A philanthropic organization founded on the idea that collectively, women can make a real difference.
Greenville Women Giving is a Special Initiative of:
Application Opens: November 1, 2016Application Deadline: January 11, 2017, 5 p.m.
Grant Requests: Between $40,000 and $100,000
Greenville Women Giving (GWG) is a women's collective philanthropic organization that serves Greenville County, SC. Grant funds are made available by 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.
Greenville Women Giving seeks to fund worthy projects that have the potential for high impact and significant positive change in our community. We welcome grant requests from non-profit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt agencies located within or offering services to the citizens of Greenville County, SC.
Because we believe that a healthy community requires strong programs and services in a variety of areas, GWG will seek to fund at least one grant in each of the five focus areas listed below. The remainder of the applications will be ranked and grants awarded accordingly with all remaining funds.
Arts and CultureGWG seeks to strengthen our community through arts by supporting projects that promote the creation of, access to and appreciation of art, as well as programs that incorporate the arts as part of a multidisciplinary teaching program.
EducationGWG promotes lifelong learning by supporting projects that educate individuals for a productive life from early childhood through higher education as well as those providing for teacher development and access to quality educational programs and job training.
EnvironmentGWG seeks to enhance our community by supporting projects that protect and preserve natural areas ans resources, that improve outdoor recreational opportunities and parks, and that teach conservation, protection and the responsible use of natural resources.
HealthGWG seeks to improve the overall health of the community by supporting projects that promote health, wellness and access to high quality healthcare for everyone, as well as projects that assist individuals in changing or avoiding unhelthy lifestyles or behaviors.
Human ServicesGWG seeks to address inequities within our community by supporting projects that address every individual's needs for food, clothing and shelter as well as projects that address underlying social problems.
Note: Some grant applications may meet the criteria for more than one focus area. Grantees will be asked to select the area that best applies to their particular grant. The Grants Review Committee reserves the right to change the category in order to maintain group consistency.
Our membership is open to any and all women who share our goals and will commit to donating for three years.