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Scholarships

The Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation manages and administers the following scholarship funds with award opportunities for students in Coastal Georgia.

 

The Christ Church, Frederica Episcopal Church Women Fund - $2,500 - 1 year

A scholarship fund created in 2017 by the Christ Church Frederica Episcopal Church Women. Annually, the scholarship will provide $2,500 to a female graduating high school senior or current college student pursuing a degree through an academic or technical college or university. The applicant must be of the Episcopal faith and hail from Glynn or McIntosh County.

 

2022 CCF ECW Winners: (left to right)

*Evie Akridge

*Maggie Jenkins

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The Halsey Family Scholarship Fund - $8,000 - 2 years

A post-secondary scholarship program offered to graduating seniors at Camden County High School, pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in either a Biological or Physical Science Field or a Music, Music Education, or Music related Field.

The Halsey Family Scholarship was established by John F. (Jack) Halsey, PhD, and Sandra M. (Sandy) Halsey in recognition of the significant influence that both science and music education have had on their lives. The Halsey Family Scholarship awards up to four (4) academic semesters of support to undergraduate students beginning their freshman year in college, based on continued progress and academic achievement. 

The scholarship provides up to $2,000 per semester (maximum, $4,000 per year), which is paid directly to the post-secondary institution, to offset costs of tuition, fees, books, room & board. Any excess funds are distributed to the student through the institution’s student accounts services to pay for living expenses.

 

2022 Halsey Winners: (left to right)

*Elizabeth Tran - Science

*Mary Margaret McNeil - Music

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The Correll Scholars Program Fund - $20,000 - 4 years

Applicants for the Correll Scholars Program must be Glynn County high school seniors pursuing a two or four year degree at one of Georgia’s public universities, and members of the Elizabeth F. Correll Teen Center/Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Georgia or The Gathering Place.  

The Correll Scholars Program provides an annual scholarship of $5,000 to 4 students enrolled in four-year academic degree programs and an annual scholarship/stipend of up to $4,000 to students enrolled in a two-year academic/technical degree program.

 

2022 Correll Winners: (left to right)

*Justis Kuykendall - GP

*Kylie Dallas - GP

*Grace Hagen - GP

*Saje Alston - B&GC

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The Glynn Academy Class of 1969 Scholarship Fund - $2,500 - 1 year

The Glynn Academy Class of 1969 scholarship, a component fund of the Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation, will award a $2,500 academic scholarship to a graduating Glynn Academy senior who has been accepted to attend a Georgia academic college or university.

The graduating senior must meet the following criteria:

1. Applicants must have a cumulative HOPE GPA between 2.70 and 2.99.
2. Applicants must supply family background and demonstrate financial need.
3. Applicants must be a good school citizen with no demerits, excellent attendance, and no failures.
4. Applicants must demonstrate active involvement in extracurricular school and community activities.

 

2022 GA Winner:

*Marisela Guerreo-Gomez

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Financial Overview

In 2021, The Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation (CCGF) invested more than $3.9 million in grants throughout Camden, Glynn, and McIntosh counties. From our founding in 2005 through 2021, CCGF has distributed over $22.5 million in grants across a broad range of programs, services, and opportunities. Our investment in hundreds of nonprofits in our area strengthens and underscores our mission to build a better community. The images below highlight our activity through the end of 2021:

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How We Work

The Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation (CCGF) is a tax-exempt public foundation created by, and for, the people of Camden, Glynn, and McIntosh counties.  Community foundations enable people with philanthropic interests to easily and effectively support those interests.  

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Upcoming Scholarship Deadline, March 1

The Correll Scholars Program of the Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation had a deadline of February 1 which was moved to March 1 for this year only. Applicants must be Glynn County high school graduates pursuing a two- or four-year degree at one of Georgia’s public universities, and who are also members of the Elizabeth F. Correll Teen Center of the Boys and Girls Club of Southeast Georgia.

Foundation increases grantmaking by 30 percent in 2018

The Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation is excited to report that it made grants totaling $2,952,683 in 2018.*

“In 2018, we increased our grantmaking by 30 percent over the previous year,” says Foundation President and CEO Paul White. “This is a testament to the generosity of this community, our fundholders and the quality of nonprofit work being done in this area.”

