EIN 57-1095197

Frances P Bunnelle Foundation

IRS 501(c) type
Num. employees
Pawleys Island
Year formed
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NTEE code, primary
To supporting charitable causes serving Georgetown County, South Carolina. Founded by its namesake prior to her passing in 2000, the Foundation embodies her vision of a community with abundant opportunity for healthy, safe and sustainable living.
Related structure
Frances P Bunnelle Foundation is a subordinate organization under Coastal Community Foundation.
Also known as...
Frances P Bunnelle Foundation Coastal Community Foundation of SC
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Program areas at Frances P Bunnelle Foundation

The Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation serves the georgetown county region through a robust grantmaking program and leads other important community-wide initiatives. The Bunnelle center: in 2022, the Foundation continued to make meeting space available at no charge to nonprofits serving georgetown county. The building includes two meeting rooms, one with state-of-the-art technology that can accommodate 50+ people, and another small meeting room that can accommodate 12. Palmetto giving day: the Foundation was proud to support palmetto giving day in 2022 with matching funds and administrative support. Over $3 million was raised over a 36-hour period through online giving to support 62 organizations that serve georgetown county. Pathways to possibilities: in 2022 the Foundation hosted the 4th annual pathways to possibilities career expo, once again virtually, which reached over 4,000 8th graders from 10 counties. The event connects them with career education and future opportunities with over 50 regional employers in an interactive workforce development experience.
Cradle to career: the cradle to career (c2c) initiative highlights the Bunnelle Foundation's work to ensure that all young people in georgetown county will have the character, competencies, creativity and motivation required for traditional and new economy jobs. The initiative was created to address the trend of young people leaving georgetown county after high school due to a lack of opportunity in the area, promoting positive youth development and economic vitality through partnerships that will help create opportunity in georgetown county. Projects include internships for college students with local businesses and a youth board for high school students.
Grantmaking: in 2022 the Foundation awarded over $1.9m in grants to 97 different organizations that support georgetown county in the areas that meet the Bunnelle mission. These grants were distributed as follows: 117 grants totaling $816,556 supporting youth development programs, 118 grants totaling $609,558 supporting human needs programs, 45 grants totaling $321,829 supporting environmental programs, 28 grants totaling $154,750 supporting root causes of poverty efforts, 11 grants totaling $48,950 supporting economic vitality initiatives.

Grants made by Frances P Bunnelle Foundation

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Saint Frances Animal CenterNeighborhood & Community Dev.$138,789
Palmetto ProjectHealth$100,000
Bible Way Church of GeorgetownEducation$93,350
...and 75 more grants made totalling $1,830,423

Who funds Frances P Bunnelle Foundation

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Post and Courier FoundationPublic Service and Reporting Lab$28,000
Tidelands Georgetown Memorial HospitalOperational Support$10,000

Personnel at Frances P Bunnelle Foundation

Jane LitzVice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer$0
Geales SandsExecutive Director$0
Terri Lottchea| Operations Manager | Tlottchea@bunnelle | Direct Line
Kevin McCrayGrants and Data Manager | Kmccray.@bunnelle. | Direct Line
Charles R SwensonChairman$0
...and 4 more key personnel

Financials for Frances P Bunnelle Foundation

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$109,619
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$1,023,621
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$916,180
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$22
Total revenues$2,049,442

Form 990s for Frances P Bunnelle Foundation

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-05-15990View PDF
2021-122022-05-09990View PDF
2020-122021-09-03990View PDF
2019-122020-09-30990View PDF
2018-122019-06-19990View PDF
...and 9 more Form 990s
Data update history
November 25, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
September 25, 2023
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $270,000 from The Richards Foundation
July 4, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
May 20, 2023
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $500,000 from The Morgan Morton Family Foundation
September 9, 2022
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
Nonprofit Types
Grantmaking organizationsChapter / child organizationsCharities
Voting rights
Provides grantsState / local levelTax deductible donationsNo full-time employees
General information
PO Box 1965
Pawleys Island, SC 29585
Georgetown County, SC
Website URL
(843) 237-1222
Facebook page
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
T30: Public Foundations
Parent/child status
Subordinate organization
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