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Ellen Fleming, Board member and academic leader, dies

With deep sorrow, we share the news of the passing of Coastal Georgia Foundation Board member Ellen Fleming. Ellen served the Foundation for over six years with compassion, thoughtfulness and leadership.

Her funeral will take place at St. Simons Presbyterian Church on Sunday, May 12, at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family has collaborated to create the Frederica Academy Ellen Fleming Memorial Fund for those who want to express their sympathy. Gifts may also be made to the St. Simons Presbyterian Church in Ellen's memory.

Click here to read a front-page article which appeared in the Brunswick News about Ellen's extraordinary life and service to our community.


Ryan Gravel: Video of Presentation

Click here for a full length video of Ryan Gravel's presentation to our community on March 21. 


Community Impact Fund - Annual Competitive Award Cycle

The Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation (CCGF) is pleased to announce the opening of its competitive 2024 Community Impact Award cycle. The purpose of this award is to provide Operational Support to 501(c)3 organizations located in and serving Camden, Glynn, and McIntosh Counties. The online application period begins May 30th, proposals are due June 15th, and awards will be announced in mid-October. Applications must be submitted online.

The competitive Community Impact Award cycle has undergone a few changes for 2024. Instead of focusing on one or two areas of interest, the Foundation will accept funding requests for up to $10,000 per organization for Operational Support. Additionally, in effort to increase transparency and make the process more equitable for our non-profits across Camden, Glynn, and McIntosh Counties, detailed grant application guidelines and a rubric were created through thoughtful contemplation with CCGF’s Community Impact Committee. The guidelines and rubric for the revised application process can be accessed below.  

Additionally, to support interested applicants through the process, an online training session will be hosted by CCGF on May 22, 2024, at 3:30 p.m. The purpose of this session is to answer general questions regarding the revised Community Impact Award process. If interested in attending the May 22nd virtual meeting, please email for the meeting link.

After reviewing the below application guidelines and rubric, please return here to access the application portal on May 30th. 

2024 Community Impact Award Guidelines & Exhibits


Important Dates: 

  • May 15th - Award Cycle Guidelines & Grading Rubric Available Online
  • May 22nd - Optional virtual info session Please RSVP by emailing:
  • May 30th: Online Application Portal Opens
  • June 15th: Online Application Portal Closes
  • July: Application review and due diligence
  • August - September: Interviews with second round candidates
  • October: Awards Announced

Questions? Please; (912) 268-4442; P.O. Box 2463, Brunswick, GA 31521

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.  

Rising Sea Level Event: Presentations and Video

The room was full on January 22 at the "Rising Sea Level Predictions: What They Might Mean for Glynn County" event.  Thank you to our panelists: Kim Cobb and Russ Clark, Jill Gambill, Jennifer Kline, Jimmy Junkin, Charles Ezelle and Mason Waters. These experts provided scientific information as well as perspective on interpreting, understanding and utilizing the data.

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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.