PHILANTHROPY

Temple St. Clair has a tradition of giving back by supporting initiatives that are close to our hearts in Community, Conservation, and the Arts.

Community

We are based in New York City and seek out philanthropic initiatives close to home, and in our own neighborhoods.

SAFH - Trinity's Services and Food for the Homeless

SAFH is a non-profit organization located in New York City’s East Village that has been providing food and assistance to the homeless for over 30 years. SAFH offers nutritionally balanced meals everyday, serving over 200,000 meals annually to those in need. In addition, SAFH provides balanced food supplies to those who cannot leave their homes.

Temple and her husband have lived and raised their family in the East Village for the last 20 years. When their family moved to the neighborhood, they became personally familiar with the daily operations of SAFH and have been proud to support the organization ever since.

For learn more and support SAFH, please click here.

CONSERVATION

Temple, herself is a nature lover and draws on the beauty of land and sea for many of her jewels. She is currently on the Advisory Board of the Big Life Foundation and has served as a spokesperson and advocate for coral conservation.

Big Life Foundation

Temple is honored to serve on the advisory board of Big Life Foundation. Dedicated to community uplift and environmental conservation, Big Life Foundation protects over 1.6 million acres of wilderness in the Amboseli-Tsavo-Kilimanjaro ecosystem of East Africa. Big Life Foundation safeguards wildlife and wildlands by partnering with local communities, and specifically, with Maasai rangers.

Big Life Foundation plays a fundamental role in the local economy. In addition to compensating farmers for vital livestock lost at the hands of predators, this organization is also the single largest employer of people in the Amboseli-Tsavo-Kilimanjaro area. Big Life Foundation has also set up two boarding schools and one elementary school, which provide education for approximately 300 students a year.

As a company, we believe in preserving Earth’s natural beauty, and making sure that every child has an education. We are dedicated to providing whatever aid we can to help make this possible.

To learn more and support Big Life Foundation, please click here.

Coral Advocacy

Temple St Clair participated as a jewelry industry spokesperson for Seaweb's Too Precious to Wear campaign. The campaign worked to raise awareness about the threats facing corals due to over-harvesting, and rising ocean temperatures and acidification.

Coral is the foundation of the ocean’s ecosystem; about 25 percent of ocean life depends on coral reefs. Unfortunately, the planet has lost a dangerous amount of reefs do to human activity. Between 2002 and 2006, the United States alone imported an estimated 26 million pieces of red coral for jewelry. In order to protect these reefs and the animals who depend upon them, Temple St Clair has pledged not to use coral in any of our jewelry.

Lion Guardians

Protecting animals is a cause close to our hearts. Temple St Clair is donating a portion of all proceeds from our Lion collection to the Lion Guardians.

Lion Guardians is a Kenyan-based conservation organization devoted to protecting the king of beasts. Combining cutting-edge research with community participation, the Lion Guardians work with local Maasai tribes, giving them the tools to “effectively mitigate conflicts between people and wildlife, monitor lion populations, and help their own communities live with lions.” These animals are as crucial to the environment as they are to the local economy; by keeping them alive, Lion Guardians ensures a critical stream of revenue (through tourism) continues to reach and empower these tribes.

To learn more and support Lion Guardians, please click here.

THE ARTS

Support of the arts is also a foundational part of our company’s ethos; we see ourselves as a part of the broader community of artists, and regularly give back to those whose creative work in dance and literature often inspires our own.

Dance

Temple’s life and work partner was a professional modern dancer so being involved with dance has been a natural passion. Since our company’s founding nearly 30 years ago, we have been devoted to artists that inspire. We were honored to support Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater the New York City Ballet, Douglas Dunn Dance Company, The Yard, New York Live Arts, and The Joyce Theater to name a few. Funding dance remains an integral part of our philanthropy, and we are always looking to promote the places and choreographers we love.

Narrative Magazine

Temple’s creations always embody story as inspiration, and her devotion extends to a deep and abiding love of literature. She is a proud supporter of Narrative, the leading non-profit publisher of fiction, poetry and art. Narrative has launched the careers of many of today’s finest writers, and its Narrative in the Schools programs provide in-class resources and a free, digital library of literature to teachers and students in underserved communities all over the world. In her advocacy for arts education, Temple supports Narrative’s work with a specially designed Tell Me A Story Pendant, of which one-hundred percent of profits go directly to Narrative.

Temple’s Tell Me A Story Pendant is a wonderful talisman not just for bookworms, but for storytellers everywhere.

To subscribe and support Narrative Magazine, please click here.

The TSC Team’s Rainbow Angel Initiative

Our Rainbow Angel Initiative encourages our own team’s involvement in giving back. Our Rainbow Angels are an evergreen program where TSC employees choose and vote on philanthropic initiatives that are near and dear to them that fall under community, conservation or the arts. A percentage of sales from rainbow angel jewels will support the cause.

The Hetrick-Martin Institute

Founded in 1979, the Hetrick-Martin Institute located in downtown New York City believes all young people, regardless of sexual orientation or identity, deserve a safe and supportive environment in which to achieve their full potential. HMI creates this environment for LGBTQ+ youth between the ages of 13 and 24 and their families. From June 1- August 31, 2021, Temple St. Clair will donate 30% of all Rainbow Angel sales to Hetrick-Martin Institute. In addition, our team will be volunteering and supporting HMI youth in creative ways. For more information on Hetrick-Martin, please visit HMI.org.