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.

Blue Tent, Inc.

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $50,000

To support both a week-long summer camp and year-round programs providing outreach to abused and neglected children.

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Faces and Voices of Recovery (FAVOR)

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $60,000

To provide certification classes for volunteer coaches in order to continue core family programs and expand the Intervention and children's programs. FAVOR expects to serve 640 first-time clients with this grant.

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Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Charleston

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $60,000

To support the "Save-A-Smile" program in Greenville County, an initiative of Catholic Charities of the Upstate, which will serve 150 low-income individuals in need of dentures in the coming year.

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Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Upstate

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $40,000

For a pilot program that will intensively target 40 at-risk 8th graders at League Academy, a charter middle school, as they transition to high school.

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The Family Effect

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $100,000

Used towards funding the construction of a new therapeutic treatment building for children of families served by The Phoenix Center and Serenity Place.

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Project HOPE Foundation

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $45,748

For 20% funding of a pilot program called Ready to Learn-Ready to Teach that will prepare autistic children ages 3-11 to succeed in the regular classroom through a highly effective treatment known as Applied Behavior Analysis or ABA, and will also train educators to teach these children successfully.

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Julie Valentine Center

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $46,777

For 100% funding, over two years, of a Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma prevention program that will support implementation of the "Period of Purple Crying" Program for families of babies delivered at GHS Children's Hospital; the aim of the program is to have maternity nurses educate parents on the subject of normal early infant crying. The grant will also be applied towards the purchase of specialized medical equipment that will enable the two GHS pediatricians who perform medical evaluations on children at the Julie Valentine Center to document abusive head trauma.

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Allen Temple Community Development Corporation

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $35,697

For partial funding, over two years, for the position of Tenant Relations Coordinator of the Community Empowerment Program.

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Project Host

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $49,042

To increase the number of fresh, prepared from scratch meals served to at-risk children in Greenville County through the Feeding Hungry Children Project, and at the same time enable students from Project Host's CC Pearce Culinary School to gain the skills needed to work in professional kitchens.

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Pendleton Place, Inc.

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $79,367

For supporting 2 years of the rigorous pursuit of accreditation from the Council of Accreditation, the national accrediting body established by the Child Welfare League of America for behavioral, healthcare and human services organizations. Once accredited, Pendleton Place will be eligible to apply for funding available only to accredited agencies.

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