FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: MONICA TANOUYE
MURRELLS INLET, S.C.: October 19, 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 3rd 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.
Grants from the Elsie Beavers Carver and E. Lois Carver Educational Fund and the Waccamaw Community Trust Fund are awarded on a quarterly basis. Grants from the Elsie Beavers Carver and E. Lois 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.
3rd Quarter Grantees
Camp Happy Days offers support and encouragement to children diagnosed with cancer and their families by providing free, year-round programs, events and resources. Their Waccamaw Community Trust Fund grant will support their Family Financial Assistance Program, which helps families make ends meet during their child’s cancer treatment.
Long Bay Symphony is the Grand Strand’s premier professional symphony, providing educational outreach to the community through its Youth Orchestra and other programs. Their Elsie Beavers Carver and E. Lois Carver Educational Fund grant will support the Young People’s Concert. This annual performance will educate 1,500 4th and 5th graders about musical instruments and encourage participation in music education at Horry County Schools.
Good Friends brings women together to raise money for disadvantaged individuals in Georgetown County. 100% of funds raised are given to the Georgetown County Department of Social Services to provide immediate financial assistance to people in need. Their Waccamaw Community Trust grant will continue this history of support.
Pawleys Island Festival of Music & Art is celebrating their 25th anniversary of bringing exciting events and arts education to local youth through their one-month festival. Their Elsie Beavers Carver and E. Lois Carver Educational Fund grant will help bring Ken Levigne, a tenor voice, for a free performance and workshop at local Title 1 schools and provide those students with PIFMA concert tickets.
Reach Out and Read Carolinas promotes success in school by “prescribing” books to young children through their healthcare provider and giving parents advice on the importance of reading aloud. They will use their grant from the Elsie Beavers Carver and E. Lois Carver Educational Fund to purchase books, enhance patient waiting rooms and program training and evaluation.
For more information about Waccamaw Community Foundation grants or how to contribute to WCF charitable funds, please visit waccamawcf.org/grants-scholarships/grants-list/ or contact Shawna Mosley-Foster at Shawna@mywcf.org.
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 http://waccamawcf.org or call (843) 357-4483.