$50,000 Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation Grant Awarded to PRSF

Okatie, SC.  On November 12, 2020, Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation awarded an Environmental Education Grant in the amount of $50,000 to the Port Royal Sound Foundation (PRSF). The grant will help us create a citizen scientist program to monitor water quality of the Port Royal Sound and compile historical water quality data as a basis for an annual State of the Sound Report; create a renewable energy exhibit; and implement a research forum about the Port Royal Sound.


“Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation has been one of our biggest supporters over the years. This incredible grant will help us begin to actively support Port Royal Sound research, connect researchers, and educate children and adults about the importance of the Port Royal Sound. Current and future decision makers will need factual data to guide their decisions. This grant will help us collect and share essential information for everyone.”

                                                                                                                        Executive Director, Jody Hayward

At A Glance


From creature feedings to nature hikes, we’ve got exciting events for the whole family to enjoy.


We are centrally located in Beaufort County, where S.C. 170 crosses the Chechessee River. Just take the right exit from either direction at the bridge.

Field Trips

Fun for all ages, field trips enhance students’ classroom curriculum and gives them a unique understanding of our coastal environment.


Truly the heart of our Foundation, volunteering is the perfect way to learn more about what makes the Sound so important to us.

Ways to Give

Help us make a more profound impact for generations to come, not only for the Sound but for our community too!

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