Posted on May 2nd, 2016

Bunnelle LogoThe Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation recently awarded $345,000 in its “Grants for the Common Good” program to twenty-two organizations working in Georgetown County. This competitive grant cycle was completed in April.

Geales Sands, Executive Director, said, “We are pleased and proud to support these nonprofits. They all share our goal of improving the quality of life for our County’s residents.”

Two areas of the Bunnelle Foundation mission were addressed in this cycle. Awards made in the area of “Addressing the Root Causes of Poverty” were to Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation, Miss Ruby’s Kids, Nurse-Family Partnership, and The Salvation Army.

Awards made in the area of “Encouraging Positive Youth Development” were to Bible Way Community Learning Center, Black River United Way, Cultural Council of Georgetown County, Friends of Coastal South Carolina, Georgetown County Boys Mentor Group, Georgetown County Family YMCA, Georgetown Presbyterian Church/Hispanic Outreach, Grand Strand Miracle League, Grand Strand Tech Council, Institute for Child Success, Pawleys Island Child Development Center, S.O.S. Health Care, South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics, St. Christopher’s Children, Teach My People, The J.O.Y. School, The Village Group, and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service/Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge.

The next available competitive cycle begins in June and will address the Bunnelle Foundation mission areas of “Promoting Economic Vitality,” “Preserving the Environment” and “Meeting Basic Human Needs.” Please visit  for more information.

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Amy Downing, Program Officer

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