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Giving Back

Through its hands-on approach to media arts education, Yo Art! is molding local students into budding fashion designers, photographers, and tech magnates 

Operation Home does more than repair houses; it impacts the lives of Lowcountry residents in need, one project at a time

One local couple has logged 16 years as volunteer divers in the South Carolina Aquarium’s Great Ocean Tank

A far-reaching Farm-to-School Initiative based at College of Charleston helps kids nourish their minds and bodies alike

A fledgling nonprofit engages adults with special needs in activities centered around healthy living and creative self-expression

Hundreds of volunteers pay biweekly visits to 14 local schools, helping the nonprofit Reading Partners boost students’ skills

Through art, yoga, music, and more, Respite Care Charleston cultivates feelings of pride and productivity in locals with dementia

Meet the honorees, read about their good deeds, learn more about the finalists for Nonprofit of the Year, and join us to celebrate philanthropy in the Lowcountry!

Mission: To encourage and support self-sufficiency and self-worth for people in need in our community through education, wellness, and outreach services


Mission: To help children, adolescents, and adults identify and overcome learning challenges, including learning disabilities, social/behavioral difficulties, ADHD, and dyslexia


Mission: To rescue and re-home horses in need and prevent future cruelty

Mission: To prevent cruelty to animals


Mission: To identify and address vital environmental issues by providing medical care to injured birds of prey and shorebirds


The poet and book editor continues to leave her mark for positive change in the Lowcountry

Planting seeds of transformation in a once-blighted neighborhood and beyond


A small company gives back in a big way—$2.4 million big

The PR maven who donates her media savvy and storytelling skills to great causes


Fifteen years of dedicated work for Sea Island Habitat for Humanity

A Charleston native reflects on the evolution of local philanthropy

The Lowcountry Maritime Society puts students at the helm through hands-on programming