Bunnelle Foundation awards grants

  • Friday, May 23, 2014

  • Updated Friday, May 23, 2014 10:04 am

The Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation recently awarded $394,625 in its “Grants for the Common Good” program to 24 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 that cycle. Awards made in the area of “Addressing the Root Causes of Poverty” were to Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation, $17,000; Family Justice Center of Georgetown County, $15,000; Homes of Hope, Inc., $20,000; Miss Ruby’s Kids, $20,000; Nurse Family Partnership/First Steps of Horry County, $15,000; The Salvation Army, $18,000.

Awards made in the area of “Encouraging Positive Youth Development” were to Freedom Readers, $6,000; Georgetown County Board of Disabilities & Special Needs, $10,000; Georgetown County Boys Mentor Group, $9,500; Georgetown County Historical Society, $12,625; Georgetown Presbyterian Church/Hispanic Outreach, $18,000; Greater Bible Way Church of Georgetown, $19,000; Little Smurf’s Child Development Center, $20,000; Optimism Preventive Services, Inc., $15,000; Pawleys Island Child Development Center, $20,000; Pee Dee Community Project, $11,000; SEWEE Association, $20,000; South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, $15,000; Teach My People, $20,000; The Cultural Council of Georgetown County, $15,000; The JOY School, $18,500; The Mitney Project, $20,000; The Village Group, $20,000; U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service/Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge, $20,000.

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

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