$ 1
2022 Charitable Contribution
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Charitable Donations Since 1986

CHARITY FIRST

SUPPORT THE BIG ROCK FOUNDATION
and help benefit charities and worthy organizations throughout Eastern North Carolina.

In 2022, Big Rock’s annual charitable contribution totaled $1 MILLION for the second time in tournament history! In addition to contributing over $100,000 to core charities, the Big Rock was able to donate more than $800,000 towards larger impact campaigns.

The Big Rock Foundation continued to support Carteret County Schools this year with a contribution of $376,000 to various schools. The Carteret County School System has received over $1.3 million in funding over the past 35 years.The Big Rock Foundation designates $140,000 to a group of core charities and encourages other organizations to apply for grants for higher-impact projects.

BIG ROCK CHARITABLE GIVING REACHES $8.5 MILLION

The Big Rock Board of Directors and its Charity Committee have committed to a core group of charities in the community to receive consistent funding from the tournament. The entire process is driven by the fit between Big Rock’s five-point mission statement and the destination of the charitable funds. In addition to these yearly donations, the board also reviews new larger impact community projects. These donations are funded by the success of the tournament, our sponsors and retail sales.
 
In 2022, the Big Rock Tournament’s annual charitable contribution totaled $1 MILLION for the SECOND time in tournament history! 

MISSION STATEMENT

1. To promote sportfishing throughout Carteret County and the state of North Carolina.
2. To promote Conservation among Sportfishermen.
3. To raise money for Charities and Worthy Community Projects.
4. To preserve Maritime Culture and Heritage.
5. To promote Marine Education

CORE CHARITIES

Boy Scouts – East Carolina Council
Broad Street Clinic
The History Place
Hope Mission Soup Kitchen
Martha’s Mission Food Cupboard
BIG ROCK KIDS Boys and Girls Club

NC State University Research
NC Symphony
The Station Club
Crystal Coast Hospice House
KWLA Carteret Health Care Cancer Center

ADDITIONAL 2022 CHARITY RECIPIENTS

Arts Council of Carteret County
Beaufort Elementary School
Beaufort Middle School
Bogue Sound Elementary
Bridge Down East
Carteret Preschool
Croatan High School Track & Field
Crystal Coast Cancer Rehabilitation
Delta Health Foundation
East Carteret High School
Gramercy Christian School

Hope is Alive Ministries
Mile of Hope Foundation
Military Appreciation Day
Misplaced Mutts
Morehead City Fire/EMS
Morehead City Little League
Morehead City Primary School
Newport Middle School
Tag A Giant Foundation
The History Place

APPLICATION DEADLINE AUGUST 4, 2023

The application period for 2023 Big Rock Grant Requests is CLOSED. Check back for 2024 application process.

CONTACT

Crystal Hesmer, Big Rock Foundation Director
(252) 241-1515, crystal@thebigrock.com