Common Issues / Common Threads

Current and prospective members of Common Issues / Common Threads may use the link on this page to log in to the CICT Groupsite. Quarterly CICT meetings are sponsored by the Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation in order to promote networking and collaboration among the County's community support organizations.

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Georgetown County Nonprofit Organizations

On the Nonprofit Directory page you may research nonprofit and community organizations that have received support from the Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation. The Directory offers a listing of the many organizations at work in the County. Each meets a specific need. Please consider giving your time, talent and treasure to one or more of these worthy causes.

Grantmaking Reports

From its inception in 2000 and its first grants in 2003, the Bunnelle Foundation has invested over $20 million in improving the quality of life for all Georgetown County residents to achieve the vision of a community with abundant opportunity for healthy, safe and sustainable living.

2016 Grantmaking
  • Funding Awarded in 2016:  $1,704,174
  • Number of Organizations funded: 73

In 2016, the Bunnelle Foundation awarded over 1.7 million dollars in grants to 73 organizations serving Georgetown County residents.  The 2016 Lowcountry Giving Day provided over $150,000 in matching funds to participating organizations as they continue to excel in soliciting online donations. Changes were made to the Common Good grant program that would align our giving more closely with the overall strategy of making an impact at the intersection of positive youth development and promoting economic vitality.

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2015 Grantmaking
  • Funding Awarded in 2015:  $1,895,776
  • Number of Organizations funded: 79

In 2015, the Bunnelle Foundation awarded over 1.8 million dollars in grants.  Bunnelle provided an incentive match to Georgetown County nonprofits participating in the 2015 Lowcountry Giving Day. Through this matching opportunity, over $140,000 was awarded to organizations in an effort to build their online presence in a fundraising capacity. The Mini Grants program was further expanded in 2015, offering greater funding to a larger number of organizations.

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2014 Grantmaking
  • Funding Awarded in 2014:  $1,538,921
  • Number of Organizations funded: 77

In 2014, the Bunnelle Foundation awarded over one and a half million dollars in grants.  Some of this funding was devoted to capacity building of emerging leaders in Georgetown County through scholarships for the Riley Institute’s Diversity Leaders Initiative and the Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Georgetown program. Scholarships were also provided to nonprofit leaders to attend the South Carolina Association of Nonprofit Organizations annual Forum held in Charleston.  In 2013, the Foundation put in place a matching program in which staff and Board members’ local giving can be matched with Bunnelle funding.  This innovative program has widened our circle of giving within the County to reflect the choices of a wider variety of givers.

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