LDEI Charleston is committed to supporting the vibrant food culture in our community, and provides thousands of dollars of funding and numerous volunteer hours to local organizations each year. We are primarily interested in partnering with organizations that are aligned with our mission, and/or work in the areas of: green tables/farming, global culinary initiatives, the culinary community and programs that teach cooking, nutrition or support anti-hunger work.

Organizations that are interested in partnering with us can submit applications for both funding and volunteer hours on an ongoing basis, and will be evaluated per the calendar below. LDEI Charleston will give only one financial grant per organization per calendar year and only to registered 501(c)3 non-­profit organizations.

If selected as our Signature Charity Partner, your organization will be featured at our annual fundraiser, Autumn Affair, in October and will receive funds from that event.


12/1 – Call for applications

1/24 – Applications due

3/1 – Recipients chosen

3/5 – Recipients notified

2015 Signature Charity Partner

We are very excited to be working with the Lowcountry Food Bank as our partner this year!  They are an amazing and passionate group.  Please support them too!