The Healthy Harbors Fund
The Healthy Harbors Grant Program will make grants for the benefit of water quality in the Charleston harbor and surrounding environment. Applications will be accepted from organizations/projects with a primary focus on water quality related to pollution and environmental changes in the greater Charleston area. This focus may include, but is not limited to: pollution action, academic research, data collection, citizen science, education, advocacy, litigation, and/or narrative creation involving:
- Emerging contaminants
- Pesticides, herbicides
- Marsh and land erosion
- Climate change and climate resilience
- Coastal flooding and its implications on public health
Average award: Average not yet determined.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. Jan. 15 or the next business day if the date falls on a weekend.
Criteria for eligibility
Eligibility for this program is limited to organizations working within Berkeley, Charleston and/or Dorchester counties whose projects have a primary benefit to the Charleston Harbor area and surrounding communities.
Priority is given to organizations with small to mid-sized operational budgets of $1,000,000 or less and activities that are reflective of & involve the community served. There is special encouragement from small organizations, including neighborhood groups, to apply.
Application process and schedule
Applicants will apply through our online portal beginning in November. A committee comprised of individuals with particular expertise in environmental concerns and water quality issues will consider the applications and make recommendations, and final decisions will be announced in March.
Caroline Rakar, firstname.lastname@example.org