WCF Doubling Grant Dollars for Competitive Grants Program; Applications Open June 4th

MURRELLS INLET, S.C.April 30, 2018 – Waccamaw Community Foundation (WCF), a philanthropic organization dedicated to serving Horry and Georgetown counties, is pleased to announce it is doubling the award dollars granted for its competitive grant programs. WCF will open program applications June 4th and accept submissions through July 16th from nonprofit organizations in WCF’s service area.

Twice a year, competitive programs funded by the Carver Educational Fund and the Waccamaw Community Trust provide grants for nonprofit programs and projects making an impact on the region, with emphasis on groups producing programming that is measurable and innovative.

“Our Board of Directors recognized a need in our community for larger impact grants that will help our nonprofit partners better serve Horry and Georgetown counties,” said Dennis Wade, WCF Board Chair.

Nonprofits may apply for grants from the following competitive programs this cycle:

Carver Educational Fund: The Elsie Beavers Carver and E. Lois Carver Educational Fund will now award grants in the range of $1,000-$10,000. These grants focus specifically on core subject areas including language arts, math, science, social studies, health and physical education, and the arts. Funding is available for equipment and supplies, general operating support and special projects or programs.

Waccamaw Community Trust: The Waccamaw Community Trust will award grants in the range of $1,000-$5,000. The Trust supports a wide range of causes that share one common purpose—to improve the lives of individuals and families living in Horry and Georgetown counties. Funding is available for equipment and supplies, general operating support and special projects or programs.

WCF is offering two sessions for nonprofits to learn more about new grant guidelines and how to use the new online application form. Nonprofit representatives can register at www.wcf-grant-app-training-2018.eventbrite.com.

Friday, June 1, 2018
Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation, 95 Centermarsh Lane, Pawleys Island, S.C.
Session 1: 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Session 2: 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Once again, program applications open June 4th and the deadline for submissions is July 16, 2018. To apply, nonprofits must create a login via Waccamaw Community Foundation’s grant application portal. It may take up to 48 hours for login requests to be approved. Please direct questions about programs to Program Associate, Kristen Bitzegaio at (843) 357-4483 or kristen@mywcf.org. To learn more, visit waccamawcf.org/grant-opportunities.

About Waccamaw Community Foundation: Waccamaw Community Foundation seeks to improve quality of life across Horry and Georgetown counties by offering individuals, families and organizations the opportunity to establish named charitable funds that support the community through grants and scholarships. Founded in 1999, Waccamaw Community Foundation connects people with the causes they care about, provides personalized service and helps donors leave a lasting legacy. To learn more visit waccamawcf.org or call (843) 357-4483.