ave. (The Post and Courier)
$77.5 million. That’s the recent sale price of a 336-unit multifamily housing complex in Ladson. The complex’s location was recognized as a factor of desirability, said to be “positioned in a rapidly expanding North Charleston submarket just off Interstate 26.” (Charleston Regional Business Journal)
85%. This percentage of throat infections are viral (read: they resolve quickly with over-the-counter treatments and a little TLC). The other 15% result from an invasion of the bacteria streptococcus (read: strep throat). Here’s when to seek a doctor’s care.*
Looking to work at one of Charleston’s top luxury hotels? Visit Hotel Bennett for Careers & Beers on Wednesday, March 22 from 12-5 p.m. The hotel is looking to fill positions for hourly to managerial roles across many departments. Learn more + see open positions.*
You want the best for your business. And every great business is backed by a strong financial partner. First Bank offers local business owners one-on-one attention + comprehensive support from our entire team of business experts. Pro tip: They offer free consultations for both new and growing businesses.*
What’s in: red light therapy. What’s out: forms of treatment that are painful and invasive. Red light therapy is non-invasive and painless, and evidence suggests it may be able to ease body aches, heal sun damage, and build collagen. Brb — we’re adding this easy-to-prop light and this facial massager to our Amazon cart.
Our online store (Six & Main) is now featuring Sobremesa, a small-batch mole and salsa company based right here in Charleston. Dip into flavors such as delicious roasted salsa verde and smoky salsa oaxaqueña. Plus, kick up the heat with the citrus habanero hot sauce. Start shopping.
Take a look at who’s moving on to the next round. | Graphic by 6AM City
Last year, y’all helped us name the best chicken and waffles. This year, we asked you to share your favorite brewery in Charleston. Andwe’ve got some passionate readers. After 1,341 votes, here’s what breweries moved on to the next round:
Who will face off in the championship? Cast your votes now through Monday, March 27 at the button below.
Heads up, Holy City: Charleston Craft Beer Cruises will be hosting a celebratory cruise for each round of our March Madness bracket including this Friday, March 24, and Saturday, March 25. Grab your tickets here.
Hey y’all, Lexa here bringing you my second-to-last newsletter. My last official day with CHStoday is tomorrow and I’ve basically been in denial for the last two weeks, hence the short notice, plus I’ve never really been good at goodbyes anyways.
I’ve absolutely loved the opportunity to bring you the latest Holy City happenings for the last year and a half (and if you’ve been around long enough, you know that I was a CHStoday intern prior to transitioning to a full-time City Editor), from the IAAM’s updated opening date to the scoop on Navy Yard Charleston’s redevelopment and everything in between.
It’s been wonderful interacting with y’all, whether in person or virtually, and I hope to see you around town. Feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn. 👋