Grant Opportunities

Getting Started

Waccamaw Community Foundation serves Georgetown and Horry county nonprofits through a twice-yearly competitive grant program, as well as through specialized donor-advised grants. We accept applications for our competitive grants in the second and fourth quarter of each year. The majority of our grants are awarded through donor-advised funds, which are given at the recommendation of the donor and do not have open applications.

If you have never applied for a grant from Waccamaw Community Foundation, please contact Kristen before you submit your application by emailing [email protected] or calling 843-357-4483.

Applying for Grants

Our next competitive grant cycle opens on June 4, with a deadline of July 16. The application is available through our affiliate organization, Coastal Community Foundation, online here: https://ccf.spectrumportal.net/Accounts/LogOn.

Online applications open twice annually in early December and June with submission deadlines in January and July. To review our grant seeker guidelines and view our evaluation rubric, download the PDF here.

To apply for one of our competitive grants, your organization must meet the following requirements:

  • Applicants must be nonprofit organizations with 501(c)3 designation.
  • Programs/projects must serve Horry and/or Georgetown Counties only.
  • If awarded a grant, you must supply a status report for the grant at your program’s conclusion or within one year.

If you are a recipient of a previous grant from Waccamaw Community Foundation, the following conditions must be satisfied for a new application to be considered:

  • One full year must have passed from your most recent successful grant.
  • All funds from your last award must be spent before submitting a new application.
  • A Status Report from your last grant must be completed and submitted to [email protected].

About Our Grants