CEG 2011

2011 Community Enrichment Grants

$132,753 awarded to 18 charitable organizations

Social/Community Services Programs:  $75,760

  • Alliance for Collaboration with the Hispanic Community - $8,500 to create an online bilingual resource directory to help Spanish-speakers and agencies serving them gather information and connect with services.
  • A Child's Haven - $4,980 to fund hiring an Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) specialist to work directly with the treatment teams.
  • Fostering Great Ideas - $5,200 to fund a program manager to work with volunteers and parents of children in foster care to improve family visits and family reunification, when appropriate.
  • Greenville Humane Society (South Carolina Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) - $7,980 to purchase a new technology system to streamline operations and increase long range organizational capacity. 
  • Harvest Hope Food Bank - $16,000 to integrate the Benefit Bank of SC (an online service connecting low- and moderate-income people with work support and eligible benefits) with the Harvest Hope Emergency Food Pantry site in Greenville. 
  • Pendleton Place Inc. - $10,000 to support its on-site medical program that provides comprehensive pediatric services to all clients.
  • Safe Harbor - $10,000 to partner with Mental Health America's CRISISline program on evenings and weekends to provide access to highly trained crisis interventionists. 
  • Triune Mercy Center - $8,100 to upgrade computer infrastructure.
  • United Ministries - $5,000 to fund the Employment Readiness program and remove barriers to successful employment.

Health Programs:  $19,000

  • Lutheran Homes of South Carolina, Inc. - $5,000 to help cover the costs of opening an office of BeWell Home Services in downtown Greenville to serve older adults who need assistance with activities of daily living so they can continue living at home.
  • South Carolina First Steps to School Readiness - $4,000 to develop a Web Portal resource for all families to help track their child's developmental progress and provide links to services and resources.
  • Taylors Free Medical Clinic - $10,000 to provide patients with bridge medications during the 4-week period it takes to qualify for patient assistance programs for pharmaceuticals.

Education Programs:  $25,493

  • The Children's Museum of the Upstate Inc. - $5,543 to provide admission and programming for 1,000 students and chaperones from Title 1 schools, Head Start programs, after school networks and other partners in at-risk communities.
  • Communities in Schools of Greenville County Inc. - $5,000 to supplement intense case management of thirty at-risk youth at Tanglewood Middle School to help them succeed in middle school and equip them for high school.
  • Public Education Partners - $5,000 to implement a model of professional development to strengthen teachers' ability to teach reading effectively in two high-need elementary schools.
  • St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School - $9,950 to improve the research-based PreK program and extend it to the K5 classroom.

Arts and Humanities Programs:  $12,500

  • Fountain Inn Museum Inc. - $5,000 to support a new five week summer enrichment camp for K-12 students focused on connecting youth to generational stories of residents who grew up in the Depression, WWII, and during Greenville's expansion.
  • Metropolitan Arts Council - $7,500 to support design and implementation of a digital strategy that will allow for greater awareness of the arts community, fund-raising opportunities, and programs and services.