Health

GWG 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 unhealthy lifestyles or behaviors.

Greer Community Ministries

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $81,219

Toward replacing aged and obsolete kitchen equipment and upgrading HVAC and lighting systems used in their meal program for the elderly and disabled.

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Greenville County Schools Food and Nutrition Services

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $100,000

To provide culinary and nutrition training to Greenville County School Department (GCSD) cafeteria staff during the summers of 2013 and 2014. Staff from cafeterias where new, healthy choice menus have not yet been implemented will learn to prepare them.

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Mental Health America of Greenville County

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $59,300

For 18% funding that will enable the organization to enhance crisis intervention services by incorporating a TextTEENline service component. These intervention services will target all middle school and high school students in Greenville County.

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Surgeons for Sight

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $40,000

To provide vision screening, eye exams, corrective lenses and cataract surgeries to Greenvillians living at or below the poverty level.

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Clarity, Inc.

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $40,000

To replace outdated and aging audiometric equipment so that infants, children and adults will have accurate hearing evaluations.

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Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Greenville (NAMI)

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $43,742

For the implementation of crisis intervention training for 250 law enforcement and EMS first-responders, training them to recognize and respond appropriately and effectively when dealing with those experiencing psychiatric crises.

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Greenville Free Medical Clinic

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $65,000

For the purchase of digital x-ray equipment and related software and training that will facilitate the work of volunteer dentists.

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Welvista

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $30,000

For operational support of Welvista's prescription program. This program provides medications at no cost to eligible uninsured people in Greenville County

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Clarity – The Speech, Hearing, and Learning Center

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $25,000

The mission of the Speech, Hearing & Learning Center is to help individuals with speech, hearing, and learning challenges realize their potential and improve their quality of life.

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The Center for Developmental Services

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $25,000

For replacement of telephone system shared with six partner agencies located at CDS.

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