On May 20, 2021, Greenville Women Giving granted $550,000 to eleven outstanding organizations. Since its founding in 2006, GWG has granted $7 million to 86 organizations in the Greenville community. View video.
Greenville Women Giving (GWG) is a women’s collective philanthropic organization that serves Greenville County SC. 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.
GWG seeks to fund worthy grants that have the potential for high-impact and significant positive change in our community.
Grant applicants must be located within or offering services to the citizens of Greenville County SC and qualify as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or under the auspices of a qualified fiscal agent, or be classified as a unit of government.
GWG members believe that a healthy community requires strong programs and services in a variety of areas. GWG seeks to fund at least one grant in each of our five targeted areas.
GWG seeks to strengthen our community through the arts by supporting grants that promote the creation of, access to, and the appreciation of the arts, as well as programs that incorporate the arts as part of a multidisciplinary teaching program.
GWG promotes lifelong learning by supporting grants that educate individuals for a productive life from early childhood through higher education, as well as those providing for teacher development, access to quality educational programs and job training.
GWG seeks to enhance our community by supporting grants that protect and preserve natural areas and resources, that improve outdoor recreational opportunities and parks, and that teach conservation, protection and the responsible use of natural resources.
GWG seeks to improve the overall health of the community by supporting grants that promote health, wellness and access to high quality healthcare for everyone, as well as grants that assist individuals in changing or avoiding unhealthy lifestyles or behaviors.
GWG seeks to address inequities within our community by supporting grants that address every individual’s needs for food, clothing, shelter and safety, as well as grants that address underlying social problems.
Positively Impacting Greenville in five key focus areas!
$7 million in grants awarded since 2007