Neighbors Helping Neighbors

The Greater Chapin Community Foundation (GCCF) is an endowment publicly funded by and for the people living in Chapin, Ballentine, White Rock, Peak, Prosperity, and other nearby communities.

Our goal is to grow philanthropy in the Greater Chapin area, building a permanent endowed fund to address community needs now and into the future.

  • $500,000 invested in the endowment

  • $151,000 awarded to nonprofits serving Greater Chapin areas since 2003

  • 33 organizations awarded grants since 2003

Ways to Give

Your gift to GCCF will support needs in the Great Chapin community long into the future.

MAKE A SECURE ONLINE GIFT

If you prefer, you can mail a donation to Central Carolina Community Foundation’s office designated for the Greater Chapin Community Foundation. To make a gift of stocks, bonds, insurance or a bequest, contact JoAnn M. Turnquist.

Grants & Scholarships

The annual competitive grants process for Greater Chapin Community Foundation addresses a board range of charitable needs for the Greater Chapin community. The goal of the grants is to uplift and strengthen organizations that are addressing critical needs within the greater Chapin area. In 2019, GCCF grant awards to the Greater Chapin community increased by 57% compared to 2018.

APPLY FOR A GRANT

Greater Chapin Community Foundation also offers two scholarships to students who reside in the Greater Chapin area:

  • Louetta Slice Scholarship for students 21 years or older
  • Mae and Wilbur Fulmer Scholarship for students who are members or children of members of Mt. Horeb Lutheran Church.

Applications for these scholarships are accepted from January through March each year.

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR SCHOLARSHIPS

Awards

Greater Chapin Community Foundation honors members of the community making a difference through their annual Chapin Philanthropy Awards. The awards are presented each year at the annual Groundhog Valentines Ball.

The Louetta Slice Philanthropist of the Year Award honors an individual for their outstanding contributions to the community. Ken Loveless was awarded the inaugural award in 2019.

The Bud Lewandowski Youth Philanthropist of the Year Award honors a student or student group for their philanthropic efforts. The Chapin High School Academic Leadership Academy was awarded the inaugural award in 2019.

Nominations for the awards are accepted year-round and reviewed in January.

SUBMIT A NOMINATION

 

Upcoming Events

The annual Fall for Chapin Chili Cook-Off will take place Saturday, Oct. 12, 5:30 p.m. on Beaufort St. in downtown Chapin! In addition to the chili cook-off, you’ll experience live music by Sweet T and Baby Revival. The entrance fee is $10 — kids enter free.

Fall for Chapin benefits the GCCF, which in turn supports local nonprofit organizations.

To sponsor the event or compete in the chili cook-off, email Gerald Meetze.

 

Local Leadership

Greater Chapin Community Foundation is led by an all-volunteer board of local advisors who work to grow the endowment fund and oversee the grant-making process.

Nicholle Burroughs, Publicity Chair Brandon Liles, Grants Chair
Missy Earley, Secretary Gerald Meetze
Angela Douglas Hood Michael O’Shaughnessey, Vice Chair
Laura Huggins Jennifer Perritt, Chair
Ray Hunt Billie Williams

Contact Us

Greater Chapin Community Foundation
2142 Boyce Street, Suite 402
Columbia, SC 29201

Phone: 803.730.3275

Email: GCCE@yourfoundation.org

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