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 annual on April 1st and August 1st for project funding from qualified non-profit organizations. Organizations may apply once annually with a maximum awards of up to $5,000. (*Additional funding for special projects may be considered on a case by case basis.)

2021 Grant Application

2021 Application Update as of 4/2: We are no longer accepting applications for the April 1st deadline. Any new applications will be considered during our August 1st grant cycle.

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 Hermann at danielle.hermann@dicommunity.org to update your organization account as the address you include in your Grant Application does not update your organizations account information.

For more information about the Daniel Island Community Fund, please contact Danielle Hermann at Danielle.Hermann@dicommunity.org.

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

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2020 DICF Grant Distributions

In 2020, the Daniel Island Community Fund (DICF) awarded $319,999 via grant making (events, grants, and community initiatives). Throughout the year, the Daniel Island Community Fund awarded a total of $273,990 in grant contributions to area nonprofits and while we were unable to host any community events in 2020, DICF supported numerous community initiatives. These initiatives can be anything from special projects or events hosted by clubs and groups on the island.

Below is a list of the Daniel Island 2020 Grant Contributions. …Read More

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lowcountry – $10,000
  • Cainhoy Elementary School – $10,000
  • Camp Rise Above – $2,500
  • Charleston Field Hockey – $5,000
  • Charleston Gaillard Management Corporation – $5,000
  • Charleston Jazz – $5,000
  • Charleston Promise Neighborhood – $5,000
  • Charleston Stage Company – $5,000
  • Charleston Symphony Orchestra – $5,000
  • Charleston Young Life – $10,000
  • Children’s Museum Of The Lowcountry – $5,000
  • Daniel Island Library – $5,000
  • East Cooper Community Outreach – $50,000
  • East Cooper Meals On Wheels Inc. – $5,000
  • Florence Crittenton Programs Of South Carolina Inc. – $5,000
  • Girls On The Run Charleston (Coastal South Carolina) – $5,000
  • Humanities Foundation Inc. – $7,900
  • Junior Achievement of Greater SC – $5,000
  • Lifeline Children’s Services, Inc. – $12,000
  • Lowcountry Food Bank Inc. – $8,422
  • Lucy Boyle Memorial Fund – $15,000
  • Magnolia Blossom Fund – $10,000
  • Operation Home Inc. – $29,590
  • Philip Simmons High School Band – $5,000
  • Philip Simmons High School PTSA – $10,000
  • Reading Partners South Carolina – $5,000
  • South Carolina Congress Of Parents And Teachers, Daniel Island School PTA – $25,000
  • South Coast Lacrosse Association – $5,000
  • Teachers Supply Closet – $2,000

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 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 has 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.

In 2021, we will continue to fundraise for the four organizations chosen in 2020 that were unable to fulfill their $5,000 matching goal.

To donate to any of the above organizations, please click the name of the organization 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 name in the memo section of your check.

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