Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The Community Foundation of Greenville joins every member of our neighborhoods, cities, nation and world as we acknowledge and mourn the death of George Floyd. Over our long history the Community Foundation has provided financial support to enable children to enter school ready to learn. We have given money to provide food, medicines and housing to families that need help. In addition, we have made grants to create performing arts, recreational and conservation spaces for all. We have strived to provide opportunities regardless of race and income. However-this is not enough.
Last year the Board of the Community Foundation established a priority to ensure our operations and grantmaking reflect a deep commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic the Community Foundation made significant financial contributions to provide food, emergency shelter and small business capital directed to the most vulnerable people in Greenville County. In honor of Mr. Floyd and those who have suffered from the actions of racist individuals and institutions, the Community Foundation will support minority-led nonprofits to the same level of funding that we have provided for COVID relief. We will work with others to create a place where families thrive without fear.