Donating to the Foundation

The Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce Foundation was established to support the Chamber's two youth programs, Youth Leadership and Student Training and Exploration Program (STEP).

The Youth Leadership Program is an intensive and elite, seven-month program designed to provide Eastern Shore high school students with the opportunity to gain a greater knowledge about their community, develop strong leadership skills and gain more self and social awareness. 

STEP is a four-year leadership and career pathway exploration initiative for Eastern Shore high school students. STEP engages students in the 9th grade and follows them through their 12th grade year. Students explore the high demand career opportunities in Southwest Alabama while connecting classroom knowledge with skills needed in the workplace. This program also helps to instill confidence and self-esteem in order for students to reach their highest potential of success. 

The Chamber of Commerce Foundation is a 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization. For more information on donating to the foundation email us at