#GivingTuesday is November 29, 2022,
but the needs are year-round
67th Annual Beaufort Water Festival: A great opportunity for market exposure and access to the best summer festival for your staff is by becoming a Beaufort Water Festival sponsor. There are many levels, and all include marketing of your business on a variety of platforms reaching thousands. This year’s Festival in the Henry Chambers Waterfront Park will continue the good time traditions!
Beaufort Digital Corridor – The Beaufort Digital Corridor is seeking funding to host a 2023 TechStars Start-Up Weekend, a three-day, entrepreneur-led, community event held in cities across the world to showcase the local startup ecosystem through meetups, lectures, discussions, and celebrations. Startup Weekend is open to all and is aimed at showcasing and including all involved in the community. The intent is to bring entrepreneurs together to build momentum and opportunity around the local community’s unique entrepreneurial identity. Support efforts to develop a better environment for business start-ups!
Child Abuse Prevention Association: The Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA) exists to break the destructive cycle of child abuse and neglect by equipping parents, children and their caregivers with necessary skills, knowledge and values. CAPA will be host the popular “Dancing With Our Stars” event in Spring 2023 to raise money to fund their important programs. Donate today!
Coastal Conservation League: The Coastal Conservation League is working throughout the Lowcountry every day to protect and advocate for this special place and the relationship between its people and the land, water, and wildlife. Our Beaufort-based South Coast Office is dedicated to promoting a beautiful, resilient, and livable Beaufort County for years to come by continuing the fight to save and permanently protect fragile barrier islands like Bay Point, speaking out against proposed changes at Palmetto Bluff that would threaten the water quality, marsh ecosystem, and integrity of this environmentally-sensitive community, advocating to ensure that the plan for US Highway 278 and the bridges to Hilton Head promotes a community-oriented gateway to the island and protects the historic Stoney community through which it passes, and much more! Learn more about our South Coast work and how you can help today.
Friends of Caroline Hospice: Friends of Caroline provides quality-of-life care that offers hope and encouragement to those nearing the end-of-life journey with support for their family, friends, and community. The leading fundraising initiative for 2022 is the Capital Campaign for Caroline’s Cottage, the first inpatient hospice in the Lowcountry. The signature event is a Butterfly Release on April 30th at the Waterfront Park.
Friends of the Spanish Moss Trail: FSMT advocates for the development, maintenance and enhancement of the Spanish Moss Trail. In 2022, there are several important initiatives moving forward with primary fundraising efforts concentrated on Phase 2 of the Downtown Beaufort Connector. When complete, the Downtown Beaufort Connector will run 1 mile along the most scenic route from the Bay Street bluff to the ceremonial heart of the Trail at the Depot Trailhead. Beaufort County is leading Phase 1 of the Connector – bringing the Trail from the Depot Trailhead to Ribaut Road. Donate to support this important project.
Military Hearts Matter: To continue helping military members and their families with heart health issues and awareness, Military Hearts Matter will host “The Heart of SuperNova,” a program that provides room makeovers for active duty-military/veterans families who find out that they have a baby diagnosed with heart issues. Help “serve the hearts that serve” in 2023!
Open Land Trust: As the first land trust in South Carolina, the Open Land Trust here in Beaufort protects over 25,000 acres in 7 counties across the south Lowcountry. Many of the properties are large and expansive, resulting in countless hours of monitoring and stewardship. As a fundraising goal for 2022, in light of the COVID pandemic, the Open Land Trust is fundraising for the acquisition of a drone to be used for protected property monitoring and inspection of new property. The ability to monitor the entirety of a protected property each year, ensures conservation values are protected and unharmed, to safeguard the property’s protection in perpetuity. The ability to provide landowners with an aerial view of their property is an added bonus to the acquisition of a drone for conservation. Donate on the OLT website.
Penn Center: Located on beautiful St. Helena Island, at the very heart of Gullah culture, surrounded by glimmering marshes, and nestled beneath the silvery moss-draped limbs of massive live oaks… is Penn Center. The campus of the former Penn School, one of the nation’s first schools for formerly enslaved people, is one of the most significant African American institutions in existence today. This historic and cultural institution is a National Historic Landmark District and comprises two of the four sites in Reconstruction Era National Park. Donate in support of the educational programming.
Sea Island Coalition: This non-profit group seeks to engage the community and work with government and the community to ensure successful and sustainable development that retains the look, feel and livability of the Sea Islands Corridor. 2022 requests for funding support operational needs, like communication tools regarding the infrastructure traffic improvement advocacy. Click here to learn more.
THESE ARE JUST A HANDFUL OF OPPORTUNITIES TO MAKE OUR COMMUNITY BETTER. TO SEE A FULL LIST OF NON-PROFITS IN OUR MEMBER DIRECTORY, CLICK HERE.