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Community Foundation of Greenville awards $400,000 to local nonprofits

We are pleased to announce the recipients of our 2022 Capacity Building Grants and the Margaret Linder Southern Endowment Fund!

Seventeen organizations to benefit from annual grants


GREENVILLE, S.C. | Nov. 18, 2022 – The Community Foundation of Greenville is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2022 Capacity Building Grants and the Margaret Linder Southern Endowment Fund. Together seventeen nonprofits were awarded a total of $400,000.

Capacity Building Grants

Thanks to income generated by the Foundation’s unrestricted endowment and donor contributions, thirteen local nonprofits will receive a combined $100,000 which will improve their ability to monitor, analyze, and respond to the needs of their clients.

Liz Seman, Community Foundation Board Chair, said, “The Community Foundation is pleased to provide this critical capacity building support to help the selected nonprofit organizations more effectively and efficiently meet the needs of those they serve. We are grateful for the many donors who help make these grants possible.”

Since 2014, the Community Foundation of Greenville has awarded $900,000 to local nonprofits through capacity building grants. These resources improve an organization’s ability to achieve its mission, sustain itself over time, and have a quantifiable impact on the community in which it serves.

Capacity Building Grant recipients for 2022 include:

  • Center for Developmental Services – $8,500
  • Clarity, Inc. – $9,700
  • Homes of Hope – $10,000
  • Jasmine Road, Inc. – $9,000
  • Junior Achievement of Greater SC – $5,000
  • Meals on Wheels of Greenville – $7,500
  • Nehemiah Community Revitalization Corporation – $4,000
  • Pendleton Place – $6,400
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas – $7,500
  • Servants for Sight – $10,000
  • Sustaining Way – $8,500
  • Travelers Rest Farmers Market – $3,900
  • YouthBASE – $10,000

Margaret Linder Southern Endowment Fund

Margaret Linder Southern passed away in October 2012 and left an $8.4 million bequest to the Community Foundation to establish an endowment fund. The Community Foundation carries out her wishes by making annual distributions from her endowment fund to benefit the Greenville Humane Society (50%) and organizations that benefit or provide services for early childhood education and special education for children and youth (50%).

Community Foundation President Bob Morris said, “Mrs. Southern’s gift continues to allow others to care for children and animals in our community as she envisioned. It is an honor to make these grants each year and a reminder that individuals can create a charitable legacy that can have a big impact for generations to come.” Since 2013, the fund has awarded over $3 million to local nonprofits.

This year the fund will grant a total of $300,000 to the following organizations:

  • Greenville Humane Society – $150,000
  • A Child’s Haven – $36,000
  • Center for Developmental Services – $24,000
  • Greenville First Steps – $40,000
  • Meyer Center for Special Children – $50,000

Click here to see our official press release.

Pictured above: 2022 Community Foundation Board of Directors


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