Make a Difference

Your donations fulfill the needs of your neighbors on Johns or Wadmalaw Islands.


The Kiawah Cares Impact

“On behalf of the students, parents, faculty, and staff of Frierson Elementary, I cannot thank Kiawah Cares enough for your partnership this school year. Your love for our children and their families is truly evident with every donation, program, and service they provide. It is my job to fill the holes in these students’ lives, wherever they may be, and I cannot remember how the job was done before Kiawah Cares took us under your wing. One example of your incredible impact shines through the ‘Adopt-An-Elf’ program, which funds new uniforms and school supplies for our neediest children. The first distribution was more emotional than I could have ever imagined. Parents cried. First-graders were elated for new socks. Kids walked confidently down the hallway. They will all be warm this winter. For this, and for so many other wonderful things, I am overwhelmingly grateful.”

Corinne Crawford
Student Support Specialist, Communities In Schools of the Charleston Area


Kiawah Cares About Education

The annual Kiawah Cares About Education fundraiser is underway to eliminate academic and non-academic barriers for our Sea Islands students. Learn more. Make a donation to improve education.


Kiawah Cares is currently fundraising on behalf of the Mt. Zion Elementary School, and acting as a fiscal agent, to fund the $160,000 STEM program. Learn more. Make a donation to make STEM learning possible.

General Donations

Your donation to Kiawah Cares will address social issues on Johns and Wadmalaw Islands like education, health and wellness, hunger, employment, and housing. Each year, thousands of Sea Islands residents are supported by our programs that address critical needs or provide opportunities that lead to a better future. Make a general donation.

Amazon Smile

Shop at, select the Kiawah Cares Foundation as your beneficiary, and AmazonSmile will donate a portion of sales to the Kiawah Cares. The Amazon Smile shop is the same as, so you can still shop an endless assortment of items.