Sen. Marlon Kimpson Fulfills Commitment to Donate Senate Salary For First Term

News Release – For Immediate Release

Senator Marlon Kimpson, his wife Kimberlyn and the Time To Give Back Committee are pleased to announce the non-profit organizations that have been selected to receive grant funding from his South Carolina Senate compensation this year.  This year’s recipients include:

ARMS and EXCEL Academies
Charleston Community Impact
Charleston Legal Access
Charleston Pride Festival
Charleston Trident Urban League
Charleston Youth Leadership Council
Clap Your Hands
Fetter Health
HALOS
Homeless to Hope
I AM Foundation
Lowcountry Alliance for Model Communities
Mental Health Heroes
Metanoia
Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church
Power, Love, & Purpose
SMART Kids
The Kars Institute

The Kimpsons have donated more than $20,000 to forty-two different charities that serve District 42 since being sworn into office in 2014.  “I think it is important to give back to the people of Charleston and raise the bar for public service,” said Senator Kimpson.  “Although this is the final year of a three year commitment, we plan to continue to demonstrate our generosity in other ways moving forward,” added Kimpson.  This year the grants awarded range from $240 to $1,000.  In South Carolina, state senators are compensated $10,400 gross, annually as a salary.  Senator Kimpson chose a committee of citizens that reside in Senate District 42 to help him make the selections.

Previous grant award winners include:

Art Forms & Theatre Concepts, Inc.
Beyond Our Walls, Inc.
Charity Missionary Baptist Church
Charleston Promise Neighborhood
Charleston Symphony Orchestra Gospel Choir and Spiritual Ensemble
Charleston Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation
Closing the Gap in Healthcare
Connections and You, Inc.
Corpus Callosum
Ebony City Soccer Club and Youth Development Program
Father to Father
Increasing HOPE Financial Training Center
LowCountry RISE
On Solid Grounds
Real Talk, Real Action, Real Results
Royal Missionary Baptist Church Foundation
Shield Ministries
Take It To The Streets
Teachers’ Supply Closet
The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center
The Liberty Hill Improvement Council After School Literacy Program
The Tiny House Project of Charleston
We Are Family

About the Time To Give Back Grants

The Time to Give Back initiative was established by Senator Marlon Kimpson and his wife Kimberlyn in 2014, to provide eligible non-profit organizations serving the citizens in Senate District 42 with grant funding from his senatorial compensation. To be awarded a Time to Give Back grant, the organization must meet the following criteria:

  • A non-profit organization with a current 501(C)(3) public charity designation by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
  • The non-profit organization must serve the residents of South Carolina Senate District 42.
  • Complete the application, including essay questions and provide all necessary documentation by the deadline.

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Official Contact Info
Marlon E. Kimpson
Telephone: (843) 216-0199
Email: marlonkimpson@scsenate.gov
Mailing Address:
28 Bridgeside Blvd.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464