Community Enrichment Grants for 2010

The Community Foundation of Greenville has announced grants totaling $135,033 to 22 local nonprofit organizations in Greenville County.  The Community Enrichment Grants are awarded annually and provide financial support to local charities serving the needs of our community. Again this year, grants were focused on meeting critical needs with 79% of the funds awarded to social service and health programs.

Education Programs:  $22,800

            Berea Elementary School -- $2,550 to teach teachers conversational Spanish

            Boys Home of the South -- $5,000 for its Boys to Men program

            Clarity Inc. -- $5,000 for its preschool developmental readiness program

            Greenville Literacy Association Inc. -- $3,250 for its Sending Literacy Home program

            Urban League of the Upstate -- $7,000 for its Youth Leadership Development Institute

Health Programs:  $15,887

            Faces and Voices of Recovery Greenville -- $2,225 for its Recovery Connection project

            Gateway House -- $12,300 for its In-Home Medication Compliance project

            Taylors Free Medical Clinic -- $1,362 to purchase medical equipment

Social Services Programs:  $90,613

            Canterbury Counseling Center, A Ministry of Christ Church -- $5,000 for its new director 
                                                                                                           project

            Genesis Homes Ė $12,000 for low-income housing in Nicholtown for senior citizens

            Godís Pantry Mission of Messiah Lutheran Church -- $10,500 for its expansion project

            Greenville Family Partnership -- $5,314 for a part-time Spanish-speaking outreach trainer

            Greenville Rape Crisis and Child Abuse Center -- $10,807 for its Parent Education and 
                                                                                        Support Group program

            Meals on Wheels of Greenville, Inc. -- $9,425 for Project Transit Connect

            Project Host -- $5,000 for its Soup Kitchen/Community Culinary School

            Speak for Animals -- $5,067 for its Low-Income Spay/Neuter program

            Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth of SC -- $5,000 for foster parent recruitment 
                                                                                                  and training

            The Ellen Hines Smith Girls Home -- $5,000 for its sustainable skills for Greenville girls 
                                                                     program 
           
            Upstate Community Mediation Center -- $4,500 for business/operational plan development

            Wings of Hope Foundation -- $5,000 for a Volunteer Engagement Program at Serenity Place

            YMCA of Greenville (Judson Center) -- $8,000 for its Judson Book Club and afterschool
                                                                          support

Environment:  $5,733

            The Nature Conservancy - South Carolina Chapter -- $5,733 for the Jones Gap Expansion
                                                                                               Project

The Community Foundation has been enhancing the quality of life for the citizens of Greenville County for over 50 years and continues that support through these grants.