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Community Foundation of Greenville grants $150,000 to local nonprofits

Over $1 million has been awarded in Capacity Building Grants since 2014

GREENVILLE, S.C. | Oct. 3, 2023 – The Community Foundation of Greenville is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2023 Capacity Building Grants. Seventeen local nonprofit organizations were awarded a total of $150,000.

Thanks to income generated by the Foundation’s unrestricted endowment and donor contributions, these local nonprofits will receive Capacity Building Grants that aim to make an impact and improve an organization’s ability to respond to the needs of those it serves. These grants often fund marketing initiatives, technology upgrades, and strategic planning projects.

This year, the Community Foundation increased its Capacity Building Grants award amount to $150,000, a 50% increase, with a gift from the Jean Varat Fund. Since 2014, the Community Foundation of Greenville has awarded $1,050,000 to local nonprofits through Capacity Building Grants.

Kay Hill, chair of the Capacity Building Grants Review Committee said, “The Community Foundation of Greenville is honored to provide capacity building grants this year to a diverse slate of nonprofit organizations servicing the Greenville area. These funds directly increase outreach capabilities across Greenville County, and it is only because of our many generous donors that we can make such a meaningful and collective impact in our community.”

Capacity Building Grant recipients for 2023 include:

  • Centre Stage – $8,000
  • Feed & Seed Co. – $10,000
  • Friends of the Reedy River – $5,200
  • Greenville Center for Creative Arts – $10,000
  • Greenville Housing Fund – $7,000
  • Greenville Jewish Federation – $5,000
  • Greenville Literacy Association – $10,000
  • Greenville Symphony Association – $10,000
  • Greer Relief & Resources Agency, Inc. – $9,500
  • Project Hope Foundation – $9,500
  • Project Host – $10,000
  • Rebuild Upstate – $10,000
  • Safe Harbor – $8,800
  • SC Governor’s School Foundation – $7,500
  • South Carolina Children’s Theatre – $10,000
  • Triune Mercy Center – $9,500
  • United Ministries – $10,000

Photo: Capacity Building Grants Review Committee chair Kay Hill presents grant recipients to the Community Foundation of Greenville Board of Directors for approval at our board meeting on Thursday, September 28th.

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