Long Cove Club Charitable Advisory Committee

Mission

The mission of the Long Cove Club Charitable Advisory Committee (LCCCAC) is to encourage and support charitable giving by the Members of the Long Cove Club Community and to provide grants in support of current needs in the areas of health, housing, hunger and education in Beaufort and Jasper Counties, and the surrounding areas.

 Since 2003, $1,018,541 has been awarded to local nonprofits. In 2018, 32 nonprofit organizations were awarded $171,222 in grants.   The grant application window for 2019 will open in January.

Since 2003, $1,018,541 has been awarded to local nonprofits. In 2018, 32 nonprofit organizations were awarded $171,222 in grants.

The grant application window for 2019 will open in January.


History of the LCCCAC

The Long Cove Club Community Endowment Fund was created in 2003 by the Directors of Long Cove Club in collaboration with the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry. The Fund solicited tax-deductible donations from Long Cove Members and awarded grants in the name of the Long Cove Community to deserving, local non-profit agencies. Long Cove Club is the first residential community on Hilton Head to establish a charitable Endowment Fund.
 
In 2014, the LCCCEF changed its name to the Long Cove Club Charitable Advisory Committee. The LCCCAC created an additional fund called the Long Cove Club Community Charitable Fund. The Long Cove Club Community Charitable Fund-LCCCCF is funded through annual contributions and fundraisers and is set up to disburse all funds raised within that fiscal year. 

The Advisory Committee is administered by volunteers of Long Cove Members, each of whom shares a long-standing interest in and commitment to philanthropy. Volunteer leadership enables the Funds to keep fundraising and other administrative costs to less than one percent of all monies raised.

In its advisory capacity, the committee adheres to the following guidelines:

  • Grants are awarded according to needs in the areas of health, housing, hunger and education locally

  • Grants are awarded on the merits of specific projects, not as supplementary funding for an organization’s operating and/or capital budget

  • Grants are monitored and evaluated semi-annually

  • For the LCCCEF, one half of every donation is returned to the Fund’s principal, ensuring that the endowment continues in perpetuity

  • For the LCCCCF, all funds raised within that fiscal year are disbursed the same fiscal year

  • Donor anonymity is respected at all times


Why You Should Become a Part of the Legacy

Endowment is investing in the future in the truest sense; it provides the financial resources to contend with both the demands of today and the obligation of tomorrow. The Charitable Fund awards grants within a fiscal funding cycle to assist with the growing grant demands and needs. The Long Cove Club Charitable Advisory Committee underscores to both philanthropic principles. Its very existence gives testimony to this Community’s ongoing commitment to others and to a spirit of generosity that is certain to build an enduring legacy for this “very special place”. 


Long Cove Club Charitable Advisory Committee

Janet Babcock

Dennis Mahoney

Ray Stickel

Vickie Baumann

Judy Brown

Kathy Gray

Ed Hutton

Sam Kim

Bob Navarre

Carol Nelson

John Wellner

 

2018 Grant Recipients

American Red Cross

Bluffton Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine

Bluffton Self Help

Born to Read

Boys & Girls Club of HHI

Child Abuse Prevention Association

Crossroads Community Support Services/
Backpack Buddies

Disabilities Foundation of Beaufort County

Family Promise of Beaufort County

Heroes on Horseback

Heroes of the Lowcountry

Hilton Head Island Deep Well Project

Hilton Head Island Recreation Center

Hilton Head Regional Habitat for Humanity 

Hopeful Horizons

Hunger Coalition/Backpack Buddies (H.H)

Meals-on-Wheels Bluffton-HHI, Inc.

Med-I-Assist, Inc.

Memory Matters

NAMI Lowcountry

Neighborhood Outreach Connection

Osprey Village

Pockets Full of Sunshine

Pregnancy Center

Programs for Exceptional People

Project SAFE

Second Helpings

Special Olympics - SC - Area 8

The Children’s Center

The Literacy Center

Volunteers in Medicine, HHI

YMCA of Beaufort/Jasper County