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$6M for Greenville Non-Profits

From Greenville Women Giving

May 15, 2019 - 11:14 am

Seven nonprofit organizations in Greenville were recipients of funds from the local philanthropic organization, Greenville Women Giving. The group awarded $580,870 in grants to the different organizations during their annual meeting at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. 

Since its founding in 2006, Greenville Women Giving has granted more than $6 million to 79 different Greenville County non-profits in five areas: Arts and Culture, Education, Environment, Health, and Human Services.

This year, the funds will support everything from childhood cancer special needs to improving the lives of women and children victims of human trafficking to rejuvenating the Reedy River.

Here is the complete list of grant awardees for 2019: 

  1. CHILDREN’S CANCER PARTNERS OF THE CAROLINAS - $60,000 over 2 years in support of the Greenville Childhood Cancer Special Needs Fund to provide financial, logistical and emotional assistance to families whose children are battling cancer, and to improve their overall quality of life.
  2. CITY OF GREENVILLE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT - $100,000 over 2 years to restore and rejuvenate the Reedy River through the entire length of Unity Park.  This will create a natural stormwater ecosystem, increase green space, encourage river access, and promote environmental education.
  3. HABITAT FOR HUMANITY -  $88,506 to create a secure, climate-controlled construction warehouse.  This will result in the implementation of a bulk buying strategy, greater leveraging of tools and staff, and the ability to continue working on days with inclement or extreme weather.
  4. PENDLETON PLACE - $83,048 to renovate and expand the bathrooms at the John I. Smith House (circa 1919) residential foster care facility for teen girls. This project will add an additional shower, which will make a critical difference in a home that holds up to 10 teenage girls.
  5. SENIOR ACTION - $100,000 to construct state-of-the-art music and art studios within Senior Action’s new Flagship Center. The art and music programs are among the most popular of the programs for this organization serving nearly 5000 seniors annually.
  6. SWITCH - $69,316 over 2 years to provide holistic case management to and advocacy for women (including minors as young as 14) who have been victimized, working hand-in-hand with them to build customized roadmaps to take control of their lives.  The project will add a care coordinator, partially fund a clinical director and support the Restoration Fund.
  7. YouthBASE - $80,000 to create a second YouthBASE site to provide individualized academic and social skills for at-risk students in the Judson/Welcome community.  YouthBASE is a proven model and this project will double the capacity of the organization to ensure more children receive early intervention and stay on track for high school graduation.

Greenville Women Giving 2019 ceremony
Image: GWG/Amy Randall Photography

About Greenville Women Giving: 
Greenville Women Giving (GWG) is a women’s collective philanthropic organization that serves Greenville County. Funding for grants is made available through the annual donations of GWG members and from other donor-directed contributions through the Community Foundation of Greenville. Grants are awarded once a year (in May) and are selected based on the cumulative voting of the entire GWG membership. Membership in Greenville Women Giving is open to all women who commit to the annual contribution for three years. For information about membership, upcoming events and grants, visit and follow GWG on Facebook and Instagram.


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