Daniel Island Community Fund (DICF)
The Daniel Island Community Fund (DICF) was established as a means for supporting community enhancement projects 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 for review 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.)
The 2023 Grant Application is now closed. A new application will be available in early January 2024.
Grant Application is search engine specific, please use Internet Explorer when completing your application.
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If your mailing address has changed, please email Danielle Stix at email@example.com to update your organization account as the address you include in your Grant Application does not update your organization’s account information.
Daniel Island initiatives and events seeking funding from DICF can send requests directly to Danielle Stix.
2022 DICF Grant Distributions
In 2022, the Daniel Island Community Fund (DICF) awarded more than $900,000 in charitable giving via grants, community initiatives, community events, and matching programs.
The DICF is funded through a half percent enhancement fee that is collected from every real estate transaction on Daniel Island. No money that homeowners pay to their annual property owner assessment goes towards the Community Fund.
- Advanced Technology International
- American National Red Cross
- Association For The Blind And Visually Impaired South Carolina (ABVI)
- Avian Conservation Center
- Baldwin Carson Community Outreach Center
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lowcountry
- Bishop England High School
- Blissful Dreams Rescue Ranch
- Camp Rise Above
- Charleston Gaillard Management Corporation
- Charleston Jazz
- Charleston Orphan House Inc DBA Carolina Youth Development Center
- Charleston Stage Company
- Charleston Symphony Orchestra
- Charleston Waterkeeper
- Charleston Young Life
- Children’s Museum Of The Lowcountry
- Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy
- Coastal District Council Of The St Vincent De Paul Society Diocese Of
- Daniel Island Business Association
- East Cooper Meals On Wheels Inc.
- East Cooper Community Outreach
- Feeding Of The Multitudes Inc
- Girls On The Run Charleston
- Hearts Of Huger Revitalization Effort
- Humanities Foundation Inc
- Junior Achievement of Greater SC
- LENS Foundation
- Lifeline Children’s Services, Inc.
- Lions Vision Services A South Carolina Charity
- Lowcountry Food Bank Inc
- Operation Home Inc
- Palmetto Project Inc
- Pattison’s Academy
- Philip Simmons Elementary STEAM School
- Philip Simmons High School Band
- Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing Inc
- Providence Baptist Church
- South Carolina Congress Of Parents And Teachers for Philip Simmons Elementary
- South Carolina Congress Of Parents And Teachers, Daniel Island School PTA
- Special Olympics South Carolina
- The Medical University Of South Carolina Foundation
- Windwood Farm Home for Children, Inc.
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.
Resident Matching Program
Many residents and businesses donate to various nonprofit organizations on their own. As part of the philanthropic spirit, the Daniel Island Community Fund will accept matching requests for these donations. Match requests will be reviewed in the fourth quarter of each year.
How does your donation qualify for a match?
- The organization must directly affect our tri-county area.
- DICF will match up to $2,500 per organization if funds are available. On a case-by-case basis DICF will match more should the funds be available.
- Match requests will be reviewed in the 4th quarter of the year. Please have requests submitted by December 10th, 2023.
- Each resident/business can submit up to 1 request for a donation match per calendar year.
To Apply For A Match
Please send your request to Danielle Stix at Danielle.Stix@dicommunity.org for review. In your email, please include
- The organization’s name
- Their Tax ID
- What they do
- Why you believe it qualifies for a match
- Confirmation of your donation (bank statement letter or email from the organization, etc.)
- Your property address or DI Business name/address