Fundraising Dashboard – Q4 2023

Conservancy Financial Overview: October – December 2023

Key Takeaways:

  • Revenue: $850k (158% vs forecast)
  • Expenses: $866k (107% vs forecast)
  • Party for the Parks and Fall Campaign accounted for nearly half of revenue in 4Q2023.
  • The majority of expenses went directly back into the community through park projects and care and hosting free community events.

Party for the Parks:  Miami Vice

Key Takeaways:

  • Party for the Parks had its most profitable year yet in 2023 with over $200,000 raised to support the Conservancy.
  • Event income up 4% from 2022; due to inflation, expenses up 8% from previous year
  • 1/3 of income comes from sponsorships
  • Goal: raise $250,000 annually, this can be best accomplished through increasing sponsorships to help cover increasing event costs

Fall Campaign: Planting the Seeds for a Better Charleston

Key Takeaways:

  • Fall campaign revenue up 16%; number of donors up 40% from 2022
  • Number of donors up across nearly all gift sizes
  • 26% of donors were first time donors to the Conservancy
  • $1,500 raised in one day for Cut Flower Program expansion through successful Giving Tuesday campaign

Grants & Corporate Sponsorships Awarded: 

Thank you to the companies and corporate partners who pledged to support the Conservancy in the 4th quarter.   Your financial support allows us to continue to fulfill our mission.  If your organization’s values align with the Conservancy’s mission, please contact us to discuss partnership options.

  • $20,000: Dominion Energy in support of Teddy Bear Picnic
  • $18,000: Dominion Energy in support of Charleston Trees
  • $10,000: HDR Young Professionals Grant in support of adding Vego Beds to Medway Community Garden
  • $5,000: 2023 Northern Lowcountry Regional Grant in support of our Horticulture Fellowship Program
  • $5,000: Publix in support of Light the Lake
  • $5,000: Publix Super Markets Charities in support of Grow it Forward: Thanksgiving
  • $1,400 Greystar in support of adding irrigation for the cut flower donation program
  • $1,000 SC Ports Authority Grant in support of Corrine Jones Park renovation
  • $250 Dance Conservatory of Charleston in support of Summer Ice Cream Socials

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