A Legacy of Giving for the Future of Myrtle Beach

“Our long-time partnership with the Chapin Foundation has given us the opportunity to strengthen our community.”
Matt Dempski Chief Executive Officer, YMCA of Coastal Carolina
“The support of The Chapin Foundation has better equipped Mt. Olive to accomplish its mission – “feed the hungry, clothe the naked and cheer the fallen”. Words cannot express our gratitude and gratefulness to such an outstanding organization for caring and sharing with us. God is doing a mighty work through The Chapin Foundation. Mt. Olive AME Church, especially the youth, and the community it serves have truly been increased.”
Ricarldo "Ricky" Washington Project Coordinator, Mt. Olive AME Church
“Reach Out and Read has had very positive affect through our practice. The children look forward to getting a book. The parents seem to appreciate the interest shown in the development of their children. Our staff love being able to give the children something that will help them succeed in life.”
Daniel Shuler, MD, FAAP Grand Strand Pediatrics, Reach Out & Read Champion, Chapin Library - Reach Out & Read
“The Chapin Foundation has been a tremendous partner in our effort to serve at risk and high risk youth in our community while building partnerships with other local agencies and churches. Together, we may implement positive youth initiatives that will mold today’s youth into productive and future leaders of Myrtle Beach!”
Dione Buonto Chief Executive Officer, Boys & Girls Club of the Grand Strand

Our Founder, A Man of Vision

Simeon B. Chapin was a man of faith, a man of vision and a man of action. He cared about people and built programs and institutions to make their lives and communities better. In 1911, he joined with Burroughs & Collins to begin development of Myrtle Beach.

In the early 1940’s, Mr. Chapin sold his Wall Street brokerage business and retired. He then created four foundations, one here in Myrtle Beach, SC. His passion was to grow the communities he loved, to inspire young people and encourage faith in God.

In his own words, “I love to see things grow. I would have no right to the things I have if I did not share them with others.” - Simeon B. Chapin

The Chapin Foundation Serves Myrtle Beach

The Chapin Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of the people of Myrtle Beach. The funding guidelines are very specific and reflect the visionary thinking of Mr. Chapin.

Areas of focus are: Church needs or programs as well as their local & foreign missions, church identified and sponsored non-profits, the YMCA, and public hospitals & libraries.

Letters of Inquiry are due on the first day of each quarter:
January 1, April 1, July 1 & October 1.

How To Apply