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Adult & Teen Challenge SC
Mission Statement: We endeavor to help a person to become MENTALLY sound, EMOTIONALLY balanced, SOCIALLY adjusted, PHYSICALLY well, and Spiritually Alive.
Contact: E. Wayne Powell
Area of Focus: Religion
Contact Email: pastorwayne4901@gmail.com
Physical Address: 20515 North Fraser Street, Georgetown,, South Carolina 29440
All4Paws Animal Rescue
Mission Statement: All4Paws is a dog and cat rescue organization that addresses the physical and emotional needs of abandoned animals through an evolving holistic approach. As a compassionate no-kill rescue organization we strive to responsibly rescue, take care of, and place as many ownerless and scheduled to die, lost, abandoned and/or abused animals as possible; to support community spay/neuter initiatives that reduce unwanted dog and cat populations while becoming a more valued community resource.
Contact: Thomas Carter
Area of Focus: Animals
Contact Email: emailtcarter@cs.com
Physical Address: 708 Petigru Drive, Pawleys Island, SC 29585
EIN #: 45-3676896
Alzheimer’s Association South Carolina Chapter
Mission Statement: The Alzheimer’s Association leads the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.
Contact: Freda Stephenson
Area of Focus: Health
Contact Email: fstephenson@alz.org
Physical Address: 140 Stoneridge Drive Suite 640, Columbia, SC 29210
American Red Cross of South Carolina
Mission Statement: The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.The Palmetto SC Region of the American Red Cross provides vital services to the residents of South Carolina including disaster relief, health and safety classes, blood collection for hospitals and services to the armed forces.
Contact: Megan Reilly
Area of Focus: Human Services, Disaster Relief
Contact Email: megan.reilly@redcross.org
Physical Address: 3531 Pampas Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Associated Charities
Mission Statement: To show love and compassion and to better the lives of people through quality charitable service.
Contact: Cindy Dawsey/Phillip Armstrong
Area of Focus: Human Services
Contact Email: associatedcharities843@gmail.com
Physical Address: 742 Lumber Street, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29578
Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired South Carolina
Mission Statement: Empowering people who are blind or have low vision to live fulfilling, purpose-driven lives.
Contact: Brooks Harken
Area of Focus: Human Services
Contact Email: bharken@abvisc.org
Physical Address: 1 Carriage Lane, Building A, Charleston, SC 29407
EIN #: 570324912
Barnabas Horse Foundation
Mission Statement: To provide equine assisted services for individuals and families recovering from a traumatic experience and/or to improve the quality of life of children and adults with disabilities through human and horse interaction.
Contact: Sue McKinney
Area of Focus: Human Services
Contact Email: suem@barnabashorse.org
Physical Address: 4533 New River Road, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Baskervill Food Pantry
Mission Statement: In collaboration with area churches, community and civic organizations, the Baskervill Food Pantry is an outreach ministry of Holy Cross Faith Memorial Episcopal Church. The mission of of the Baskervill Food Pantry is to provide supplemental food and nutrition education to people of the Georgetown County area who are food insecure while promoting community awareness of food insecurity.
Contact: Nancy Cave
Area of Focus: Public, Societal Benefit
Contact Email: nancycave579@gmail.com
Physical Address: 99 Baskervill Drive, Pawleys Island, SC 29585
Birthright of Georgetown
Mission Statement: The Birthright center in Georgetown, SC is an outreach and resource center for pregnant women, foster parent(s) and guardians. Services include mentoring as well as referral assistance to medical care, appropriate community and government agencies, parenting programs and adoption providers. Resources offered are pregnancy tests, diapers, wipes, baby clothing, layettes for newborns, personal care items, and educational assistance. Birthright is not a political organization and is not affiliated with a specific religion or group.
Contact: Denise Lee
Area of Focus: Human Services
Contact Email: denisejmlee@gmail.com
Physical Address: 1905 Front Street., Georgetown, South Carolina 29440
Black River United Way
Mission Statement: The Black River United Way (BRUW) creates a better quality of life for people in Georgetown and Williamsburg Counties by leveraging resources to lead early grade learning programs for children, build family self-sufficiency, and ensure disaster resiliency through preparation and mitigation: with the goal of producing the greatest community impact.
Contact: Yolanda McCray
Area of Focus: Early Education, Disaster Relief
Contact Email: yolanda@blackriveruw.org
Physical Address: 1514 Bourne Street, Georgetown, SC 29440-3621
Blue Star Mothers of Coastal Carolina
Mission Statement: Blue Star Mothers of Coastal Carolina is a chapter of Blue Star Mothers National. We are Mothers, Grandmothers and Step Mothers who have or have had children serving in the US Military. We support our troops here and around the globe. We support our area Veterans and Veterans Organizations. We are the Grand Strands Official Sponsors for Wreaths Across America for the Florence National Cemetery. And we support each other when our children are deployed or any member is in need. We have been a chartered chapter of Blue Star Mothers since 2008. We have over 55 Members and over 30 Associate Members (aunts, sisters, wives, Dads, husbands and Veterans)
Contact: Carol Dion
Area of Focus: (Other)
Contact Email: bsm.coastalsc@yahoo.com
Physical Address: (For meetings only) 479 Moose Lodge, Burcale Rd., Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
Boys & Girls Club of Grand Strand
Mission Statement: To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens
Contact: Karen Vassell
Area of Focus: Education
Contact Email: Kvassell@boysandgirlsgs.org
Physical Address: 1000 Dunbar St, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
EIN #: 57-1051611
Burgess Community Garden
Mission Statement: Unity’s Burgess Community Garden mission is to work together, with local groups, to grow and deliver fresh produce, while encouraging healthy living and nutritional education for the Burgess community and organizations serving vulnerable youth.
Contact: Darralyn Alexander
Area of Focus: Health
Contact Email: dalexander@reimbursementstrategies.net
Physical Address: 6173 Salem Road, Myrtle Beach, SC 29526
Camp Happy Days
Mission Statement: Camp Happy Days’ mission is to offer support and encouragement to children diagnosed with cancer and their families by providing cost free year-round programs, special events and access to crisis resources. Our goal is to improve the physical, emotional and psychological health of the entire family facing pediatric cancer.
Contact: Cindy Hay Johnson
Area of Focus: Human Services
Contact Email: cindy@camphappydays.com
Physical Address: 933 Dupont Rd. Suite B, Charleston, SC 29407
Canine Angels Service Dogs
Mission Statement: To provide highly trained and certified service dogs to local disabled veterans, first responders, and children with autism in order to return to our local heroes the dignity and independence they sacrificed for us all.
Contact: Richard Kaplan
Area of Focus: Human Services
Contact Email: rick@canineangelsusa.org
Physical Address: 2873 Loblolly Ave, Little River, SC 29566
Careteam Plus
Mission Statement: To provide convenient access to exceptional health care service, when and where patients need it, regardless of their ability to pay.
Contact: Gina Waller, Director of Marketing and Development
Area of Focus: Health
Contact Email: gwaller@careteamplus.org
Physical Address: 100 Professional Park Drive, Conway, SC 29526
Catholic Charities of South Carolina
Mission Statement: In fulfillment of the Gospels call to serve Christ in those in need, Catholic Charities of South Carolina seeks to exemplify and inspire Christian service.
Contact: Michele Corkum
Area of Focus: Human Services
Contact Email: mcorkum@charlestondiocese.org
Physical Address: 2294 Technology Blvd, Conway, SC 29526
Champion Autism Network
Mission Statement: We educate and empower communities, businesses, and organizations to create supportive and judgment-free experiences that enhance the quality of life for people living with autism.
Contact: Becky Large
Area of Focus: Public, Societal Benefit
Contact Email: info@championautismnetwork.com
Physical Address: 839 Surfside Dr., Suite 105, Surfside Beach, SC 29575
Charleston Stage
