MURRELLS INLET, S.C.: December 3, 2015 – Waccamaw Community Foundation, a grantmaking institution dedicated to serving Horry and Georgetown Counties, today announced funding of $12,500 to 5 local nonprofits in its 4th Quarter Grant Cycle. Funds awarded were made possible through the Elsie Beavers Carver and E. Lois Carver Educational Fund and the Waccamaw Community Trust Fund.
Meet our 3rd Quarter grantees:
AMIkids Georgetown is part of the national AMIkids organization, which supports boys at group home through a combination of education, therapeutic treatment and behavior modification. The local Georgetown chapter currently houses 34 boys, and their grant from the Waccamaw Community Trust will help upgrade appliances on site.
Family Outreach of Horry County works to prevent teenage pregnancy and support teenage mothers through education and community mobilization. Their grant from the Waccamaw Community Trust will purchase educational videos for the Teen Parenting Educational program, which promotes positive parenting skills, increased self-esteem and self-sufficiency in teen mothers.
Horry County Literacy Council has provided volunteer tutoring services to adults and school dropouts for nearly 40 years. It has grown to serve ESL populations and adults with learning differences since its founding. Their Carver Educational Fund grant will provide 30 tutors with training in the Barton Reading & Spelling System to enhance their ability to tutor individuals with auditory learning differences.
Junior Achievement of Central South Carolina promotes the organizations three main tenets of financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship in K-12 classrooms across central and coastal South Carolina. Their support from the Carver Educational Fund will bring JA’s curriculum to 220 students Grades K-3 in Myrtle Beach.
South Carolina Youth Leadership Conference connects leading high school sophomores from across the state at an annual three-day conference, to be held in Beaufort for 2016. Their Carver Educational Fund grant will provide scholarships for students from Horry and Georgetown Counties to attend the conference.
Grants from the Carver Educational Fund and the Waccamaw Community Trust Fund are awarded on a quarterly basis. Grants from the Carver Educational Fund range from $500 to $5,000 to “programs and projects that further the cause of education.” The Waccamaw Community Trust Fund awards grants in the amount of $500 to $2,500 to a variety of local nonprofits for projects related to their missions.
For more information about Waccamaw Community Foundation grants or how to contribute to WCF charitable funds, please visit waccamawcf.org/grants-scholarships/ or contact Shawna Mosley-Foster at email@example.com.
About Waccamaw Community Foundation: Waccamaw Community Foundation seeks to improve quality of life across Horry and Georgetown Counties by facilitating the creation of permanent resources for charitable giving. Founded in 1999, Waccamaw Community Foundation connects philanthropists to the causes they care about, ensuring their contributions will grow far into the future. To learn more visit waccamawcf.org or call (843) 357-4483.