Waccamaw Community Foundation joins Nationwide celebration to recognize the local impact of community foundations

October 25, 2022

Waccamaw Community Foundation, the Grand Strand’s leading philanthropic organization, will join a nationwide celebration of National Community Foundation Week, Nov. 12-18, 2022, to recognize the increasingly significant role philanthropic organizations play in fostering local collaboration and innovation to address persistent civic and economic challenges.

For more than a century, Community Foundations have served as a trusted partner and resource whose effect can be seen in the lives of millions and in the vibrant neighborhoods that continue to thrive through their mission-driven work. During this time, Community Foundations come together to share and reflect on the stories of impact over the past year.

“The work of Community Foundations’ spans beyond the practice of giving. There is a tangible impact that can be seen in the lives of those these selfless organizations serve,” said Executive Director Mike Mancuso. “Waccamaw Community Foundation is more determined than ever to bring our Horry and Georgetown Counties partners together to find innovative and effective solutions for some of our region’s most challenging social issues and advance the most promising of opportunities to benefit our residents.”

Community Foundations are independent, public entities that steward philanthropic resources from institutional and individual donors to local nonprofits and represent one of the fastest-growing forms of philanthropy. As Community Foundations find solutions for communities large and small, urban, and rural – it is the collective work of these organizations that will have the most profound impact.

Community Foundation Week was created in 1989 by former president George H.W. Bush to recognize the work of Community Foundations throughout the United States and their collaborative approach to working with the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to address community problems.

About the Waccamaw Community Foundation

Since 1999, local philanthropists have turned to Waccamaw Community Foundation to effectively manage their giving and meet community needs. The organization serves many people who share a common concern: improving quality of life in Horry and Georgetown counties.

WCF makes charitable giving simple and effective by offering individuals creative ways to establish and manage funds that will positively impact the Waccamaw Region for generations to come. WCF also offers advice about projects and organizations, helping donors meet their philanthropic goals.