In 2015 the Board of the Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation celebrated its tenth Anniversary and a multitude of early successes.

Yet, we recognize that the full promise of the Foundation is yet to be realized.

The coming few years are pivotal. We are intensely committed to forwarding our mission of strengthening our communities through engaged philanthropy.


In step with the Foundation’s look back at its first decade, the Board engaged in a two-day strategic planning work session to look boldly ahead. The intensive session was a gathering of critical inputs from donors, grantees and stakeholders across our three-county area...a focusing on existing and emerging economic, social and demographic factors...and an examining of the experiences and best-practices of other highly successful community foundations.

The Board outlined an aggressive three-year strategic plan designed to stabilize and grow the Foundation. Three core thematic goals were established on which we will focus our energies:

- Creating lasting value for donors and the community.

Scope and Scale
- Growing the reach and depth of the organization.

- Strengthening the relevance and impact of the Foundation’s work.

strategic plan

Click the image to read the 2015-2018 Strategic Plan

Atlanta Foundation Awards Grant to Community Foundation for Baby Steps Early Literacy Initiative

The Communities of Coastal Georgia is pleased to announce that the Zeist Foundation based in Atlanta has awarded a grant to fund a part-time coordinator position for the community foundation’s Baby Steps early literacy initiative. “For an Atlanta foundation to recognize the potential our initiative holds to improve kindergarten readiness is tremendous affirmation,” explained Chairman Rees Sumerford.   “A nonprofit must be invited to submit a proposal and it must address the needs of at risk children, youth, and families in the areas of education, arts & culture or health & human services. Zeist looks for evidence of collaboration and innovation – and the trustees felt that they found both in our community-wide literacy initiative.

Read more: Zeist Foundation Makes Grant to Baby Steps