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 on April 1st and August 1st, 2019 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.) Awards will be announced at the end of May and end of September.

2019 Grant Application (MUST use Internet Explorer)

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

Daniel Island initiatives and events seeking funding from DICF can send requests directly to Jane Baker.

Jane Baker.

2018 DICF Grant Distributions

In 2018, the Daniel Island Community Fund (DICF) awarded more than $647,519 via grant making (events, grants, and community initiatives). Throughout the year, the Daniel Island Community Fund awarded a total of 35 grants to area nonprofits and supported 53 community events and/or initiatives. These events and/or initiatives can be anything from POA hosted events or special projects and events hosted by clubs and groups on the island. Below is a list of the Daniel Island 2018 Grant Contributions. …Read More

  • American Red Cross – $30,000
  • Avian Conservation Center $20,000
  • Charleston Gaillard Management – $5,000
  • Charleston Promise Neighborhood – $5,000
  • Charleston Stage Company – $5,000
  • Charleston Young Life – $10,000
  • Coastal District Council of the St. Vincent De Paul Society – $5,000
  • Darkness to Light – $5,000
  • Engaging Creative Minds – $5,000
  • Girls on the Run Charleston – $5,000
  • Junior Achievement of Greater SC – $5,000
  • Operation Home – $30,000
  • Palmetto Project Inc – $5,000
  • Philip Simmons Elementary STEAM School – $5,000
  • Philip Simmons High School Renaissance – $5,000
  • PSHS – Iron Horse Gameday Glub – $10,000
  • Reading Partners South Carolina – $5,000
  • Philip Simmons Elementary PTA – $10,000
  • Wando-Huger Community Development Corporation – $5,000
  • Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry – $5,000
  • Church of the Holy Cross – $8,192
  • ECCO – $10,000
  • Hearts of Huger Revitalization Effort – $5,000
  • Humanities Foundation Inc – $7,900
  • Lifeline Childrens Services, Inc – $10,000
  • Lowcountry Food Bank Inc – $8,400
  • Operation Home Inc – $30,000
  • Philip Simmons HS Band – $15,000
  • Philip Simmons HS PTSA – $15,000
  • Philip Simmons Middle School – $5,000
  • Daniel Island School PTA – $30,000
  • St. Thomas Charge/Hearts of Huger Revitalization Efforts – $25,000
  • Golfers for Education – $1,000
  • Cainhoy Elementary and Middle Schools – $25,000

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.

The below categories represent the areas of giving that the community is focused on for the calendar year 2018 and the corresponding non-profit organizations we will be fundraising for. Additional non-profits may be added.

Annually, the cumulative tax deductible gifts that are donated to each of the below featured nonprofits will be matched up to $5,000 by the Daniel Island Community Fund.

Please click the button below of each organization you would like to make a contribution to.






Totals raised as of 12/03/2018: (Bold organizations have met their match goal)

  • East Cooper Meals on Wheels – $1,625
  • East Cooper Community Outreach – $1,350
  • Lowcountry Food Bank – $1,450
  • Sustainability Institute – GOAL REACHED
  • Lowcountry Orphan Relief – $1,300
  • Darkness to Light – $100
  • Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center – $920
  • Daniel Island School PTA – $0
  • Philip Simmons High School PTA – GOAL REACHED
  • Reading Partners – GOAL REACHED
  • Water Missions International – GOAL REACHED
  • East Cooper Land Trust – $2,220
>East Cooper Land Trust – $2,220