Our Vision, Mission & Plan

Our vision is to create a community that reflects the core values of hospitality, hard work, stewardship and inspiration, which in turn creates a stronger region, a higher quality of life, and a building of resources for the community’s future. 

Our mission is to improve the quality of life of our region by fostering philanthropy for the lasting good of our communities, now and for future generations.

Our plan is for donors achieve and realize their philanthropic dreams and aspirations while creating healthy communities and a strong, vibrant economic region.

We Offer:

                        Personalized Service

               Educate people on charitable giving vehicles

         Customize giving approaches to match personal interests and tax planning needs

         Share expansive knowledge on the community’s needs

         Offer grant making expertise and administrative services

         Help people create personal legacies

         Provide the options on giving anonymously


                Local Expertise

           Local organization with local staff and board members

         Knowledge of community issues, opportunities and resources

         Monitor all community needs….

  • Arts & Culture Health
  •  Economic Development               
  •  Human Services
  •   Education               
  •   Recreation
  •  Environment
  •   Community Improvement

             Community Leadership

          Catalyst for the community

         Build endowments ensuring grants are available to support the community

         Support high impact opportunities

         Governed by leaders with strong ties to our community

         Foster development of new organizations and programs

         Advisement of funds as community needs change

It is our intent to encourage proactive partnerships with profit, non-profit, faith based and governmental organizations that meet community needs, optimizing resources, eliminating the duplication of efforts and supporting initiatives that preserve and enhance our culture, heritage, and environment.

Sumter Sunshine Community Foundation is committed to:

      providing a variety of resources to our local nonprofit organizations

      raising corporate and community awareness of non-profit efforts

      supporting grassroots projects and events 

      funding the arts

     enhancing programs that foster the character values that make successful individuals, strong families, healthy communities

      encouraging community participation and social representation throughout our region

      fostering partnerships where there is equal representation and monies are distributed according to population and need

      assisting in the need for community connection, voice and representation both individually and collectively

      endeavoring to attain and provide accurate data to reflect the needs and strengths of the communities we serve

      forwarding sustainable economics

      ensuring community strength during uncertain economic times

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