Our Cause

Vision and Mission Statement
The DI Conservancy is a SC nonprofit corporation organized exclusively for education, scientific and charitable purposes related to the study, protection and management of the natural resources of Daufuskie Island and the surrounding ecosystem.


History of Organization
The Daufuskie Island (DI) Conservancy was founded in 2005 for the purpose of environmental education with a focus on helping residents to learn about the island. The slogan is: “Love it, Save it, Share it.” The organization received 501 (c)(3) status on August 24, 2006 and interest has expanded to include natural resources, litter control, and recycling.

In 2007 we worked with one of the private communities on the island to establish a basic recycling program. The organization has a five-member Board of Directors; operates according to established by-laws; and strategically focuses its resources on developing partnerships, building a funding base, invigorating education and the Adopt-the-Road Program, and taking on “water” as an environmental issue on Daufuskie Island.

In 2009 the DI Conservancy, committed to strategic planning, began to research waste management and water conservation, and sustainable living.

Since its inception as a charitable organization with a focus on the environment, the DI Conservancy has engaged in the following types of activities: hosting annually, a series of monthly environmental talks on a variety of subjects (i.e., sea turtles, solar power, gardening, crabbing, fishing, etc.); contributing articles for publication in the local newsletter, the Daufuskie Island Porch; conducting an environmental survey; implementing an Adopt-a-Road Program and establishing a sustainable living farm.

 

501c3 Status Information

  • DIConservancy was formed on July 19, 2005
  • Bylaws were adopted May 15, 2006
  • DIC became a Nonprofit Corporation on August 24, 2006 and we applied for tax exemption.
  • DIC became exempt from Federal income tax under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code on October 30, 2007.  The exemption was determined effective on the application date of 8/24/06.  Our identification number is 56-2539707.  We are organized as a Public Charity.
  • The Articles of Incorporation were amended and approved by the state on Sept 20, 2008