What We Offer:

We Offer:


·         Personalized Service

o   Educate people on charitable giving vehicles

o   Customize giving approaches to match personal interests and tax planning needs

o   Share expansive knowledge on the community’s needs

o   Offer grant making expertise and administrative services

o   Help people create personal legacies

o   Provide the options on giving anonymously


·         Local Expertise

o   Local organization with local staff and board members

o   Knowledge of community issues, opportunities and resources

o   Monitor all community needs….

Arts & Culture                      Health

Economic development        Human Services

Education                               Recreation

Environment                          Community Improvement


·         Community Leadership

o   Catalyst for the community

o   Build endowments ensuring grants are available to support the community

o   Support high impact opportunities

o   Governed by leaders with strong ties to our community

o   Foster development of new organizations and programs

o   Advisement of funds as community needs change


Grant Seekers

Sumter Sunshine Community Foundation seeks to be a responsive and proactive community partner that works strategically to address existing and emerging community issues. The Community Foundation  invest significant dollars in the form of grants to nonprofit organizations. Organizations recognized under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and/or a qualified government entity and located in our service area are eligible to receive grants. Grant applications will be available from this site based on the schedule below. If you have any questions, please contact Foundation staff at

Please note that all of these competitive grant programs have their own funding priorities and proposal requirements.