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How the DI Community Fund and Foundation Work

February 21, 2022

With so many new residents on Daniel Island, we wanted to continue our community education regarding our philanthropic initiatives on Daniel Island and how the Daniel Island Community Fund and Foundation work. All of this information is included in our annual Philanthropy Report that is mailed to each property owner in the first quarter of the year and is always available on our Philanthropy page.

The Daniel Island Community Fund (DICF)

DICF was established as a means for supporting community enhancement projects, special events, and philanthropic initiatives on Daniel Island and in the surrounding Cainhoy peninsula communities. This private 501 (c) 4 organization is financially supported by a Community Enhancement Fee on all resale transactions on the island. The structure of the DICF allows its financial resources to grow as the island grows, creating a legacy for the community for generations to come. Zero funding from Annual Property Owner Assessments goes toward the Community Fund.

The Daniel Island Community Fund Grants Committee is made up of Daniel Island residents, who are involved with all grants made. Grant Applications will be accepted annually on April 1st and August 1st for project funding from qualified non-profit organizations. Organizations may apply once annually with a maximum award of up to $5,000. (*Additional funding for special projects may be considered on a case-by-case basis.)

Daniel Island Community Foundation

The Daniel Island Community Foundation is a nonprofit corporation duly organized under the laws of the State of South Carolina. This private 501 (c) 3 organization is financially supported by donations from Daniel Island Residents, businesses, and employees.

The Daniel Island Community Foundation was set up as a vehicle for Daniel Island Residents and Businesses to fund non-profit initiatives. A resident advisory committee has been established to assist in identifying charitable causes and organizations important to Daniel Island residents.

In the past few years, the Daniel Island Community Foundation and its resident advisory committee have created a matching initiative in which select organizations are challenged to fundraise $5,000 for their organization which was then matched up to $5,000 by the Daniel Island Community Fund.

2022 Matching Campaign

Our Resident Advisory Committee has worked with both the Daniel Island School and the Philip Simmons Schools to encourage our youth to get involved in philanthropy. The schools have both identified nonprofits they would like to focus on fundraising for in 2022.

The Daniel Island School has chosen to fundraise for the Callen-Lacey Center for Children in Moncks Corner. This center is a residential group home and emergency shelter serving children in foster care who are victims of abuse or neglect.

The Philip Simmons Schools have chosen to fundraise for Families Helping Families. Families Helping Families is a non-profit mobile food pantry based off of Clements Ferry Road and serves the Charleston and the tri-county areas helping veterans, children, and disabled men and women

In addition to these two organizations chosen by the schools, the Resident Advisory Committee has chosen the Berkeley County Animal Center as the third organization to fundraise for. Donations will help to ensure that the animals of Berkeley County receive necessary medical assistance, provide enrichment for the animals, foster supplies, spay and neuter, off-site events, general care, and make their time at the center a little more comfortable.

How To Donate:

To donate to any of the chosen organizations, please click the name of the organization below and you will be redirected to our donation platform Donate2It or you may donate by check at the POA office – 130 River Landing Drive, Suite 1C. If you choose to donate by check, please include the organization’s name in the memo section of your check.

The POA hopes that all Daniel Island property owners can be proud of the enormous change we are making in people’s lives thanks to these philanthropic efforts. It is estimated that over the last 9 years, the philanthropic initiatives funded by both the Daniel Island Community Fund and Foundation have impacted over 100,000 lives. We look forward to continuing this momentum for positive change and appreciate the community’s support in these endeavors.

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