"The richness I achieve comes from Nature, the source of my inspiration." - Claude Monet

Sierra Club

Explore, Protect, Enjoy



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South Carolina Sierra Club
Post Office Box 2388
Columbia, South Carolina 29202


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Physical Address:
1314 Lincoln Street, Suite 211
Columbia South Carolina 29201


Mailing Addres:
Post Office Box 2388
Columbia, South Carolina 29202

Telephone Number: (803)256-8487

Club Fact Sheet

Sierra Club Fact Sheet


  • Private, 501(c)4 Non-Profit Organization with a 501(c)3 National Foundation
  • South Carolina Chapter is a volunteer driven organization
  • South Carolina leaders and policy are determined by a democratic process
  • South Carolina Chapter of the national Sierra Club has nine local groups
  • Approximately 5,800 members in the State of South Carolina
  • South Carolina Chapter has a professional staff including a chapter coordinator, contract lobbyist and a legal foundation associate
  • South Carolina Chapter founded on June 24, 1978



  • To explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth
  • To practice and promote the responsible use of earth’s ecosystems and resources
  • To educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment
  • To use all lawful means to carry out these objectives



  • Explore, enjoy and protect the planet



  • National board of directors set policy on national and international issues, the state chapter determines statewide policy, and local groups determine city/county conservation policy.



  • Public education on behalf of the environment
  • Regulatory advocacy on behalf of the environment
  • Legislative advocacy on behalf of the environment
  • Litigation on behalf of the environment
  • Outdoor recreation to enjoy the environment in a responsible manner



  • National Sierra Club established in 1892
  • Famous naturalist John Muir was the founder and first president
  • Oldest, largest non-profit grassroots environmental organization in the world
  • 750,000 members, 65 Chapters, over 400 local groups


Sources of Income

  • 99% individual contributions
  • 1% advertising and sales


Using Contributions Wisely

  • 88.8 cents of every dollar you give to the Sierra Club goes to conservation programs
Comments (1)
1 Thursday, 21 August 2014 08:24
F. M. Menou, Jr.
Looked through the web site: sc.org/sierra7 to enter for the prizes listed in the magazine, but, still have not found the site to register?????  Will take lots of luck to win one of those prizes??