Steinberg Law Firm Stands Behind Its Community with 2017 Community Fund Program
The Steinberg Law Firm views giving back to the community as being just as important as representing our clients and supporting our staff. The Steinberg Community Fund Program provides funding for nonprofit organizations in the Lowcountry area to further their work and improve their organization for those they serve.
Our firm’s history has been deeply rooted in community service since founded in 1927. Our mission is to continue that legacy. The Steinberg Law Firm’s Community Fund Program is just one of the many ways that we give back to the community.
The program gives our staff members the opportunity to participate by selecting organizations most important to them to receive our support. This year our staff chose 11 organizations which focus on improving the workplace, literacy, the health, and welfare of children.
See the donations in action with this video!
Here is the list of the Steinberg Law Firm Community Fund Program Recipients in 2017 and a brief description of how they will utilize the funding to help create a better future for all of us. You can learn more about each organization by clicking the links.
Community in Schools serves over 10,000 at-risk students in Charleston and Berkeley County area by providing support and educational resources. Our donation will be used to help sponsor their High School Dropout Prevention program.
The Doors to Freedom initiative provides a safe space for minor female survivors of sex trafficking. Their mission also offers opportunities for education and growth so females in the program can move forward and take control of their lives. With the funding from the Steinberg Community Fund, Doors to Freedom will be able to purchase new computers giving participants the opportunity to get an online education and learn valuable computer skills.
Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic provides healthcare to adults that live or work on Johns, James, or Wadmalaw Island who are uninsured and have a low income. Our donation will help the Clinic with the purchase of a new computer and testing supplies.
Lowcountry Firefighter & EMS Support Team supports our first responders who experience things most of us thankfully will never have to endure but who often suffer PTSD as a result. Our grant will help the organization provide weighted blankets that have proven to be successful in helping to manage PTSD symptoms and increase restful sleep. They were chosen because of their tireless efforts to prevent suicide and provide counseling for our first responders.
The Henry Timrod Library promotes and fosters literacy by offering monthly book fairs, author reading, and other educational events. Their award from the Community Fund Program will be specifically used to further their efforts in the Timrod Library Youth literacy programs.
First Tee of Greater Charleston promotes golf as a positive influence and sport for our youth. Our donation will be used to purchase 12 sets of Youth Golf Clubs and provide 12 youth golf scholarships for children in our community.
Yo Art, Inc. gives children in our public schools the opportunity to explore their aptitude for art. They will use their SLF Community Fund donation will help students discover their creative potential under the guidance of professionals.
Camp Happy Days helps families that have a child diagnosed with cancer. Our donation will be used to help cover the cost of rent, gas, groceries, and other expenses for families with a child in their program going through cancer treatment.
Reading Partners South Carolina promotes literacy in youth by partnering adults with young students to introduce them to the joys of reading. Studies show that good reading skills is a strong predictor of success in school. Our donation will l help encourage children to become lifelong readers through individualized instruction with measurable results.
Meals on Wheels provides senior citizens in the Charleston area with hot, nutritious meals, a home check for shut-ins for safety, and companionship with volunteers who deliver meals. Our donation will help the organization to continue its wonderful service for our senior community.
Chuck Town Squash Scholars provides a blend of academic monitoring, physical activity, community service and more to children in the Charleston area with low resources. Our donation will help the program continue its services to help change the lives of more youth in our community.
Help us thank these organizations for the remarkable job they are doing in our community. You can learn more about, donate your time, or make a monetary donation for any of the organizations above.
Keep up with our hashtag #steinbergcares on social media to follow along with us as we visit each of these dedicated nonprofits & see how they will use the donation to their program.
Applications for support are accepted throughout the year and considered on a quarterly basis, with decisions announced in the summer or fall of each year. Grants range from $200 – $2,500.
Submissions must be focused on education, literacy, health care or workforce development to be considered for funding.
Eligibility: Applications are accepted for non-profits that are:
- Recognized by the I.R.S. as a public charity, exempt from income tax with a 501(c)(3) public charity
- Not a political or lobbying organization
Non-profit organizations that have questions are invited to submit an inquiry at: