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Florence Symphony Guild Establishes Endowment Fund

  Florence Symphony Guild Establishes Endowment Fund Eastern Carolina Community Foundation is delighted to welcome the Florence Symphony Guild to their family of funds.  The Guild has established an endowment fund, fittingly named the Kathleen Lazar Baskin-Florence Symphony Guild Endowed Music Fund in honor of their upcoming 50th anniversary and Mrs. Baskin’s long-time, generous support.  […]

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Round 2 of Pee Dee Disaster Relief Grants Awarded

September 2020  Pee Dee Disaster Relief Fund Second Round of Grants Awarded Eastern Carolina Community Foundation has announced the recipients of the second round of funding from the Pee Dee Disaster Relief Fund, totaling over $12,000, to local non-profits in Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marlboro, and Marion counties.   The first round grant selection process resulted […]

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Kinney Family Fund Grants Awarded

  August 14, 2020  Kinney Family Fund Grants Awarded Eastern Carolina Community Foundation has announced the recipients of the recent Kinney Family Fund grants totaling $50,000. Recipients include Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, McLeod Health Foundation (Guest House and HOPE Fund), Humane Society of Marlboro County, Community Kitchen of Bennettsville, Bread […]

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First Round of Pee Dee Disaster Relief Grants Awarded

PO Box 1615 Florence, SC 29503   843-667-1131   easterncarolinacf.org   Pee Dee Disaster Relief Fund Grants Awarded Eastern Carolina Community Foundation has announced the recipients of the first round of funding from the Pee Dee Disaster Relief Fund. Elizabeth Kahn, ECCF Board Member states, “Non-profit organizations throughout the whole Pee Dee are struggling due to a […]

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Pee Dee Disaster Relief Grant – Round 3

Pee Dee Disaster Relief Fund Grant – Round 3 Eastern Carolina Community Foundation PO Box 1615 Florence, SC 29503     info@easterncarolinacf.org Fund History: The Pee Dee Disaster Fund was first established in 2010 at the Eastern Carolina Community Foundation through a partnership with the Darlington Raceway in response to tornados that hit Darlington. In 2015, donations […]

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Pee Dee Disaster Relief Grant

Pee Dee Disaster Relief Fund Grant Distribution Process Eastern Carolina Community Foundation PO Box 1615 Florence, SC 29503     info@easterncarolinacf.com Fund History: The Pee Dee Disaster Fund was first established in 2010 at the Eastern Carolina Community Foundation through a partnership with the Darlington Raceway in response to tornados that hit Darlington. In 2015, donations helped […]

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Eastern Carolina Community Foundation Scholarships

These scholarship are established by generous donors committed to furthering the education of the next generation. Each scholarship has its own specific purpose and eligibility criteria according to the recommendations of the donor. Electronic official transcripts will be accepted if submitted (info@easterncarolinacf.org) by the student’s guidance counselor. Justin O’Connor Memorial Scholarship Application– Deadline April 30, […]

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Office Hour Update

During this time, the Eastern Carolina Community Foundation will not be keeping regular office hours. Please keep an eye website: www.easterncarolinacf.org, or our Facebook page for updates. For any questions, please email info@easterncarolinacf.org. Thank you for your patience, and stay safe!

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“Look for the Helpers”

Mr. Rogers is quoted as saying, “When I was a boy, and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’” Yes, in times of crisis there are always people willing to help. I would argue that if […]

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William Penn Harrison Scholarship

William Penn Harrison Scholarship Application 2020 The William Penn Harrison Scholarship provides an up to $1,000 scholarship to graduating seniors from C.E. Murray, East Clarendon, Manning, or Scott’s Branch High Schools in need of financial assistance to pursue higher education.  Deadline for application is March 31, 2020.

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FBi Construction Scholarship

2020 FBi Scholarship Application The FBi Construction Scholarship is for students pursuing a course of study with the goal of working in the construction industry. This career could range from construction management or civil engineering to architecture to accounting. Applicants may be graduating high school seniors or returning post-secondary students at a technical school, college or […]

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Jason Vance Chatlosh Memorial Scholarship

2020 Chatlosh Scholarship Application The purpose of the Jason Vance Chatlosh is to provide a $1000 scholarship to a graduating senior who is planning on continuing their swimming career in college.  The scholarship is open to students in Sumter, Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Marion, Marlboro, or Williamsburg Counties.  Deadline for application is March […]

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Justin O’Connor Memorial Fund Scholarship

2020 O’Connor Scholarship Application The Justin O’Connor Memorial Fund Scholarship seeks to honor Justin O’Connor by distributing two $1,000 scholarships, an academic scholarship and an athletic scholarship for a student accepted to play college level sports. Deadline for application is March 31, 2020.

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Chrissy Conner Scholarship

Chrissy Conner Scholarship 2020 The Chrissy Conner Scholarship is open to graduating seniors attending a Florence School District 1 school who have been accepted to a training program for a skilled trade at an accredited institution.  Applications must be postmarked by March 31, 2020.

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Wilson Class of 1945 Scholarship

Wilson 45 Scholarship 2020 If you are a graduating senior from Wilson High School accepted to an institution of higher learning in South Carolina, apply for our Wilson Class of 1945 Scholarship. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide a $1,000 dollar scholarship to a Wilson senior who is planning on a South Carolina […]

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Women in Philanthropy 2019 Grant Cycle Now Closed

Women in Philanthropy (WIP) in in their 11th year of grant-making. The 2019 grant cycle is now open. Women in Philanthropy will award grants up to $7,000 to tax-exempt 501(c) 3 organizations with budgets under $750,000 serving the underprivileged and located in and serving one or more of the following Pee Dee counties: Chesterfield, Darlington, […]

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Eastern Carolina Community Foundation Awards Over $10,000 in Scholarships

Eastern Carolina Community Foundation (ECCF) is helping donors who believe in the importance and future of the next generation by investing in education. Scholarship funds will remain available to support students far into the future, and ECCF’s administration of the funds is carried out on a nondiscriminatory basis after careful review of eligible applications. Scholarship […]

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Eastern Carolina Community Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications!

Eastern Carolina Community Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications! These scholarships are established by generous donors committed to furthering the education of the next generation. Each scholarship has its own specific purpose and eligibility criteria according to the recommendations of the donor.  Electronic official transcripts will be accepted if submitted (info@easterncarolinacf.org) by the student’s guidance […]

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Eastern Carolina Community Foundation is proud to present #GivingTuesday Pee Dee

Join us for #GivingTuesday Pee Dee in Downtown Florence On Tuesday, November 27, Eastern Carolina Community Foundation is proud to host #GivingTuesday Pee Dee. This local movement, of the global #GivingTuesday, invites individuals to celebrate the holiday season by giving back and creating change in their communities and their world. Together, we can make a […]

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Eastern Carolina Community Foundation is #yalltogetherSC

Most Y’all of All Prize by Eastern Carolina Community Foundation Eastern Carolina Community Foundation is offering $300 in prize monies to nonprofits that participate in the #yalltogethersc campaign. Every week between October 23 and November 27, our Foundation will award a $50 prize to a nonprofit participating in #GivingTuesday Pee Dee that posts consistent with […]

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Response to Hurricane Florence: Pee Dee Disaster Relief Fund

We know that in the days ahead our local nonprofit organizations will be called upon to deliver aid.  Let’s help our neighbors by pulling together as a community! Eastern Carolina Community Foundation is accepting donations to support Hurricane Florence relief across the Pee Dee region. Contributions will go to nonprofit agencies working to meet the needs […]

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Justin O’Connor Memorial Fund to Award Two Scholarships

Justin O’Connor was a loving son and caring brother. Only 17 years old, he was a generous friend and gifted athlete whose joy and love for life were contagious. Justin was entering his senior year of high school with a dream of playing college baseball. That dream ended on an early morning in July 2017 […]

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Congratulations to our scholarship recipients!

Eastern Carolina Community Foundation (ECCF) is helping donors who believe in the importance and future of the next generation by investing in education. Scholarship funds will remain available to support students far into the future, and ECCF’s administration of the funds is carried out on a nondiscriminatory basis after careful review of eligible applications. Scholarship […]

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Scholarship Applications are Open for Submission

Eastern Carolina Community Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications! These scholarship are established by generous donors committed to furthering the education of the next generation. Each scholarship has its own specific purpose and eligibility criteria according to the recommendations of the donor.  Electronic official transcripts will be accepted if submitted (info@easterncarolinacf.org) by the students guidance […]

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