Mission Statement: The mission of Charleston Stage is to produce live theatre of the highest caliber focusing on plays which excite and incite the imagination, and include indigenous and original works that celebrate the rich heritage and history of the South Carolina Lowcountry. Charleston Stage celebrates the spirit of discovery by providing a collaborative learning environment in which theatre professionals share their talents with the young people, teachers and schools in the community, and inspire participants to celebrate their own creativity.
Contact: Monica Vanderbeck
Area of Focus: Arts
Contact Email: mvanderbeck@charlestonstage.com
Physical Address: 135 Church St, Charleston, SC 29401
Charleston Stage
Mission Statement: The mission of Charleston Stage is to produce live theatre of the highest caliber focusing on classical and contemporary musicals and plays which excite and inspire the imagination. Charleston Stage celebrates the spirit of discovery by providing a collaborative learning environment in which theatre professionals share their talents with the young people, teachers and schools in the community, and inspire participants to celebrate their own creativity.
Contact: Lauryn Kay
Area of Focus: Arts
Contact Email: lkay@charlestonstage.com
Physical Address: 135 Church Street, Charleston, SC 29401
EIN #: 57-0694183
Child Evangelism Fellowship of SC, Inc. Greater Pee Dee Chapter
Mission Statement: CEF is a Bible-centered, worldwide organization composed of born-again believers whose purpose is to evangelize boys and girls with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, disciple them in the Word of God, and establish them in a Bible believing church for Christian living.
Contact: Dustin Ventura
Area of Focus: Religion
Contact Email: cefoffice@cefgpd.org
Physical Address: 763 Hwy 905, Conway, SC 29526
Churches Assisting People (CAP)
Mission Statement: Assisting our neighbors in need.
Contact: Donna Bodie
Area of Focus: Human Services
Contact Email: donna@capconway.org
Physical Address: 307 Wright Blvd., Conway, SC 29526
Coastal Samaritan Counseling Center
Mission Statement: Coastal Samaritan Counseling Center fosters hope and healing through professional counseling, consultation and education while respecting and integrating personal and spiritual values. The mission of CSCC is to assist people on their journey toward healing and wholeness. We strive to be the center of choice for excellence. We value respect, compassion, hospitality, love, excellence, spirituality, and integrity.
Contact: Philip Keilen
Area of Focus: Health
Contact Email: pkeilen@coastalsamaritan.org
Physical Address: 901 North Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Come Go With Us
Mission Statement: To submit to the Great Commission Matthew 28:19 To provide inspiration, education, and opportunity for individuals, couples, and groups to experience local, national, and international missions to preach the Gospel.
Contact: Terry Egan
Area of Focus: Religion
Contact Email: tjegan442@gmail.com
Physical Address: PO Box 1284, Conway, SC 29528
The Community Kitchen of Myrtle Beach
Mission Statement: Our mission is to provide free, hot, nutritious meals to anyone who is hungry and to eliminate hunger in our local community. We serve the working poor, families and children, Veterans, senior citizens, transients, homeless, and the physically and mentally challenged. We are proud to continue this tradition for over 29 years in welcoming our guests who are from all walks of life.
Contact: Sean Mazur
Area of Focus: Human Services
Contact Email: communitykitchenofmb@gmail.com
Physical Address: 1411 Mr. Joe White Avenue, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Conway Architectural Salvage and Heritage Project
Mission Statement: Conway Architectural Salvage & Heritage Project is dedicated to salvaging used building materials in Horry County, SC for reuse within and for the benefit for our local communities; to the preservation of the architectural and lived histories of the region; and to the revival of local craft industries dedicated to the wellbeing of People, Place & Planet.
Contact: Alan Todd (Director)
Area of Focus: Public, Societal Benefit
Contact Email: info@conwaysalvage.com
Physical Address: 700 14th Avenue, Conway, South Carolina 29526
Cultural Arts Endeavor
Mission Statement: It is our mission to assist a diverse cross section of artists cultivate their personal voice through art while promoting unity by exploring and supporting culture through a variety of art modems.
Contact: Heather Mayes
Area of Focus: Arts
Contact Email: Heather@culturalartsendeavor.org
Physical Address: 615 62nd Avenue North, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
Each One Teach One Entrepreneurship Institute
Mission Statement: In collaboration with Brown Scholars, undergraduates serving as mentors to the students we serve, we aim to ensure high school graduation while encouraging college attendance, improving career or military readiness, and strengthening self-esteem.
Contact: Matthew A. Gilbert, MBA
Area of Focus: Education
Contact Email: e1t1@coastal.edu
Physical Address: 119 Chanticleer Drive West, Conway, SC 29526
Eastern Carolina Housing Organization
Mission Statement: ECHO’s mission is to break the cycles of homelessness experienced by individuals and families in our community.
Contact: Joey Smoak
Area of Focus: Human Services
Contact Email: jsmoak@echousing.org
Physical Address: 407 Broadway Street, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
Engaging Minds Services Inc
Mission Statement: Engaging Minds Services, INC. is a Non-Profit where Education Is Prevention! We provide services to victims of human trafficking and abuse. We strive to fulfill our mission to provide hope and empowerment to those who are affected by human trafficking and abuse.
Contact: Shelbia Wiley
Area of Focus: Human Services
Contact Email: swiley@engagingmindservices.org
Physical Address: 1201A Creel Street, Suite 102 and 104, Conway, South Carolina 29527-5011
Family Justice Center of Georgetown and Horry Counties
Mission Statement: The mission of Family Justice Center of Georgetown and Horry Counties is to reduce the injuries and deaths resulting from domestic violence. We partner with local agencies to provide comprehensive, coordinated services to victims of domestic violence and educational programs for our community.
Contact: Kim Parsons
Area of Focus: Public, Societal Benefit
Contact Email: kparsons@fjcgtownhorry.org
Physical Address: 2705 Highmarket St, Georgetown, SC 29440
Family Outreach of Horry County
Mission Statement: Our mission is to prevent abuse, neglect, and poverty by providing educational programs and services to families.
Contact: Susan Canterbury
Area of Focus: Human Services
Contact Email: Susan@Family-Outreach.org
Physical Address: 1836 Lone Start St, Unit 4, Conway, South Carolina 29526-8388
First Tee-Coastal Carolinas
Contact: Wendy Flynn
Area of Focus: Education
Contact Email: wflynn@firstteecoastalcarolinas.org
Physical Address: 2310 Hwy 17 South, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Franklin G. Burroughs – Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum
Mission Statement: The Art Museum is dedicated to being one of the finest visual arts museums in the Carolinas. We strive to engage our community and our visitors through unique exhibitions and interactive, educational and creative programs for people of all ages.
Contact: Patricia Goodwin
Area of Focus: Arts
Contact Email: pgoodwin@myrtlebeachartmuseum.org
Physical Address: 3100 South Ocean Boulevard, South Carolina 29577-4858
Freedom Readers
Mission Statement: To improve reading skills in low-income communities by providing one-to-one literacy tutoring, free books for home libraries, and an inspiring, high-energy learning environment.
Contact: Angelina Hunt
Area of Focus: Education
Contact Email: info@freedomreaders.org
Physical Address: 1012 16th Ave NW #114, Surfside Beach, SC 29575
Freewoods Farm
Mission Statement: As the only African-American historical living farm museum in the United States, Freewoods Farm is devoted to recognizing and perpetuating the contributions of African-American farmers. Located in the Burgess community of Myrtle Beach, SC, in rural Horry County, the Farm provides education, documentation and preservation of the activities of these farms from their establishment during the post-Civil War years into the 20th century.
Contact: O’Neal Smalls
Area of Focus: Culture
Contact Email: oneal8072@yahoo.com
Physical Address: 9515 Freewoods Road, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
Fresh Brewed Ministries Inc. dba Fresh Brewed Coffee House
Mission Statement: Our mission is to provide a temporary safe haven for people in need. We promote dignity and inclusion while building trust and connecting people to other community resources through love, grace, hope, and a fresh brewed cup of coffee. We directly support people experiencing housing, food, and healthcare insecurity through their State Identification, Coffee on Suspend, Community Care Card, and Food Is Free-Myrtle Beach programs. Our venue also offers a space for music and art, recovery and advocacy meetings, church groups, youth groups, clubs, networking groups, educational training, and all other life events.
