Minority-led Nonprofit Grants

The Foundation's Board of Directors approves grants to minority-led nonprofits in Greenville County to ensure the organization's operations and grantmaking reflect a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

In 2019, the Community Foundation Board of Directors established, as part of a new five-year Strategic Plan, a priority to ensure that the organization’s operations and grantmaking reflect a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. In 2020, in honor of those suffering racial injustices from individuals and institutions, the Board of Directors approved grants totaling $100,000 to five minority-led nonprofits in Greenville County.

The Community Foundation of Greenville plans to continue this commitment and stay responsive to the evolving needs of our community. The Foundation’s vision is to make Greenville County a thriving community where everyone can reach their full potential. At this time, the grants are approved by the Board of Directors and there is no application process.

2022 Grants Awarded – $100,000 total

Center for Community Services – $12,500
Parish House Community Development Corporation – $12,500
Phillis Wheatley Community Center – $12,500
Pleasant Valley Connection – $12,500
Soteria Community Development Corporation – $25,000
Upstate Circle of Friends – $12,500
Urban League of the Upstate – $12,500

2021 Grants Awarded – $100,000 total

Creative Advancement Centers – $12,500
Greenville Racial Equity + Economic Mobility Commission (REEM) – $12,500
Greer Community Outreach Center – $12,500
Momentum Bike Clubs – $12,500
Parish House Community Development Corporation – $12,500
Phillis Wheatley Community Center – $12,500
Pleasant Valley Connection – $12,500
Urban League of the Upstate – $12,500

2020 Grants Awarded – $100,000 total

Creative Advancement Centers – $12,500
Greer Community Outreach Center – $12,500
Phillis Wheatley Community Center – $25,000
Pleasant Valley Connection – $25,000
Urban League of the Upstate – $25,000

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