Human Services

GWG seeks to address inequities within our community by supporting projects that address every individual’s needs for food, clothing, shelter and safety as well as projects that address underlying social problems.

Greenville Homeless Alliance

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $97,125

Construct two tiny homes designed by Fine Arts Center high school architecture students, built by Soteria prison re-entry program participants, and rented to Soteria program graduates. This is the pilot phase of an innovative vision to create a mixed-income community for individuals re-entering society from incarceration and for people emerging from chronic homelessness.

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Generations Group Homes

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Grant Amount: $50,000

Update the 32-year-old kitchen of this nationally accredited residential and psychiatric treatment facility for young boys who are victims of sexual abuse. The updated kitchen will allow the organization to serve nutritious meals, store frozen food, and to sanitize kitchen utensils properly.

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Safe Harbor

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $100,000

Assist in the construction of a new domestic violence shelter and co-located services center that will increase the bed count from 34 to 56, increase the number served by 100 residents and improve services and facilities for domestic violence victims. The GWG grant will fund four (4) two-bedroom/one-bathroom units in the new 45,000-sq.-ft. facility.

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Fostering Great Ideas

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $71,468

Hire a second former foster child to serve as a certified life coach for teens aging out of the state foster care system. This grant will enable an additional 43 teens to receive assistance and counseling to guide them toward productive and meaningful lives.

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Rebuild Upstate

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Grant Amount: $100,000

Preserve and improve low income, owner-occupied homes in Greenville County.

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Thrive Upstate

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Grant Amount: $100,000

Fund two ADA vans to drive people to jobs, activities, and opportunities.

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A Child’s Haven

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $50,000

Expand all-day, therapeutic childcare for at-risk children with developmental and behavioral issues.

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Greenville Tech Foundation

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $50,000

Support two programs that help students with short-term financial needs continue their education.

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Project Host

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Grant Amount: $50,000

Renovate the aging soup kitchen for this agency serving the hungry six days per week, while also engaging in community outreach.

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Safe Harbor

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $50,000

Operating funds to offset a budget shortfall compounded by an increased need for comprehensive services and residential shelter for victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence.

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