Contact: Kate Curran
Area of Focus: (Other)
Contact Email: FreshBrewedMB@gmail.com
Physical Address: 933 Broadway Street, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
The Friends of Chapin Memorial Library
Mission Statement: The Friends of the Chapin Memorial Library is a non-profit 501(c)(3) volunteer organization established in January 1987. The Friends consist of concerned citizens who share the belief that a strong public library is an essential educational, recreational, cultural, and community support resource. The Friends actively support Chapin Memorial Library by:-Sponsoring activities that enhance the cultural and academic life of the surrounding community.-Providing general financial support from the library by encouraging gifts, sponsorships, fundraising activities, and promoting special projects.-Creating awareness of specific needs and resources of the library.
Contact: Tina Corley
Area of Focus: Education
Contact Email: friendsofcml@chapinlibrary.org
Physical Address: 400 14th Ave North, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577
EIN #: 57-0839291
Friendship Medical Clinic, Inc.
Mission Statement: Friendship Medical Clinic strives to improve the health and well-being of all Horry County citizens by providing free healthcare services to socioeconomically and geographically disadvantaged residents.
Contact: Patty Gresko
Area of Focus: Health
Contact Email: friend1@sccoast.net
Physical Address: 1396 Highway 544, Conway, SC 29526
Friendship Place, Inc.
Mission Statement: Friendship Place will partner with all willing and capable people living in poverty in Georgetown county. We will offer one-on-one coaching to help those wanting to break the yoke of poverty. We will extend the hand of Christian friendship by feeding the homeless and offering prayer counselors, while maintaining the flexibility to address other day-to-day unmet needs.
Contact: Marie Livingston
Area of Focus: Human Services
Contact Email: mlivingston@friendshipplaceinc.org
Physical Address: 1423 Front Street, Georgetown, SC 29440
Georgetown County First Steps
Mission Statement: Georgetown County First Steps is a local nonprofit that works collaboratively to ensure that all children start school ready to reach their highest potential. We also believe that every child should be ready for school and school success.
Contact: Ayesha Smith
Area of Focus: Education
Contact Email: ayeshasmith.smith@aol.com
Physical Address: 2018 Church Street, Georgetown, SC 29440
Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina
Mission Statement: Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.
Contact: Pat Baxley
Area of Focus: Education
Contact Email: patbaxley@girlscoutsesc.org
Physical Address: 7257 Cross County Road, North Charleston, SC 29418
Girls on the Run Coastal South Carolina
Mission Statement: Girls on the Run inspires girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using fun, experience-based curricula that creatively integrates running. It is a physical activity-based positive youth development (PYD) program designed to enhance 3rd-8th girls’ social, psychological, and physical skills and behaviors to successfully navigate life experiences. The program’s intentional curriculum places an emphasis on the development of competence, confidence, connection, character, caring, and contribution in young girls. Trained, caring, and qualified coaches deliver the life skills curriculum during out-of-school times by guiding small teams of girls through twice-a-lessons that promote social-emotional learning concurrently with physical activity. The program culminates with girls positively impacting their communities through a service project and completing a celebratory, non-competitive 5K event.
Contact: Paige Hauff
Area of Focus: Health
Contact Email: paige.hauff@girlsontherun.org
Physical Address: 295 Seven Farms Ln Suite C 134, Charleston, SC 29492
Good Friends of Georgetown County
Mission Statement: Good Friends of Georgetown County is an organization of women who seek to improve the life of people in our community who face a temporary financial crises that threatens basic human needs.
Contact: Sassy Tugwell
Area of Focus: Human Services
Contact Email: sassy.tugwell@gmail.com
Physical Address: P. O. Box 667, Pawleys Island, South Carolina 29585
Grand Strand Down Syndrome Society
Mission Statement: The mission of the Grand Strand Down Syndrome Society is to make life better for people in our community who have Down syndrome and their families and caregivers. We will offer support and information to families and professionals, and we will promote a positive image of Down syndrome in our area. We will bring to light the potential and greatness that each person with Down syndrome possesses. We will strive to create the kind of awareness and acceptance of Down syndrome that will last long after our generation is gone. We will nurture parents of babies with Down syndrome, and we will provide all people whose lives have been touched by this condition a group where they feel welcomed and accepted. We will create opportunities for individuals and families to network, socialize, and become better informed. Furthermore, as we are able, we will support local, state, and national efforts to ensure fair and equitable conditions for all people who have Down syndrome or another disability.
Contact: Sandra Maldonado
Area of Focus: Public, Societal Benefit
Contact Email: grandstranddss21@yahoo.com
Physical Address: 9714 N Kings Hwy, suite 140, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
Grand Strand Miracle League Inc.
Mission Statement: To offer individuals with disabilities the opportunity to participate in sports and recreational activities in a community-supported, safe, adapted and encouraging environment.
Contact: Jennifer Averette
Area of Focus: Health
Contact Email: jennifer@gsmiracleleagues.com
Physical Address: 690 33rd Avenue North, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Ground Zero
Mission Statement: Ground Zero is a place where every teenager can go, belong and grow. Through life-changing experiences and nurturing relationships, we make a positive impact in the lives of today’s teenagers, cultivating their faith and transforming their futures.
Contact: Stephanie Sebring
Area of Focus: Public, Societal Benefit
Contact Email: stephanie@mygroundzero.com
Physical Address: 904 Chester Street, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Habitat for Humanity Georgetown County
Mission Statement: Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Contact: Liz Duesing
Area of Focus: Human Services
Contact Email: development@habitatgeorgetown.com
Physical Address: 1907 Hampton Court, Georgetown, SC 29440
Habitat for Humanity of Horry County
Mission Statement: Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Horry County brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. The vision of the organization is a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Contact: Rachel Kennon
Area of Focus: Human Services
Contact Email: fddirector@habitatmb.org
Physical Address: 165 CO-OP RD, Myrtle Beach, SC, 29588
Help 4 Kids
Mission Statement: Our mission is to provide food for hungry children of Horry County who through no fault of their own do not have enough to eat on a daily basis. Our motto is: Hunger doesn’t take the weekend off, neither does our 100% volunteer staff.
Contact: Barb Mains
Area of Focus: (Other)
Contact Email: barb.mains@gmail.com
Physical Address: 2523 Forestbrook Road, Unit E, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
Helping Hand of Myrtle Beach
Mission Statement: Helping Hand of Myrtle Beach is a short-term crisis and referral agency which seeks to address the needs of our community not met by other existing institutions. Our mission is to assist individuals and families with immediate, short-term needs such as food, rent, utilities, and other specialized services, which if not met, would threaten an individual’s or family’s stability. By providing these services Helping Hand seeks to prevent those in need of basic services from falling into homelessness.
Contact: Tracy Gardner
Area of Focus: Human Services
Contact Email: tracy.gardner@helpinghandmb.org
Physical Address: 1411 Mr. Joe White Ave. Unit B, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Hobcaw Barony, the Belle W. Baruch Foundation
Mission Statement: The Baruch Foundation manages and conserves the premier coastal ecology, history research and education center on the East Coast, with a focus on the intersection of history and ecology while promoting and supporting research that will help coastal communities deal with the challenges of the future.
Contact: Sydney C. Miller
Area of Focus: (Other)
Contact Email: sydney@hobcawbarony.org
Physical Address: 22 Hobcaw Road, Georgetown, SC 29440
Hope’s Kitchen Mission
