Grants

The Community Foundation of Greenville awards grants to IRS qualified charities.

Grantmaking 

Capacity Building Grants will be awarded annually on a competitive basis to help nonprofits serving Greenville County to establish and maintain a solid structure and good governance practices.  We believe that successful capacity building improves a nonprofit's ability to achieve its mission, sustain itself over time and impact our community.  The funds distributed each year will be based on income generated by the Community Foundation's unrestricted endowment and donor-directed contributions and will range from $5,000-$20,000.    
Greenville Women Giving Grants are awarded annually on a competitive basis by Greenville Women Giving, a special initiative of the Community Foundation.  These grants are high-impact grants of $40,000 to $100,000 in the areas of arts and culture, education, environment, health, and human services.  The grant deadline for 2015 is January 12 at midnight.

Hollingsworth Funds Grants:  Established for the benefit of Furman University, the YMCA of Greenville, and other charitable organizations operating for the benefit of Greenville County, Hollingsworth Funds awards grants annually through a competitive application process.  The Community Foundation of Greenville provides grants administration services with grant awards determined by the Board of Directors of Hollingsworth Funds.  Please visit www.HollingsworthFunds.org for more information.

Scholarship Fund Grants are awarded on an objective and nondiscriminatory basis and are based on the specific guidelines and criteria outlined for each scholarship fund.  All scholarship applicants must adhere to the same guidelines and submit the required application form and attachments.  Grant deadlines vary and can be found in each scholarship fund description.

Walter D. Johnson Trust Grants:  The Community Foundation of Greenville serves as Trustee of the Walter Johnson Trust overseeing the administration and allocation of the funds. The income from this trust supports staff development for social service agencies and Community Foundation seminars. The application deadline for 2014 is September 30 at 4:00 pm.


Donor-Advised Fund Grants:  Many families have established Donor-Advised Funds at the Community Foundation and retain the ability to recommend grants to any 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Applications for distributions are not accepted for these funds.