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.

Camp Opportunity

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $49,540

To fund a summer camp week of fun in a safe, loving environment for 75 children in DSS protective custody.

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Upstate, Inc.

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $40,000

To recruit and train 100 new mentors who will be matched on a one-to-one basis with at-risk youth in Greenville. Big Brothers and Big Sisters work with their mentees to help them stay in school and navigate their way to responsible adulthood.

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United Ministries

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $48,000

To fund the cost of 600 GED exams administered through the Adult Education program over the next two years.

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Triune Mercy Center

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $45,000

For the construction of a new building entrance that will provide more welcoming, efficient access to services.

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Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $80,000

Two years' funding for the Smart Center After School Program at East North Street Academy.

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Project HOPE Foundation

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $45,200

To design and pilot a new classroom model for children with autism that will build upon each student's strengths in computer skills and address autism-specific deficits in social interactions, communication, physical education, and everyday activities.

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Women Build – Habitat for Humanity

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $28,500

For partial funding of the $57,000 in materials required to build one house for a single working mother or grandmother, someone who would not qualify for a traditional home loan.

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Loaves & Fishes

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $30,000

Funds to be applied to the purchase of a twelve-foot refrigerated box truck. The agency received a grant from the Hollingsworth Funds for $25,000, the rest of the cost of the truck.

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Greenville Rape Crisis and Child Abuse Center

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $25,305

For partial funding of the school education program "Prevent Child Abuse".

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