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 healthcare providers & libraries.