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Climate Action initiatives environmental startups planet-first inventions in coastal North Carolina.

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The pitch

Why partner with us?

Today’s emerging entrepreneurs bringing forward innovative and future-focused businesses are becoming the business leaders of tomorrow, confronting multiple, interacting climate-related challenges.

propel innovation

Invest in a more environmentally- and socially-conscious future by supporting Blue Economy entrepreneurs.

see real results

See your money make a difference in North Carolina’s coastal environments and communities.

you're in good company

We collaborate with some of the region’s top organizations to solve tough problems facing our coastal ecosystems and human communities.


send a check

Mail to:
P.O. Box 35
Morehead City, NC

donate online

Direct deposit (ACH)

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Planned Giving

Learn about other types of giving such as IRA charitable
rollovers, gifts of stock, gift annuities, trusts, and more.

Institutional Giving

Foundations often provide general support to Stardust Startups. This unrestricted support keeps our nonprofit humming, our outreach in the region ongoing, and our community connections fresh.

In some cases, institutional funders invest in specific areas that reflect their mission and align with Stardust’s priorities and climate-compatible, future-focused initiatives! This may include support for coverage of important subjects such as ecosystem health, sustainable communities, or climate change.

Become a Collaborative Partner

As a relatively young nonprofit, Stardust Startups North Carolina is eager to partner with like-minded firms who see the value of and support our work. Thus, we offer a range of sustaining sponsorship levels, with benefits that are tailored to your company’s needs.

If you’re interested, we would be happy to send you a table detailing all the sponsorship levels. If you think something is missing, let us know and we will be happy to collaborate with your team to design and develop a customized benefits package.

For VC firms or high-net-worth individual sponsors interested in considering Stardust microgrant recipients for additional investment, we offer startup pipeline access. If there is an early-stage startup of interest in our portfolio, it can be moved through the pipeline from us to the interested party for continued funding.

Stardust Startups is a non-partisan nonprofit, working to support a healthier, more ecologically-sustainable planet.

We provide credible and transparent support to emerging entrepreneurs

We translate business ideas into business action

We empower our partners

We’re a committed team, and ask that you join our cause by donating today.
No amount is too small.

Stardust Startups is a 501(c)3 charitable
organization and contributions are tax-
deductible for income, gift, and estate taxes.
Our EIN is 47-5320711.