Community Commitment Fund

About our Commitment

In November 2017, CoastalStates Bank (“CSB” or the “Bank”) established the CoastalStates Community Commitment, a CSB sponsored charitable fund established in partnership with the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry (the “CFLC”). The mission of the Commitment is to strengthen and enhance the communities served by CoastalStates Bank and/or its subsidiaries and affiliates through grants and employee volunteerism programs which support a diverse range of charitable efforts addressing local community needs and opportunities.

The stated mission of the Commitment is purposefully broad so that the Commitment can remain flexible in responding to the evolving needs of non-profit organization in the communities served by CSB.

The Commitment’s efforts are managed by Tracy Ferguson as the Director of the Commitment.  The Commitment Advisory Board consists of members of our team that reflect CSB’s values, most notably the Bank’s values of Service and Community.  The 2019 Commitment Advisory Board includes Steve Stone; Steve LaSota; Diana McDougall; Jeanne Thomas; Aaron Simmons; Shekelia Dickerson; and Bobbie Pearson. 

How to Contribute

All donations to the Commitment are tax deductible (please consult with your tax advisor) and CSB matches ALL donations from directors, officers, and employees to the Commitment, dollar-for-dollar! All undisbursed funds are held in a CFLC-managed account. The Commitment will provide a receipt for all donations on an annual basis.
Contributions may be made to the Commitment by donation directly to the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry. All contributions should clearly identify the CoastalStates Community Commitment as the recipient. For more information, please visit the CFLC website.  Thank you for your consideration!

Requesting a Grant

Grant requests may be made by any person and are initiated through the Commitment Grant Application.  To learn more or complete your request, please click here to download.  
  • The Commitment will be generally looking to make grants to validly established 501(c)3 charitable organizations working in the communities served by CSB;
  • The Commitment Advisory Board will meet to review grant requests on a scheduled quarterly basis; however, the Board may convene more frequently as needed from time-to-time to review expedited requests.