Coastal Community Foundation Establishes Lowcountry Unity Fund
Fund will support long-term solutions to racism and economic inequality in response to Emanuel A.M.E. Shooting
The Coastal Community Foundation, a grantmaking institution dedicated to serving coastal South Carolina, has established the Lowcountry Unity Fund in response to the June 17, 2015 shooting at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston. The purpose of the fund is to promote long-term solutions that address systemic issues contributing to racism and to economic inequality in African-American communities.
“No amount of effort or good intentions can undo the tragedy that took nine lives away from our community, but we hope that this fund can be a part of this community’s healing process,” shared Richard Hendry, Interim President/CEO of Coastal Community Foundation. “The Lowcountry Unity Fund will support programs that foster a climate of love, equality and progress for many years to come.”