The Foundation is made up of over 70 funds – donor-advised funds representing the majority – and its grantmaking is directed by its Board, Grants Committee, and fund holders. The Foundation staff is knowledgeable about the issues that are critically important to this community, and it works with its partners to make strategic and collaborative philanthropic decisions.

“We are privileged to work with many knowledgeable and passionate donors and fundholders who seek to make an impact through meaningful and measurable philanthropy,” says Board Chairman Jack Kilgore. “Their vision alongside the Foundation’s expertise really drive these numbers.”

Click here for a link to our 2018 Community Impact Grantees

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About the Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation

The Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation (CCGF) was incorporated in 2005, as a tax-exempt public charity created by and for the people of Glynn, McIntosh and Camden counties. The Foundation now has assets over $20 million and has awarded over $14 million in grants, the majority to community organizations in the three-county region and beyond. The Foundation serves ordinary citizens who have the extraordinary vision for a better life for their neighbors, friends, families, and fellow coastal Georgians - today and for future generations. The Foundation seeks to be the region’s trusted source for thoughtful philanthropic counsel, sound financial management and strategic community investment. www.coastalgeorgiafoundation.org

CCGF announces 2019 grant cycle, expanded focus

The Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation (CCGF) is pleased to announce its 2019 Community Impact Fund grant cycle. The application period begins January 2 and proposals are due by February 28. Awards will be announced in early June.

The Foundation will continue to focus on agencies working with at-risk youth and demonstrating measurable results. In addition, this year the Foundation will expand its focus, taking into consideration that the success of young people is connected in-part to the success of their caregivers. Using a two-generational approach, the CCGF will also consider proposals from agencies that support the parents, guardians and caregivers of at-risk youth.  

“Our Board has decided to expand our focus this year in an effort to provide a continuum of services to families in need,” says Paul White, President and CEO of the Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation. “By working with agencies that serve caregivers and children, we work to break the cycle of poverty, one family at a time.” 

The Foundation will accept proposals for up to $5,000 from agencies with:

1) Programs serving at-risk youth and which specifically address one of these areas: Early Childhood Literacy and/or Quality-Rated Child Care; Teen pregnancy and births to unwed young mothers; Juvenile Crime and Gang Activity; High School Graduation and Workforce Readiness; Youth Development and Innovative Education Strategies; or Risk Reduction, including child protective, substance abuse, and/or mental health services.

2) Services that concentrate on parenting, job skills and financial security for adults.

With any questions about the Community Impact Fund, the process for applications, or the Foundation, please call Ellen Post, Grants and Operations Manager: 912-268-4442 or email epost@coastalgeorgiafoundation.org.

Click HERE to apply beginning January 2. 

Upcoming Event - November 1 Coastal Funders Roundtable

Join the Georgia Center for Nonprofits and area funders to learn about systems for collecting program data and generating impactful success stories.
 
Lucas Ramirez, executive director of The Gathering Place, will discuss his organization’s focus on data and outcomes, sharing lessons learned and benefits gained, alongside local funders Paul White of the Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation, Jeff Barker of the St. Marys United Methodist Church Foundation, and Virginia Brown of the United Way of Coastal Georgia.
 
Don’t miss this free opportunity to learn how to create a data driven culture in your own organization.
 
To learn more and register, click here

Community Foundation hires new communications director

Anna M. Hall has joined the Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation (CCGF) as its director of communications and marketing. Anna has over 15 years of experience in nonprofit management, donor services and communications. She and her family have lived on St. Simons Island for six years. “We are thrilled to be adding new expertise to our staff,” said President and CEO Paul White. “Anna will dramatically increase the effectiveness of our messaging and she will help us better tell our story and the stories of both our grantees and fund holders as well as how the Foundation ‘solves problems’ on the Coast of Georgia.” The addition of this position, the third for the Foundation, was a strategic decision by the Board of Directors and will support CCGF’s goal to strengthen effective and meaningful philanthropy in Glynn, Camden and McIntosh counties.

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Rich's Consumer Brands Charitable Fund made its 2018 grant distributions today for a total of $70,000.