A New Record $541,218 in Grants

May 15, 2015

Supporting the vulnerable, re-directing lives, providing adequate facilities, and sustaining enhanced opportunities for young people – our grants this year will help the organizations that touch people in all these areas. We received 80 grant applications requesting over $5 million. Sixty-two dedicated and hard-working members of the Grants Review Committee started analyzing these in late January. From this commendable group of non-profits representing all five of our giving areas, the committee selected a slate of 12 grant requests, which appeared on our ballots. Through your votes, you selected these 8 organizations as our 2015 Grant Recipients:

Blue Tent, Inc. ($50,000) to support a week-long summer camp and year-round programs that provide needed outreach to abused and neglected children.

Center for Developmental Services ($65,272) to repair and replace HVAC units, the generator, pool filtration, and elevator maintenance for the facility housing six agencies that serve children with developmental challenges and their families.

The Frazee Center ($53,246) to create an in-house mental and emotional health counseling center for low-income students and their families.

Generation Group Homes of Greenville, Inc. ($87,000) to renovate Generation’s original building opened in 1991, used?to house adolescent boys caught in the cycle of sexual abuse.

Harvest Hope Food Bank ($100,000) to repair the warehouse freezer and electrical system for their 62-year old building that is used to store and provide food for hungry people through its 100 non-profit agency partners.

Mill Community Ministries ($61,000) to fund stipends for at-risk youth, their adult supervisors, a 5-part video series of student progress, and youth retreats for the Mill Village Farms program.

Safe Harbor ($49,700) to fund a strategic outreach and marketing plan?to emphasize the role men can play in ending domestic violence against women and girls in Greenville County.

Taylors Free Medical Clinic ($75,000) to expand their existing facility to help the medically underserved and indigent people of Greenville County.

Our total allocation for grants this year is $541,218! Thanks to our members, the Community Foundation, and other GWG donors, these programs can create hope, change lives, and build a greater Greenville.

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