Mission Statement: Hope’s Kitchen is a ministry that loves all people and shares the love found only in Jesus Christ. On a typical Tuesday night we offer physical and spiritual nourishment through a food pantry, a clothes closet, haircuts, showers, a mobile medical unit (Little River Medical Clinic), Christian music, a message, a hot meal, prayer, fellowship, Blessing Bag outreach, and more. It is a safe place where all are welcome. Whether you are a volunteer or a guest, we are a ministry to serve each other.
Contact: Keith and Cheryl Kiser
Area of Focus: Humanities
Contact Email: hopeskitchenmission@gmail.com
Physical Address: 410 6th Ave South, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Horry County Literacy Council
Mission Statement: Our mission is to improve the lives of youth, adults, and families by teaching basic literacy and life skills for economic and social success.
Contact: Cheryl Mathieu – Executive Director
Area of Focus: Education
Contact Email: literacyhc@gmail.com
Physical Address: 1012 16th Avenue NW Suite 116, Surfside Beach, SC 29575-5226
Horry County Police Department
Mission Statement: Compassionately serving our community through partnerships and professionalism.
Contact: John Harrelson
Area of Focus: Public, Societal Benefit
Contact Email: harrelsj@horrycountysc.gov
Physical Address: 2560 North Main St, Conway, SC 29526
Horry County Toys For Tots (HCTFT)
Mission Statement: HCTFT believe every child deserves a little Christmas joy. Our mission is to do just that by giving needy children who would not otherwise experience that joy a new toy(s) and or book.
Contact: Gwendolyn Reed
Area of Focus: Humanities
Contact Email: Ebonyshope428@gmail.com
Physical Address: 1241 38th Ave North, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29588
Horry Georgetown Technical College Foundation
Mission Statement: Our purpose is to raise funds to support the programs, services and activities of the Horry-Georgetown Technical College, its students and employees, and to create and strengthen positive relations between the College and the community.
Contact: Shannon Detzler
Area of Focus: Education
Contact Email: shannon.detzler@hgtc.edu
Physical Address: 743 Hemlock Avenue, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Hospice and Palliative Care Foundation
Mission Statement: The mission of the Hospice and Palliative Care Foundation (HPCF) is to discover and address the unmet needs of individuals and families facing end-of-life issues through innovative and collaborative programs and services and includes providing funds for one-time emergency needs, as well as educational, technological, and grief support. HPCF has served hundreds of families in every county of South Carolina through its financial relief and quality-of-life programming, providing over $1.7 million in aid over the past ten years, and has provided over 1,500 children and their adult family members with an all-inclusive weekend bereavement camp each year since 2007.
Contact: Diane Carlson
Area of Focus: Human Services
Contact Email: info@hpcfoundation.org
Physical Address: 1398 Boiling Springs Road, Suite C, Spartanburg, SC 29303
Housing Authority of Myrtle Beach/Coastal Housing Development
Mission Statement: The Mission of the Housing Authority of Myrtle Beach is to assist low-income families with safe decent and affordable housing opportunities as they strive to achieve Self-Sufficiency and improve the quality of their lives. The Housing Authority of Myrtle Beach creates and maintains partnerships with its clients and appropriate community agencies in order to accomplish this mission.
Contact: Carol McCall
Area of Focus: (Other)
Contact Email: mbha@mbhaonline.org
Physical Address: 605 10th Avenue, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach
Mission Statement: The mission of The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach is to find loving and permanent homes for abandoned animals; provide first rate veterinary care through our experienced, local veterinarians; offer low cost spay and neuter programs for dogs and cats, and to reach out to children, teachers, and parents through the education of pet responsibility.
Contact: Tina Hunter
Area of Focus: Animals
Contact Email: manager@hsnmb.org
Physical Address: 409 Bay Street, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Icon Elite Sports
Mission Statement: At Icon our mission is to support kids who lack necessary resources to participate in youth sports. We identify obstacles to participation and provide the opportunity to overcome individual barriers. We know that Every Kid Deserves the Chance to be an ICON
Contact: Joe DeLong
Area of Focus: Public, Societal Benefit
Contact Email: info@iconelitesports.com
Physical Address: 1025 E Isle of Palms Ave, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
EIN #: 93-2578148
IMPACT Ministry & Retreats
Mission Statement: IMPACT Ministries of Myrtle Beach is a 501 C-3 organization (27-2059806) that focuses on bringing volunteer teams to the Grand Strand area to serve. Our work here has its roots going back to the late 1950s serving in the camp grounds and throughout our community. We became involved with Horry County Emergency Management in 2005. Our vision has been consistent, but we have changed names a few times over these 65+ years to better fit our vision and as our former managing organizations changed too. (Grand Strand Ministries, Intracoastal Outreach, and now IMPACT Ministries) In 2010, we became IMPACT Ministries of Myrtle Beach, operating independently from any specific denomination, but under the direction of our board members. We operate under an advisory board of local church pastors, community leaders, and business owners. The IMPACT mission is to influence those who live, work and play in Myrtle Beach and along the Grand Strand with the life-changing love and grace of the Lord Jesus Christ. Our vision is to creatively share Christ with people, minister to their needs, assist in planting them in local churches, and help grow the Church through providing intentional mission involvement. The goals of IMPACT include evangelism, ministry, and growth. Our desire is to meet people where they are, care for their needs, and share the hope of Christ. The activities of IMPACT should assist in the growth of the church body, and encourage each person to become disciples actively involved in a local fellowship of believers. IMPACT Ministries works alongside partnering churches both in the county and from all over the USA in providing volunteer work and ministry throughout the Grand Strand community. For many years we have hosted day camps in local housing developments in low-income communities in addition to campgrounds with our church partners. When disasters hit the Grand Strand, we mobilize guest church groups to help in coordinated efforts with other non-profits and the country’s National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) efforts. Going forward, our retreat/ministry center will be able to accommodate lodging for these 100 volunteers and disaster agencies. Every ministry effort and desire is to meet needs, assist the local church, and provide development and care in the communities God has placed us in to serve.
Contact: Todd Wood
Area of Focus: Human Services
Contact Email: todd.wood@impactmb.org
Physical Address: 307 1st Avenue South, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Joint Task Force K9s
Mission Statement: Joint Task Force K9s is a faith-based nonprofit enriching the lives of Active-Duty Military, Combat Veterans, and Law Enforcement with disabilities through K9 Therapy and the placement of specially trained Service Dogs. Our goal is to prevent Veteran and Law Enforcement suicide and help our nation’s Heroes with their integration back into the community by providing gains of mobility, independence, and peace of mind for Post-Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injuries.
Contact: Keith Holland
Area of Focus: Animals
Contact Email: jtfk9s@gmail.com
Physical Address: 514 Ladyfish Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC, USA, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29588
Kids’ Chance of South Carolina
Mission Statement: The mission of Kids’ Chance of South Carolina is to provide scholarships and support to children of South Carolina workers who have been seriously or fatally injured in a work-related accident.
Contact: Angie Kohl
Area of Focus: Education
Contact Email: angie@kidschancesc.org
Physical Address: PO Box 2957, Georgetown, SC 29442
Kind Keeper, Inc
Mission Statement: Kind Keeper Animal Rescue (KKAR, also known as Kind Keeper, Inc.) was founded in 2014 as a small, non-profit 501c3 organization by Belinda Mairowicz. Kind Keeper’s mission is to actively rescue dogs and cats that are homeless, at high risk for euthanasia due to shelter over population, and often suffering from medical problems. This includes a high population of newborns, pregnant animals, as well as senior animals. We provide veterinary care, proper nutrition, training, exercise, and love to prepare animals for adoption in the community. We accept owner surrenders and also take animals from several surrounding county shelters when we have space, and they are overcrowded and have animals facing euthanasia.
