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2019 Capacity Building Grants

2019 Capacity Building Grants

The Community Foundation of Greenville allocates funds for Capacity Building Grants based on income generated by the Foundation’s unrestricted endowment and donor contributions. Our mission is to seek out capacity building efforts where a modest grant can make a significant impact, improving an organization’s ability to monitor, analyze and respond to the needs of its clients and supporters.

We are proud to provide Capacity Building Grants to the following organizations:


Beautiful Places Alliance – $8,500

Funds will be used for technology upgrades at the Paris Mountain State Park Campground. Improvements will allow for a safer, faster check-in for campers, as well as wi-fi access to increase visitation and revenue.


Cancer Society of Greenville County – $8,000

Funds will go towards technology upgrades, including the purchase of new computers and operating systems to allow employees to better serve the needs of local cancer patients and their families.


Fostering Great Ideas – $16,500

Funds will go towards a website upgrade, specifically the creation of a digital platform to bring current and potential foster care parents and licensing agencies together for education and engagement under one umbrella.


Greenville Free Medical Clinic – $14,000

Funds will be used for an organizational assessment to evaluate the clinic’s business model and further develop/implement potential revenue stabilization plans that will allow for quality and compassionate health services to continue to be provided to low-income uninsured residents.


Junior Achievement of Upstate SC – $6,000

Funds will be used for security and technology upgrades, including the purchase of new computers that will allow for donations to the organization to be made online. Aging office phones will also be replaced to improve productivity.


Mental Health America of Greenville County – $9,000

Funds will be used to expand the capacity of existing crisis management systems in Greenville County through the purchase of up-to-date computers, screens, phones and software licensing to better meet the needs of the more than 20,000 people who reach out for support during mental health emergencies each year.


Roper Mountain Science Center Association – $16,600

Funds will be used to replace outdated iPads that are no longer supported by iOS or the School District. The technology upgrade will allow the organization to continue hands-on STEM programming offered to local students.


Safe Harbor, Inc. – $10,700

Funds will be used towards technology upgrades, including new computers and operating systems, that will improve the organization’s everyday service to victims and streamline grant application processes.


Urban League of the Upstate – $10,700

Funds will be used to provide organizational planning and Board development support as the organization searches for a new President and CEO and maps out its strategic future as a leading voice for Greenville’s African-American community.

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