SCELP, as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is primarily funded by generous contributions of individuals, private foundations and other grant-making organizations. Every December, we publish the full list of the year's donors in our Winter Newsletter, but over the last several years we have received "foundational" support from the following institutions:

  • Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation
  • The Coastal Community Foundation (CCF)
  • Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation
  • The Beaufort Fund of the CCF
  • The Johanna Foundation
  • Jolley Foundation
  • The Graham Foundation
  • Spaulding Paolozzi Foundation
  • South Carolina Bar Foundation
  • The Butler Conservation Fund

Protecting South Carolina's Natural Environment for Over 30 Years

This requires a lot of resources and our success would not have been possible without their partnership and support of many outstanding groups and individuals, including:

  • Robert and Jane Avinger Fund of the Foundation for the Carolinas
  • The Bakker Family Fund of the CCF
  • Frank & Ranlet Bell
  • The Henry M. Blackmer Foundation
  • The Bridging Peace Fund of the Tides Foundation
  • Frances Close/The Springs Close Foundation
  • Richard & Barbara Cross
  • John Mark & Robin Dean
  • Harry Dalton
  • Jon & Margaret Fabri
  • Paul & Carmela Haklisch
  • Richard & Jamie Harpootlian
  • Harriet & Herbert Keyserling Endowment of CCF
  • Robert L. Huffines, Jr. Foundation
  • Charles & Virginia Lane
  • Justin Lucey
  • Jerry & Tammy McGee
  • Dennis and Fran Nolan
  • Michael & Virginia Prevost
  • Robert Schofield, III
  • Fred Stanback Fund of the Foundation for the Carolinas
  • Greg & Laura VanDerwerker
  • Dean Moss & Wendy Zara

SCELP’s mission is funded by charitable contributions from individuals as well as private foundations, local businesses and other entities. Gifts and donations made up more than 90% of our revenue in2019 and 2020, and the balance is earned income from our legal work.

Personnel costs absorb between 70% and 75% of our annual budgets. In recent years, at least 70% of our expenses supported our programmatic work, even when we made significant investments in organizational growth.

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