Our Charity – Engaging Creative Minds


Engaging Creative Minds’ vision is to inspire students to become imaginative, adaptable and productive adults, resulting in stronger communities and a more capable SC workforce.

The purpose of Engaging Creative Minds partnership is to provide creative learning opportunities that encourage imagination and innovation to help students achieve academically, stay engaged in school and succeed in life.

Engaging Creative Minds’ goals are to:

  • provide all students equal access to quality learning opportunities based on curriculum standards in all interested schools in the three-county region.
  • increase student engagement in learning.
  • increase the capacity of local organizations and individuals (Engaging Learning Experiences (ELE) Partners) to deliver highly impactful learning opportunities for students.

Since 2011 the Charleston Marathon has raised  $470,000 for our charities! These moneys are used to fund grant requests from Charleston County Schools for arts programming.

Grant Applications

To access Engaging Creative Minds grant applications, or to submit yours, click the button below.

ECM Grants Page