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, 2018 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.
To submit a grant application, click link below.
2018 DICF Grant Application (Must use Internet Explorer to complete the application)
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.
2017 DICF Grant Distributions
In 2017, the Daniel Island Community Fund (DICF) awarded more than $826,000 via grant making (events, grants, and community initiatives). Throughout the year, the Daniel Island Community Fund awarded a total of 30 grants to area nonprofits and supported 46 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 2017 Grant Contributions. …Read More
- Windwood Farms Home for Children – $10,000
- City of Charleston – $9,900
- Daniel Island Band Booster Association – $ 5,000
- Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center – $7,000
- Humanities Foundation – $7,100
- Operation Home – $51,419
- Lowcountry Food Bank – 5,000
- Hearts of Huger – $46,500
- Holy Cross Church – $10,661
- Camp Happy Days – $2,500
- ECCO – $35,000
- Daniel Island School – 7,500
- East Cooper Meals on Wheels – $12,500
- Berkeley County Library – $2,500
- Philip Simmons Middle School – $17,500
- Susan G. Komen Foundation – $7,500
- Lowcountry Freedom Reigns – $5,000
- Daniel Island Garden Club – $1,785
- American Red Cross – $20,000
- Palmetto Project – $5,000
- Junior Achievement – $13,000
- Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry – $5,500
- Sustainability Institute – $10,000
- Daniel Island School PTA – $25,000
- Cainhoy Elementary – $27,500
- Friends of the Berkeley County Library – $3,000
- Daniel Island Community Foundation Hurricane Relief Fund – $21,543
- Young Life – $10,000
- St. Vincent DePaul Society – $ 5,000
- Daniel Island Community Garden – $5,000
- Golfers for Education – $1,000
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.
- Human Services: East Cooper Meals on Wheels, East Cooper Community Outreach, Lowcountry Food Bank, Sustainability Institute
- Children: Lowcountry Orphan Relief, Darkness to Light, Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center
- Education: Daniel Island School, Philip Simmons High School, Reading Partners
- Nature/Environment: Berkeley County SPCA, Water Missions International, East Cooper Land Trust
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.