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Position Announcement

The Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation is searching for a new President and CEO.

The previous President and CEO, Paul White, has relocated closer to family in pursuit of other career opportunities in the foundation arena.

The Foundation welcomes submissions from qualified applicants.

Click below to access the position announcement:

CCGF Leader Announces Departure

For Paul White, outgoing director of the Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation, the foundation’s goal is simple to summarize, if infinitely more complex in practice.

“We solve problems,” White said.

2022-2024 Strategic Plan

In November of 2021, recognizing that the Strategic Plan adopted in 2018 was, in many ways, still relevant, the Board of Directors of the Foundation engaged in a day-long strategic review work session and decided to use that plan as a basis for an update for the next three years. The three core thematic goals that will be carried over into the 2022-2024 plan focus on the Foundation’s Sustainability, Scope and Scale, and Significance.

The 2022-2024 Plan will continue to focus on three core thematic goals established previously. They are

Sustainability: Creating lasting value for donors and the community through sound organizational management, and strong asset development and investment.

Scope and Scale: Grow the Foundation's regional impact through work with nonprofit organizations, professional advisors and other philanthropy partners. 

Significance: Strengthening the relevance and role of the Foundation’s work in our communities through strategic messaging, prominent public exposure and consistent brand positioning.

The coming few years are pivotal. We are intensely committed to continuing to forward our mission of strengthening our communities through engaged philanthropy. 

Click to read the 2022-2024 Strategic Plan


We've Moved!


As you are probably aware, the Foundation staff has grown to 4 during the last few years. Though this has allowed us to expand the services we provide, it has resulted in a very congested office space. We are pleased to announce that, after 10 years in our Frederica Road office on St. Simons Island, the Foundation has moved to new offices in Downtown Brunswick. The Foundation’s new addresses are below: 

Physical Address:
1316 Newcastle Street, Suite 201
Brunswick, GA 31520

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2463
Brunswick, GA 31521

Visitor's Club Preservation Fund: Brunswick News

FRONT Page News!! The almost 100-year old F.J. Torras Causeway Visitors Center is coming back to life - through CCGF's "Visitor's Center Preservation Fund"


Sea Island Legacy Fund: Brunswick News

Sea Island team members experiencing hardships are provided for - we want to help them succeed

2018 Correll Winners, Now 2022 College Grads

Congratulations on graduating college - to all 4 of the high school class of 2018 Correll Scholarship recipients!

Baumel Endowment - For Needy Dogs

The Raymond & Elizabeth Baumel and Abernathy Fund for Animal Welfare gives again....

For 40 years as owner of Sadye's, with locations first in downtown Brunswick and later on St. Simons Island, Raymond Baumel helped to advise and clothe local, fashionable women. To them, he was the arbiter of good taste, quiet elegance, and style. Many also fondly remember his wife Elizabeth "Billie" Cowen Baumel, with whom he traveled the world in the hunt for the perfect new styles and jewelry to bring back to the women of the Golden Isles. Also remembered was a succession of "Abernathy" Yorkshire Terriers - each one, in his time, a permanent fixture at Raymond's feet by his desk at the store.

In Raymond's generosity, he always reached out to those who needed a hand. He had a special place in his heart for abandoned or abused dogs. When Raymond died, he sought through his estate to provide for "dog" welfare here in coastal Georgia for generations to come. He established the Raymond & Elizabeth Baumel and Abernathy Fund for Animal Welfare at the Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation and in doing so, has created a lasting legacy - as well as a permanent income stream - for the care and sheltering of stray and unwanted dogs, from the interest earned on the endowment.

For 10 years, this endowed fund has been making grants to nonprofits in Glynn County.  This year - 3 very worthy organizaitons received grants to support and provide for "man's best friend" in their time of need: Humane Society of South Coastal Georgia, Glynn County Animal Services, and No Kill Glynn County.

2022 Community Impact Grants: 24 Recipients Awarded

Twenty-four (24) organizations working directly with our community’s most vulnerable populations will receive a record total of $170,988 from the Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation (CCGF). The Foundation’s Community Impact Grant initiative distributed these grants to organizations providing a variety of critical, innovative, and effective services to at-risk youth and the adults who care for them - in Camden, McIntosh, and Glynn counties.

This $170,988 amount represents the largest number and highest total of grants in the Foundation’s history for the annual competitive grant program. The Foundation budgeted $75,000 for 2022, fundholders and friends generously contributed the remaining $95,988 to cover the budget for all 24 recipients.

2022 Winners: Correll Scholars Program

The Correll Scholars Program, a component fund of The Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation, was established by A.D. “Pete” and Ada Lee Correll to assist talented Glynn County high school graduates who are active members of the Elizabeth F. Correll Teen Center or The Gathering Place, pursuing a degree at a public Georgia college.

Annually - $5,000 will be awarded to each student directly to their 4-year academic college, based on continued academic achievement - $20,000 total.

The four 2022 Correll Scholars Program recipients are Justis Kuykendall, Kylie Dallas, Grace Hagen, and Saje Alston. During each year of their scholarship support, the students will be providing at least 20 hours of volunteer service to the Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Georgia or The Gathering Place.