Contact: Belinda S Mairowicz
Area of Focus: Animals
Contact Email: kindkeeper@yahoo.com
Physical Address: 1500 LD Drive, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Little River Medical Center
Mission Statement: To Change Lives and Serve Our Community
Contact: Kathryn Lane
Area of Focus: Health
Contact Email: klane@lrmcenter.com
Physical Address: 4303 Live Oak Drive, Little River, SC 29566
Long Bay Symphony
Mission Statement: The mission of The Long Bay Symphony is to enhance the cultural and artistic environment of our region by providing high quality musical performances and programs to entertain and educate patrons of all ages. We play a leading role in the Grand Strand’s cultural growth and aim to be recognized as one of the best professional symphonies in the Southeast.
Contact: Shannon Farro
Area of Focus: Arts
Contact Email: sfarro@longbaysymphony.com
Physical Address: 1107 48th Avenue N Unit 310-E, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
LoVe Pet Clinic
Mission Statement: The LoVe Pet Clinic is a low cost spay/neuter facility. Affordable surgeries are provided to all pet owners, animal shelters and rescue groups. Veterinary care is offered without the high cost attached. Our goal is to prevent unwanted litters of puppies and kittens.
Contact: Michelle LoPinto
Area of Focus: Animals
Contact Email: bertsgirl26@gmail.com
Physical Address: 8716 HWY 90, Longs, SC 29568
Lowcountry Food Bank
Mission Statement: The mission of the Lowcountry Food Bank is to lead the fight against hunger in our community. The Lowcountry Food Bank serves the 10 coastal counties of South Carolina (Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Georgetown, Hampton, Horry, Jasper, and Williamsburg). Each year, the Lowcountry Food Bank partners with over 200 non-profit and faith-based organizations to distribute nearly 40 million pounds of food and other essential items to more than 200,000 food-insecure children, seniors, Veterans, and adults across coastal South Carolina.
Contact: Kelly Kelley
Area of Focus: Human Services
Contact Email: kkelley@lcfbank.org
Physical Address: 4716 Northgate Blvd., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
McLeod Health Foundation
Mission Statement: The mission of the McLeod Health Foundation is to generate philanthropic support to perpetuate medical excellence at McLeod Health. The vision of the McLeod Health Foundation is to help provide the very best healthcare resources. The McLeod Health Foundation plays a vital role in helping McLeod Health meet the needs of the patients in the communities we serve.
Contact: Christina Jackson
Area of Focus: Health
Contact Email: christina.jackson@mcleodhealth.org
Physical Address: 4000 Highway 9 East, Little River, SC 29566
Meals on Wheels of Horry & Georgetown Co Inc
Mission Statement: Meals on Wheels of Horry and Georgetown County, Inc. glorifies our Lord Jesus Christ by providing home delivered meals and fellowship to the homebound, elderly and terminally ill. Our meals are free of charge to qualified applicants with no reliable means of getting groceries or safely preparing meals, regardless of ability to pay.
Contact: Michael Snuggs
Area of Focus: Human Services
Contact Email: mowhorry@gmail.com
Physical Address: 2050 E HWY 501, Bldg 1100B -Cafe, Conway, South Carolina 29526
EIN #: 26-3523060
Neighbor to Neighbor of South Carolina, Inc.
Mission Statement: To promote independence, relieve isolation, and connect homebound adults to their community through transportation and technology.
Contact: Erin Walters
Area of Focus: Human Services
Contact Email: info@riden2n.org
Physical Address: 921 N. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
New Directions of Horry County
Mission Statement: Our mission is to help people recovery from the crises of homelessness, poverty, and addiction, by providing basic needs, connections to resources, and community support.
Contact: Elizabeth Schlueter
Area of Focus: Human Services
Contact Email: eschlueter@helpnewdirections.org
Physical Address: 1005 Osceola Street, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
New Visions Wellness Center, Inc.
Mission Statement: Our mission is to raise awareness, decrease the stigma, and increase access and utilization of mental health services in underserved communities. We also work to address the professional and multicultural development of counselor trainees.
Contact: Stacey Olden
Area of Focus: Human Services
Contact Email: newvisionswellnesscenter@gmail.com
Physical Address: 4589 Oleander Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
North Strand Helping Hand
Mission Statement: North Strand Helping Hand provides assistance with the essentials of life to include food, clothes, rent, electric, hygiene items, and household items to improve the quality of life for the under privileged in our community.
Contact: Kelly Johnson
Area of Focus: Human Services
Contact Email: kjohnson@hhns.org
Physical Address: 2501 Long Bay Road, Longs, SC 29568
Operation Sight
Mission Statement: Operation Sight is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to restoring vision and improving the lives of uninsured South Carolina residents suffering from cataracts or urgent, sight-threatening retinal disorders by providing free surgical care.
Contact: Taryn Mason
Area of Focus: Health
Contact Email: info@operationsight.org
Physical Address: 1101 Clarity Rd, Suite 100, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
The Outreach Farm
Mission Statement: The mission of The Outreach Farm is to provide protein (free of charge) to 28 churches and other service organizations in Horry and Georgetown counties. We provide approximately 250,000 servings a year to these organizations who provide hot meals to those in need.
Contact: Joe Tempel
Area of Focus: Public, Societal Benefit
Contact Email: Joectempel@gmail.com
Physical Address: 753 Waverly Road, Pawleys Island, SC 29585
EIN #: 01-0783649
Paisley’s Bunny Rescue, Inc.
Mission Statement: Paisley’s Bunny Rescue is a 501(c)3 nonprofit bunny specific rescue. We rescue bunnies from hoarding situations, bunnies that have been abandoned in the woods or left behind in the home when the family moved, and those that are neglected and abused. We also rescue many bunnies from shelter euthanasia lists. Shelters are not set up to care for bunnies, their needs are so different and many bunnies end up on the euthanasia list. We place as many bunnies as possible into loving, caring homes and those that are not adopted live out their lives at our facility’s sanctuary. All bunnies are spayed/neutered before adoption and vaccinated for RHDV.
Contact: Mico DiArpo
Area of Focus: Animals
Contact Email: micodiarpo@gmail.com
Physical Address: 6256 Green Meadow Drive, Conway, SC 29572
Palmetto Literacy Council
Mission Statement: The Palmetto Literacy Council’s mission is to improve the literacy of youth and adults in our community by tutoring basic literacy skills for those who struggle with basic Reading, Writing and/or Math.
Contact: Dodi Hodges
Area of Focus: Education
Contact Email: palmettoliteracycouncil@gmail.com
Physical Address: 1010 5th Ave N Ext #102, Myrtle Beach, SC 29575
Palmetto Project
Mission Statement: Palmetto Project is a non-profit entity committed to helping South Carolinians access affordable and quality preventative and specialty care. Our Insure SC program is a one-stop shop to enroll and get information about health coverage options including Medicaid, Medicare, Marketplace, and private insurance. All services are free. It is the first nonprofit insurance agency in South Carolina and the second in the nation. Revenue generated strengthens our impact in financial stability and work readiness.
Contact: Kristina Arnold
Area of Focus: Health
Contact Email: karnold@palmettoproject.org
Physical Address: 6296 Rivers Ave, North Charleston, SC 29406
Partnership Grand Strand
Mission Statement: To accelerate the economic prosperity and enhance the quality of life for all business and residents across the Grand Strand Region
Contact: Peggy Masterson
Area of Focus: Public, Societal Benefit
Contact Email: peggy.masterson@visitmyrtlebeach.com
Physical Address: 1200 North Oak Street, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Pawleys Island Festival of Music & Art, Inc.
Mission Statement: Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art (PIFMA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide diverse music and arts events and programs that create cultural experiences that educate, entertain, and inspire.
Contact: Sarah Hawkinson
Area of Focus: Arts
Contact Email: shawkinson@strandmedia.com
