The 2018 Spring Cycle of Grants for the Common Good

The Spring cycle of Grants for the Common Good is almost here!

This cycle will address the focus area of encouraging positive youth development. The first step in the process, the online Letter of Intent, will be accepted from December 1 to January 11. Please see the Grants for the Common Good page for more information.

Should you feel you could use some help with the online process, please call the Bunnelle Foundation at 843-237-1222.

Changes to our Grantmaking in 2018

As 2018 approaches, we would like to inform our current and future nonprofit grantees of a few important changes to our traditional Grants for the Common Good grant cycles. Grants for the Common Good is a competitive program for organizations working in Georgetown County in our five focus areas. Historically, the Spring Cycle involved the focus areas of encouraging positive youth development and addressing the root causes of poverty, while the Fall Cycle focused on promoting economic vitality, preserving the environment and meeting basic human needs.

Starting in 2018, the Spring Cycle will focus only on encouraging positive youth development. The Fall Cycle will now be composed of the remaining four focus areas. Applicants in all focus areas may request up to $15,000 in grant funding for a special project or general operating support. A portion of the funds that have previously been granted through the Common Good Cycle have been reserved for our upcoming Education to Career (E2C) Initiative work. This initiative aims at strengthening local employment outcomes for youth in Georgetown County by focusing on the intersection of encouraging positive youth development and promoting economic vitality.

The first step in the application process for the Spring Cycle, the online Letter of Intent, will be accepted from December 1 – January 11 at www.bunnelle.org. Should you feel you could use some help with the online process, please call the Bunnelle Foundation at 843-237-1222.

Palmetto Giving Day 2018 Information Sessions

Palmetto Giving Day 2017 was a huge success raising over $675,000 for 33 nonprofits in Georgetown County. Planning for Giving Day 2018 is underway. If you’re looking for an exciting fundraising opportunity for non-profit organizations serving Georgetown County, Palmetto Giving Day is for you! If you are planning on participating in this year’s Palmetto Giving Day, attendance at one of these information sessions is a requirement. For more information or to RSVP please email: [email protected].

Introducing our New Location

On August 17, 2017, the Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation held our ribbon cutting event for our new location at 95 Centermarsh Lane in Pawleys Island. We were excited to see so many of our nonprofit and community partners visiting and enjoying our new facilities. This event marked an important milestone in the history of our Foundation’s work. We would like to thank the Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce for arranging and presenting this event. Also, thanks to all the builders and vendors who worked hard on renovating and creating this great space for us.

Our new space affords us the opportunity to provide more meeting space to our nonprofit partners. For those nonprofits serving Georgetown County that need space for their various meetings, we encourage you to consider our space for your events. The Bunnelle Community Room has audio/video capabilities for your presentation needs and has a capacity of 40 participants. Our low-tech option, the Peace Room, can accommodate 12 participants and is perfect for smaller meetings. We anticipate and hope that these spaces will be used just as much as our old space. If you are a nonprofit serving Georgetown County and you would like to reserve a room, reach out to Ashley at (843) 237-1222.

Bunnelle Offices Closed on Monday, September 11

Due to the fringe effects of Hurricane Irma, the Bunnelle Foundation will be closed on Monday, September 11. We will also be operating on a two-hour delay on Tuesday, September 12. Stay tuned to our website and our Facebook page for further updates on the Foundation’s schedule and status.