Briefing: SC Ports Authority's Community Grants Program

Together SC briefing on SC Ports Authority Community Giving Program

Tuesday, July 19, 2022
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)
Zoom - Register for Link
Category: Grantmaker Briefings

Interested in applying to SC State Ports Authority's Community Giving Program?

Join us for a quick chat with Kelsi Brewer, Director of Corporate Communications & Community Giving at SC Ports Authority.

This year they are offering three grant levels: $7,500, $5,000, and $2,500.

Online applications must be submitted by 5 pm on Friday, July 29, 2022.

Kelsi will share with us their application process and the types of programs they seek to fund within their four focus areas: 

  • Maritime Commerce: South Carolina Ports is committed to sponsoring programs and services that educate and promote maritime commerce and transportation, market interaction, trade development, maritime industry-related career readiness, and maritime services.
  • Economic Development: South Carolina Ports is committed to supporting maritime-related trade associations, small business development initiatives, economic growth, chamber memberships and activities, and education.
  • Environmental Awareness: South Carolina Ports is committed to sponsoring programs that promote environmental protection and/or stewardship through educational projects and initiatives aimed at waste reduction, pollution prevention, marsh creation, and storm-water management. The range of programs may include parks and open space development, community environmental initiatives, and restoration projects dedicated to protecting the environment, and promoting environmental stewardship.
  • Community Outreach: South Carolina Ports is committed to supporting community-based activities or programs that promote the general welfare of a community and promote port-related alliances, governmental cooperatives, strategic opportunities for South Carolina Ports employee volunteerism, and educational initiatives and community outreach efforts. The highest priority consideration will be given to those communities in which the port operates.

Attendees (77)

Adrienne Troy-Frazier

Executive Director

Berkeley County First Steps

Alexandria Russell

Development Manager

Charleston Legal Access

Ashleigh Reed

Director of Development

Summerville Family YMCA

Barbara Thomas

Interim Executive Director

Lowcountry Habitat for Humanity, Inc.

Brianna Pee

211 Regional Coordinator

United Way Association of SC

Brooke Robertson

Graphic Designer | Developer

Neue South Collective

Cecilia Meggs

Executive Director

Lighthouse Ministries

Cheryl O'Donnell

Executive Director

Florence Crittenton Programs of SC

Daniel Prohaska

President & CEO

Lions Vision Services

David Ray

Chief Conservation Officer

Lowcountry Land Trust

Djuanna Brockington

Director of Development and Marketing

Charleston Promise Neighborhood

Duchett Polite Hylton

Executive Director

Jasper County First Steps

Dwana Doctor

Executive Director

Hampton County First Steps

GP McLeer


Upstate Mobility Alliance

Gwen Chambers

Executive Director


Janie Lackman

Director of Development

Good Neighbor Free Medical Clinic of Beaufort

Jeni Becker

Donor Ambassador

Windwood Family Services

Josie Newton

Watershed Scientist

Friends of the Reedy River

Kate Pratt

VP, Operations

SC Association for Community Economic Development

Kati McArdle

Grants Manager

Coastal Conservation League

Kendall Biga

Program Coordinator

Charleston Hope

Laurie Rovin

Nonprofit Consultant/Interim Executive Director

Laurie Rovin, LLC

Leah Crosby

Program Office Manager/Literacy Outreach Coord.

Charleston County First Steps

Lisa Van Bergen


Professional Nonprofit Solutions

Lyndsey Marchman

Grants Development Coordinator

Children's Trust of SC

Madeleine McGee


Together SC

Maranda Evans


God's Hug

Maurice Lawyer

Chief of Operations

The Legacy Foundation of SC

Melissa Huff

Executive Director


Michael Brown

Executive Director

Sustaining Way

Nanci Conley

Development Officer

The Village Group

Ronald McInnis

Helping Hands of Georgetown

Sandy Morckel

President & Change Agent for Inspired Philanthropy

Solutions for the Greater Good

Shond Graham

Coordinator of Fundraising Events & Projects

The Legacy Foundation of SC

Tanya Rodriguez-Hodges

Executive Director

Latino Communications CDC

Terri Towle

Director of Fund Development

Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation/Leeza's Care Connection

Travis Williams

Founder & Executive Director

African American Prosperity Network

Venolia Jordan

Board chairperson

King's Court

Viktoria McKenna

Development Director

Ezekiel Ministries

38 Other Registered Attendees

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