Physical Address: 14363 Ocean Hwy, #9, Pawleys Island, SC 29585
The Period Project
Mission Statement: Strengthen Dignity by raising awareness of Period Poverty through providing menstrual health products to individuals in need and advocating for equal and tax-free access to these essential products
Contact: Elizabeth Marlowe, Operations Director
Area of Focus: Health
Contact Email: elizabeth@periodproject.org
Physical Address: 355 Woodruff Road, Suite 106, Greenville, SC 29607
Phoenix Renaissance Inc.
Mission Statement: The purpose of the corporation is to develop, promote and sponsor alternatives to the abuse of drugs and the use of violence, by providing programs for local community improvement, such as education, recreation, counseling, housing rehabilitation, career training, creative arts, child development, and family services.
Contact: William A. Gause
Area of Focus: Education
Contact Email: w_gause@yahoo.com
Physical Address: 1690 Racepath St., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Pride Myrtle Beach Inc.
Mission Statement: We provide cultural, artistic, social and educational events which affirm the lives of LGBTQ+ people and our allies and supporters throughout the Grand Strand. We promote unity, inclusion, and awareness of sexual and gender diversity and aim to create a sense of community and safe spaces for LGBTQ+ individuals, their families and their allies.
Contact: Craig McGee
Area of Focus: Humanities
Contact Email: cmcgee@pridemyrtlebeach.org
Physical Address: 2228 Highway 643, Unit J, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Project Golf Myrtle Beach
Mission Statement: Dedicated to advocating the virtues of golf, along with providing an introduction to the game, instruction, and improved access for individuals seeking to become involved with the sport. A particular focus will be applied to the rehabilitation of disabled veterans and junior golf and underserved youth.
Contact: Angel Diaz
Area of Focus: Health
Contact Email: angel.diaz@projectgolf.org
Physical Address: 2051 Golf Academy Way, N Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Charleston, Inc.
Mission Statement: We provide essential services that remove barriers, strengthen families, and promote healing when children need healthcare.
Contact: Alix Robinson Tew
Area of Focus: Human Services
Contact Email: alix@rmhcharleston.org
Physical Address: 81 GADSDEN ST, CHARLESTON, SC 29401-1118
EIN #: 57-0724845
The Salvation Army
Mission Statement: The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
Contact: Lt. Joshua Smith
Area of Focus: Human Services
Contact Email: joshua.smith@uss.salvationarmy.org
Physical Address: 2401 Anthaun Maybank St., Georgetown, SC 29440
SC Thrive
Mission Statement: SC Thrive leads South Carolinians to stability by providing innovative and efficient access to quality of life resources.
Contact: Stephanie McGuire
Area of Focus: Human Services
Contact Email: smcguire@scthrive.org
Physical Address: 120 Research Drive, Columbia, SC 29203
Smith Medical Clinic
Mission Statement: Smith Medical Clinic, Inc. exists to provide free healthcare services to low-income, uninsured adults in Georgetown County. We envision a healthier community where healthcare services are available to all, regardless of their financial capability.
Contact: Gretchen Smith, Executive Director
Area of Focus: Health
Contact Email: gsmith@smithfreeclinic.org
Physical Address: 99 Baskervill Drive, Pawleys Island, SC 29585
SOS Care, Inc.
Mission Statement: Our mission is to answer the call for help when individuals or families are facing the challenges of autism and intellectual disabilities.
Contact: Kimberly Stuber
Area of Focus: Human Services
Contact Email: kstuber@soscaresc.org
Physical Address: 5276 Highway 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina 29576
South Carolina Legal Services
Mission Statement: South Carolina Legal Services is a statewide law firm that provides civil legal services to protect the rights and represent the interests of low income South Carolinians.
Contact: Sally Ingles
Area of Focus: Human Services
Contact Email: sallyingles@sclegal.org
Physical Address: 1201B Creel Street, Wing A-1, Conway, SC 29527
South Carolina Youth Advocate Program (SCYAP)
Mission Statement: SCYAP provides a variety of services to children and families throughout South Carolina. Our largest service is to provide foster homes to children who need them. SCYAP believes that every youth has the right to a permanent home and family, and that the family and community are invaluable resources in the growth and development of each youth. We believe the home should be a safe and nonviolent environment for each child to grow into his or her fullest potential.
Contact: Gail Cole
Area of Focus: Human Services
Contact Email: gcole@scyap.com
Physical Address: 148 Elk Drive, Unit 4, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
St. Christopher’s Children Inc.
Mission Statement: St. Christopher’s Children is a non-profit organization that provides for the immediate personal needs of abandoned, abused, and disadvantaged children in Georgetown County, South Carolina
Contact: Kathy Binney, Executive Director
Area of Focus: Human Services
Contact Email: kbinney@stchristopherschildren.org
Physical Address: 14323 Ocean Highway Unit 4143, Pawleys Island, SC 29586
Teach My People
Mission Statement: Teach My People (TMP) is a Christ-centered, academically focused afterschool and summer program for students in need, selected by our local teachers, in Pawleys Island and Georgetown, South Carolina.
Contact: Eric Spatz
Area of Focus: Education
Contact Email: eric@teachypeople.com
Physical Address: 753 Waverly Road, Pawleys Island, SC 29585
Tidelands Community Hospice Foundation
Mission Statement: Tidelands Community Hospice Foundation’s mission is to support and bring awareness of the services provided by Tidelands Community Hospice. Care, beyond the traditional hospice role, comfort, and support is provided to all with life-limiting illnesses who are in need in Georgetown, Horry, and Williamsburg Counties. Regardless of their financial status or life situation, care is provided in their home, wherever it may be, no one is turned away.
Contact: Barriedel Llorens
Area of Focus: Health
Contact Email: barriedel.llorens@tidelandshospice.org
Physical Address: 2591 North Fraser Street, Georgetown, SC 29585
Tyron Wilson Let Us Mentor (TWLUM) Teens Project
Mission Statement: The T.W.L.U.M Teens Project has adopted the mission of improving the well-being of at-risk communities teens ages 12 to 18 through technology, educational experiences and tours to maximize exposure and broaden their horizons. . One of the goals of the program is to ensure that participants start thinking and visualizing future career possibilities and make definitive plans for a post high school vocation.
Contact: Tyron Wilson
Area of Focus: Education
Contact Email: twlum16@gmail.com
Physical Address: 1189 Cohen Drive, Hemingway, SC 29554
United States Coast Guard Auxiliary-Central Grand Strand
Mission Statement: To augment the active duty of the US Coast Guard in all of their duties, except law enforcement. Priorities to include public relations, promoting boater safety, vessel exams, marine safety, search and rescue.
Contact: Robert Siena
Area of Focus: Disaster Relief
Contact Email: rsiena.uscgaux@gamail.com
Physical Address: 5811 Creekside Lane, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
The Village Group
Mission Statement: To serve as a bridge in Georgetown County for Youth and their families toward education, college and career readiness to make positive changes in their lives and develop a sense of urgency, identity, and self-value, resulting in a more resilient and sustainable community
Contact: Ray Funnye
Area of Focus: Education
Contact Email: director@thevillagegroup.org
Physical Address: 7 Plantersville Road, Georgetown, South Carolina 29440
Welvista Medication Assistance Program
Mission Statement: Established in 1991, Welvista provides FREE prescription medications and diabetic supplies to eligible, UNINSURED, South Carolinians. We are a nonprofit mail order pharmacy. No charge for any medications – no application fee.
Area of Focus: Health
Contact Email: cogrady@welvista.org
Physical Address: 121 Greystone Boulevard, Columbia, SC 29210
Winyah Rivers Foundation, Inc.
Mission Statement: Our mission: to protect, preserve, monitor and revitalize the health of the lands and waters of the greater Winyah Bay watershed.
Contact: Debra Buffkin, Executive Director
Area of Focus: Environment
Contact Email: ExecutiveDirector@winyahrivers.org
Physical Address: 301 Allied Drive, Conway, SC 29526
YMCA of Coastal Carolina
Mission Statement: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
Contact: Hatton Gravely
Area of Focus: Human Services
Contact Email: hgravely@coastalcarolinaymca.org
Physical Address: 5000 Claire Chapin Epps Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

