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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.)


Please click HERE for the 2024 Grant Application

Grant Application is search engine specific, please use Internet Explorer when completing your application.

Other search engines have previously caused issues with the application process and are not recommended for use. If awarded, images may be used, but are not limited to social media, print, communications, etc.

Address Change

If your mailing address has changed, please email Danielle Stix at to update your organization account as the address you include in your Grant Application does not update your organization’s account information.

For more information about the Daniel Island Community Fund, please contact Danielle Stix at

Daniel Island initiatives and events seeking funding from DICF can send requests directly to Danielle Stix.

2023 DICF Grant Distributions

In 2023, the Daniel Island Community Fund (DICF) awarded more than $1.2M 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.

Daniel Island 2023 Grant Contributions

Read more about our annual giving in our 2024 Issue of the Philanthropy Report HERE.

  • Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
  • American National Red Cross
  • Beach Cowboy Fitness Foundation*
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lowcountry
  • Bishop England High School
  • Blissful Dreams Rescue Ranch
  • Cainhoy Elementary School
  • Camp Rise Above
  • Charleston Gaillard Management Corporation
  • Charleston Jazz
  • Charleston Junior Golf Foundation*
  • Charleston Legal Access*
  • Charleston Orphan House Inc DBA Carolina Youth Development Center
  • Charleston Stage Company
  • Charleston Symphony Orchestra
  • Charleston Young Life
  • Children’s Museum Of The Lowcountry
  • Coastal District Council Of The St Vincent De Paul Society Diocese Of
  • ECCO
  • Gift Of Adoption Fund Inc
  • Girls On The Run Charleston*
  • Helping And Lending Outreach Support dba HALOS
  • Hope Repair*
  • Humanities Foundation Inc
  • Junior Achievement of Greater SC
  • Lowcountry Food Bank Inc
  • Operation Home Inc
  • Palmetto Project Inc
  • Philip Simmons Elementary STEAM School
  • Philip Simmons High School PTSA
  • Point Hope Presbyterian Church*
  • Postpartum Support Charleston*
  • Providence Baptist Church
  • Random Acts of Kindness of the Lowcountry*
  • Reading Partners South Carolina
  • South Carolina Congress Of Parents And Teachers – Philip Simmons Middle PTSA
  • South Carolina Congress Of Parents And Teachers, Daniel Island School PTA
  • South Coast Lacrosse Association
  • Special Olympics South Carolina
  • Teachers Supply Closet

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 15th, 2024.
  • 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 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