Established in 2010, Empower Charleston (previously Social Venture Partners Charleston) is the region’s foremost social collective of philanthropists who’ve pooled their resources and empowered 32 nonprofits to grow their unique impact through over $1.4M in funding and hundreds of volunteer hours. Focused on nonprofits throughout the Charleston and the Tri-country region, Empower Charleston connects philanthropists with diverse and global experiences to growing nonprofits who demonstrate transformational investment needs and are driving innovative approaches to some of the area’s most pressing problems.
Empower Charleston is grateful for the support from the following Corporate and Foundations Partners.
Empower Charleston operates under the aegis of the Coastal Community Foundation (CCF), the largest grant-making entity in South Carolina. CCF manages nearly $400 million in more than 700 funds established by individuals, families and organizations. Empower Charleston benefits from CCF’s strong relationships with hundreds of local nonprofits.
What Our Partners Are Saying
“Participation as an Empower Charleston Partner is eye-opening. You see philanthropy from the inside out.”
“Empower Charleston has given me the opportunity to learn and grow as philanthropist while serving my community at the same time.”
“Empower Charleston has provided the unique opportunity to meet and learn from fellow Partners. This has expanded my views about effective community engagement and philanthropy…”
“As I’ve become more involved with local nonprofits, I’ve been rewarded with a greater appreciation for the critical work they do. In many cases, I have benefited more than they have from our collaboration.”
The lifeblood of Empower Charleston is the diverse set of Partners who volunteer countless hours and resources to drive impact throughout our region’s nonprofits.
Andrea & Martin Deputy
Adam & Monica Fahrer
Davis & Stacie Marksbury
Donna & Scott Olsen
Mark & Stephanie Palchak
Tony & Mary Tripeny
Grier & Jessica Williford