3655 S. Hwy. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

843-357-GIVE (4483)


Our business hours are 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on Friday.

We are always happy to set appointments outside of normal office hours. Please call to set an appointment.

EIN: 56-2121992

Copyright © 2024 Waccamaw Community Foundation

Jean Ann Brakefield

Programs Officer


Jean Ann provides support and day-to-day management for WCF’s competitive grantmaking and scholarship programs. She also serves as the external point-person for community programs focused on capacity building for agencies in Horry and Georgetown counties.

Brakefield comes to WCF from Coastal Carolina University where she acted as Director of Stewardship and, prior to that, Director of Alumni Relations. She also served as Vice President of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. Brakefield earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Coastal Carolina University. She lives in Murrells Inlet with husband with whom she has two children and one grandchild – and one on the way!

Gary Cooper

Vice Chair, Development Committee

Gary Cooper is the co-founder and Executive Chairman of Palmetto Infusion Services, LLC. Gary graduated from Wofford College with a BS in Economics and went on to acquire his Master’s Degree in Health Care Administration from the University of South Carolina. 
He has dedicated twenty-four years of service and leadership to the health care industry as an entrepreneur across a number of businesses. Gary’s commitment to the industry and servant leadership has ensured that the employees, patients, and communities served by his companies have benefitted from his stewardship.
Gary and his wife Kelly reside in Pawleys Island, SC and are the parents of four children – Gracyn, Clemons, Marshall, and Sutton.

Dr. Deshawn Rouse


Dr. Deshawn Rouse is the Founder and CEO of Spirit Filled Ambassadors for Christ Ministries. He also serves as Senior Prelate of the United Ministries of the Kingdom. Additionally, Dr. Rouse is the Founder and CEO of Prison of Hope Ministry, a state and federal prison ministry. Also, he is the Founder and CEO of Zenith Wealth Building.
He received his Doctoral Degree in Biblical Studies in 2013 from North Carolina College of Theology in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Deshawn has served on various boards including the City of Andrews’ Planning Commission and its Zoning Board of Appeals. He is the Vice Chairman of Smurfs Development School and is a covenant partner with Helping Hands of Georgetown. Dr. Rouse has received the Order of The Silver Crescent from Governor Henry McMaster, an Icon Award from the Andrews SC Chapter of the NAACP, the Town of Andrews’ Citizens Award, and various other awards from federal, state, and local officials. Deshawn released a book Never Have a Bad Day and two children’s books Them Two: Morals Stops Quarrels and Kingdom Economic.
Dr. Rouse is married to Lady Debra Rouse and has four children Tarique, Kenly, Jordon, and Jeremiah. 

Emma Ruth Brittain


Emma Ruth Brittain is a native of Darlington, and is retired from her most recent employment as a member of Thomas & Brittain, P.A. She is a graduate of Furman University and received her law degree from University of South Carolina School of Law. Emma Ruth began practicing law in September of 1980 and her areas of practice included Employment and Labor Law and she retired from the practice of law in 2019.
As a practicing attorney, she was a member of the South Carolina Bar Association, American Bar Association and Horry County Bar Association as well as the Myrtle Beach Women Lawyers Association. She has served on the Supreme Court of South Carolina Lawyer Mentoring Program and Coastal Inn of Court.  She currently serves on the boards of United Way of Horry County and the Long Bay Symphony.  Emma Ruth served as a past president of the Myrtle Beach Rotary Club. 
Emma Ruth and her husband, Clay, live in Myrtle Beach and have 2 grown children Clay IV and Benjamin.

Robert P. Hucks, II

Vice Chair

Robert P. Hucks, II is Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer at Coastal Carolina National Bank. Hucks has worked in the banking industry for 23 years and represents a second-generation banker in Horry County, where he currently resides in Conway with his wife Christi and two boys, Riles and Winn.

Wallace Evans Jr.


Wallace Evans Jr., is a native of North Myrtle Beach, SC. He is married and has four children. He attended Clemson Univ. but graduated from Coastal Carolina Univ. with a B. A. in Interdisciplinary Studies. He is currently the CEO of A Father’s Place, the nonprofit father engagement initiative with three offices serving Georgetown, Horry, and Williamsburg counties.

Cheryl Cail


Cheryl Cail is Acting Chief of the Waccamaw Indian People and Chairperson of SC Idle No More; a committee under the SC Indian Affairs Commission, which focuses on protection of the environment, cultural preservation, and indigenous sovereignty. She owns Coastal Carolina Signings, LLC, and also works part-time as an Associate Director at American Rivers. She is the mother of three sons and grandmother of seven.

Dennis L Wade

Dennis Wade is a native of Lancaster, SC and a graduate of the University of South Carolina. Mr. Wade has been President and Chief Executive Officer of The Jackson Companies since 2001. The Jackson Companies is a diversified tourism, hospitality and real estate development company located in the South Strand of Myrtle Beach. For more than five decades, the Jackson family has instilled philanthropy and community service into their multifaceted group of businesses. Dennis is a graduate of Leadership Grand Strand XIX and a Waccamaw American Leadership Forum Senior Fellow. He currently serves on the Coastal Educational Foundation Board of Directors, the Board of Visitors for the Wall College of Business at Coastal Carolina University, and the Conway Medical Center Board of Trustees. He is also chairman of the Board of Directors of Coastal Carolina Bancshares, Inc. and a director of Coastal Carolina National Bank. Dennis and his wife, Marie, have two children, Erica and Taylor, and have called the Grand Strand home since 1997.

Allen Jeffcoat

Allen Jeffcoat has been practicing law in Myrtle Beach since 1977. His areas of practice include real estate, estate planning, probate administration, environmental law, corporate and business law, and bankruptcy.  He serves as an expert witness in cases in these areas of practice. He is licensed to practice law in SC and NC. He has served as chair of the Real Estate Practices Section of the SC Bar.

Allen’s relationship with Waccamaw Community Foundation began many years ago, when he would advise his estate planning clients to invest their funds to benefit their philanthropic interests, such as education, the arts, and environmental protection. After working alongside his clients and WCF, Allen joined the Foundation’s board of directors in 2007 and served as director until 2016.

