July 5, 2023

SC Ports opens application process for Community Giving Program

Fresh Future Farm, dedicated to addressing food insecurity and improving access to healthy food, was a Community Giving grant recipient in fiscal year 2023. (Photo/Provided)

CHARLESTON, SC — JULY 5, 2023 — The application process is now open for South Carolina Ports’ Community Giving Program, giving nonprofits an opportunity to expand their reach.

SC Ports dedicates a portion of its revenues each year to support charitable organizations. Since the program launched in 2013, SC Ports has given nearly $1 million to nonprofits and workforce development efforts around the state.

“One of the many impactful commitments our SC Ports team makes each year is its firm promise to consistently serve our communities,” SC Ports President and CEO Barbara Melvin said. “We are proud to support the efforts of nonprofits around the state who work to make a meaningful difference in the lives of South Carolinians.”

For fiscal year 2024, SC Ports will award $7,500, $5,000, $2,500 and $1,000 grants to help further organizations’ missions. Programs with measurable, sustained impacts receive priority during the selection process.

Learn more details and apply here.

About South Carolina Ports Authority

South Carolina Ports owns and operates marine terminals at the Port of Charleston and two rail-served inland ports in Greer and Dillon. As the 8th largest U.S. container port, SC Ports connects port-dependent businesses throughout the Southeast and beyond to global markets. SC Ports proactively invests in infrastructure ahead of demand to provide reliable service, efficient operations, cargo capacity, an expansive rail network and the deepest harbor on the East Coast at 52 feet. SC Ports is a vital economic engine for South Carolina, with port operations supporting 1 in 10 jobs statewide. Learn more: scspa.com.