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.

Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Greenville

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $44,240

Used to fund a coordinator and materials to train volunteers and teachers in proven intervention programs for three Title I schools.

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Taylors Free Medical Clinic

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $75,000

Used to expand their existing facility in order to meet the increasing need for services. The expansion will allow the clinic to add 1,600 appointments per year; the building will become handicapped accessible. The expansion includes a larger pharmacy, additional exam room and several triage rooms.

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Harvest Hope Food Bank

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $100,000

Used for extensive freezer and electrical repairs at the 62 year old, 85,000 square feet Harvest Hope warehouse, which will ensure it remains OSHA compliant and allows clients, staff and volunteers to receive, inspect, store and distribute the donated food quickly, safely and efficiently.

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Center for Developmental Services

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $65,272

For repair and replacement of HVAC units, the generator, pool filtration, and elevator maintenance for the facility which houses six agencies.

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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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