In addition to his professional to his professional interests and his involvement with WCF, Allen has a history of supporting coastal and statewide conservation efforts. In 1985, Allen joined the South Carolina Nature Conservancy board of trustees, and fulfilled a variety of leadership roles- including a stint a chairman— from 1987-1989. Allen also served on Governor Carroll Campbell’s Freshwater Wetlands Forum, and continues to apply his experience in environmental and real estate law to help preserve and protect natural resources and ecosystems vital to the local community.

Allen is also a founder and first president of the YMCA of Coastal Carolina.

Allen has resided in the Grand Strand since 1977 with his wife, Mary. They have two grown children and a granddaughter.

Tim Whitten



A native of Alabama, Tim received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Auburn University and a master’s degree in religion from Lenoir-Rhyne University. He brings to WCF a background in grant writing and in disaster recovery most recently serving the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church.

Tim resides in Galivants Ferry with his wife Julie and their four children.

Phillip Anderson

Vice Chair, Grants Committee

Phillip Anderson is a Senior Vice President & Senior Lending Officer for Asheville, North Carolina-based HomeTrust Bank, serving the coast of South Carolina. Throughout his 22-year banking career, he has served in commercial banking, trust administration, retail banking, and market leadership roles with mid-size and regional banks in South Carolina and Georgia. He has always embodied the community banking model of building strong local relationships and being active in numerous non-profits and promoting their causes.
He is a graduate of Mercer University in Macon, GA, the Cannon Financial Institute’s Trust School, The Stonier Graduate School of Banking and Wharton Leadership program. He is also a graduate of several Chamber of Commerce Leadership programs over his career.
Phillip resides in Pawleys Island, South Carolina, with his wife Mary Beth and daughter Carolina. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, reading, and playing golf.

Ellen Barney Sycks

Stewardship & Communications Officer

Office: 843-357-0165
Mobile: 614-893-7998

Ellen serves the Foundation as its Stewardship and Communications Officer, responsible for communicating with fund holders on a regular basis and providing advice when needed, particularly around fund development as well as relevant field of interest information.

A native of Hillsboro, Ohio, Ellen provides more than three decades of non-profit leadership experience, focusing on creating major gift and planned giving opportunities to support organizations’ programs, special projects and capital campaigns. Ellen received her B.A. in National Security Policy from The Ohio State University. She lives in Murrells Inlet with her husband Jay and their two cats, Mabel and Murray.

Chris Hanna


Chris Hanna is a Senior Broker Associate with Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage. Born and raised in Myrtle Beach, he started in the real estate business in 1993. Chris is a member of the Coastal Carolinas, South Carolina and National Associations of REALTORS and is an active local community member as well, having served on various boards such as the Horry County Zoning Board of Appeals, the Coastal Carolina Athletic Foundation, and Horry County school district Carolina Forest Advisory Board. He is a member of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, Myrtle Beach Area Hospitality and Oceanview Baptist Church. Chris is a graduate of Socastee High School in Myrtle Beach, and he received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of South Carolina at Coastal Carolina in 1992.

Rick Elliott


Rick Elliott is president of his family business, Elliott Realty, one of the most prominent real estate companies in North Myrtle Beach. As a native of Horry County, he has always made giving back to the community a part of his approach to business. Each guest who stays with Elliott Realty is given the option to add an additional $1 per night to their bill to be donated to the Elliott Realty Charitable Community Fund at Waccamaw Community Foundation, which invests in causes throughout the surrounding community. Rick brings this commitment to community philanthropy to his service on the Waccamaw Community Foundation Board of Directors. He has also served as the chairman of the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce.

Tyler Easterling


Tyler Easterling is a native of Marietta, Georgia and has resided in Georgetown County since moving to the area in 2002. Tyler is the president and COO of The Brandon Agency, an integrated marketing agency headquartered in Myrtle Beach. She is the current board chair for Coastal Montessori Charter School and serves on the boards of Helping Hands of Georgetown and Young Presidents’ Organization Southern 7 Chapter. She is a member of the 2018 Liberty Fellowship class.

Tyler holds an undergraduate degree in Journalism from the University of Mississippi and a Masters of Mass Communication from the University of South Carolina. She is an active member of Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church and enjoys spending time with her husband, Marshall, and two daughters, Julia and Anne Marshall.

Terri DeCenzo


Terri serves as executive director of Women in Philanthropy and Leadership for Coastal Carolina University (WIPL). She is married to Coastal Carolina University President David A. DeCenzo, and when he joined the university in 2002, she became passionately involved with the life of the university, taking an active role in issues relating to student government and NCAA athletics, among others. Previously Terri has served on the boards of the American Red Cross and the Foundation for Georgetown Hospital System and was an adviser to the Safe Families Initiative that established Family Justice Center of Horry and Georgetown Counties. In 2016, Terri was awarded the Order of the Silver Crescent by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley. A graduate of St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing and Towson University, she spent most of her career practicing in critical care. The DeCenzo’s have four children: Mark (his wife Jen), Meredith (and her husband Ryan Daley), Gabriella and Natalie; and one beautiful grandson, William Mason Evans.

Executive Director, Women in Philanthropy and Leadership for Coastal Carolina University (WIPL)

Dr. Tracy Bailey


Dr. Tracy Bailey earned a Ph.D. in Education with a specialization in Language and Literacy at the University of South Carolina in May of 2013. She is a Teaching Associate with Coastal Carolina University teaching Intermediate Literacy Development and Instructional Practices for Early Literacy.

Dr. Bailey began her career in education as a high school English instructor and has worked in both rural and urban educational settings. After realizing the impact professional development and community literacy had on her personal and professional growth, she wanted others to experience this. She is the founder and executive director of Freedom Readers, Inc., a nonprofit company dedicated to promoting literacy. Tracy seeks to instill in teachers, students, and the community at large the belief that every student can learn and every learner has the responsibility to pass on new knowledge to another.

Dr. Bailey earned her BA from The College of Charleston- majoring in English Education- and a Masters in Secondary Education from Coastal Carolina University. She is married to award-winning writer, Issac J. Bailey, and is the mother of two wonderful children, Kyle and Lyric.

Brent Groome


A 1987 graduate of UNC Chapel Hill, Brent came to the Grand Strand area in 1989. After a 31 year career with HTC (Horry Telephone Cooperative), he retired in 2021.  In addition to his current role with WCF, he also serves as a member of the Board of Commissioners for HGTC. He is also active with his church; serving as a Sunday School teacher and congregational song leader.  He and his wife, Dana, live in the Conway area.

Shawna Mosley-Foster

Service and Operations Officer

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Shawna, a native of Jamaica, NY, has more than 15 years of experience working in the hospitality and tourism field. Since relocating to South Carolina in 2004, she spent a few more years working with a local hospitality company before joining WCF’s staff.  While a native New Yorker, Shawna has a rich heritage right here in the Waccamaw area. Her mother was born and raised on Sandy Island, and her father is from Bucksport. She enjoys cooking, stargazing with her family, cruising and once retired….RVing! Shawna and her husband are empty nesters and resides in Myrtle Beach. 

Mike Mancuso

Executive Director


Mike is a veteran business leader with more than 30 years of experience as an innovative problem solver and change agent for nonprofit, banking and small business organizations. Mike is a skilled economic developer with background in community development, downtown redevelopment, industrial development and strategic planning. His passion is helping Communities and Businesses thrive and grow.

Most recently Mike served as the President and CEO of the Triangle East Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development Foundation in Johnston County, NC and as Executive Director for the Sustainable Opportunity Development Center, Inc in Salem, OH. Mike and his wife Christine make their home in Little River, SC. They have 3 children and 5 grandchildren living in Charleston, SC, Atlanta, GA, & Austin TX. Mike enjoys boating on the ICW, tinkering in his workshop/garage and spending time with family and friends.