For over sixty years, the Community Foundation of Greenville exists to bridge philanthropy and purpose.


The Community Foundation of Greenville enhances the quality of life in Greenville County by linking philanthropic leadership, charitable resources and civic involvement with needs and opportunities in the community.


The Foundation carries forward its mission as a:

  • Grant Maker – providing direct financial resources to targeted programs
  • Catalyst – encouraging collaboration among groups in solving community problems
  • Steward – managing and distributing unrestricted, field-of-interest, and donor-advised funds
  • Resource Developer – seeking current, planned giving, and donor-advised funds



We are committed to being actively involved in identifying and addressing community needs through grants and serving as a catalyst to solve community problems.  We will be known for our integrity and objectivity.

Philanthropic knowledge

We believe we can serve our community if we continuously provide sound financial management and tax-advantaged services for philanthropic individuals, families, and companies.


We will remain on the cutting edge in the process of making and evaluating grants to organizations serving our community through the recruitment, training and deployment of compassionate and dedicated volunteers.


We will be innovative and creative in searching for ways to make our services and community needs known to a wide range of constituents so that we can grow to have the greatest impact.

Inspiring Stewards of Giving

Wisdom from our parents can stay with us for a lifetime.

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Foundation News

2018 Charitable Giving Awards honors Merl Code with the Visionary Leadership Award!

In partnership with TOWN Magazine and presented by Elliott Davis, we celebrated this year's recipients of the Charitable Giving Awards. Award recipients include Merl Code, Dr. Burke Royster, Dr. Larry Gluck, Tracy Hardaway, United Community Bank, and Upstate Forever.

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