Frances Bunnelle was a firm believer that people should care for one another according to their means. She quietly gave assistance to the disenfranchised and disadvantaged because she believed in the importance of community.
Mrs. Bunnelle created the Foundation in 2000 to support charitable causes serving Georgetown County, South Carolina. After her passing that same year, her trustees adopted the mission to improve the quality of life for County residents by concentrating on areas consistent with Mrs. Bunnelle’s values.
The first grants were made in 2003. Since then, more than $26 million has been distributed to worthy causes serving Georgetown County and the Foundation has served as a convener and thought leader in the community.
The Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life for all Georgetown County residents by focusing in five areas:
The Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation’s vision is of a diverse community with abundant opportunity for work, recreation and sustainable living.
Be honest, trustworthy, transparent and sincere in all that we do.
Take ownership, accept responsibility and obligation to accomplish the work.
Commit to our mission through purposeful team engagement and partnerships.
Set the standard of high-quality results by raising the bar and exceeding expectations to empower our community.
Support equal access to resources and opportunities to achieve improved outcomes for all.
Treat others with kindness by actively listening, understanding and empathizing.
Leverage our knowledge and resources to foster relationships as we work to fulfill our mission.