Greenville Women Giving Grants

Greenville Women Giving Grants are funded by the collective giving of its members who contribute $1,000 each year to the grant pool.  These donations are awarded in their entirety to the local charities selected by the membership.

Grants are awarded annually on a competitive basis to applicants who qualify as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or are classified as a unit of government.  Organizations must be located in and provide services in Greenville County, South Carolina.  Organizations must not discriminate on the basis of age, race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, physical ability, sexual orientation, political affiliation or religious belief.

The intent of Greenville Women Giving is to award grants that have the potential for high impact and significant positive change in the community.  Grants will be awarded ranging from a minimum of $40,000 to a maximum of $100,000 to community organizations in Greenville County.  Consideration will be given to applications requesting that funding be spent over a two year period.

Greenville Women Giving gives priority to applicants that:

  • address a community need, an emerging community need, and/or provide a new, creative approach to a community need.
  • offer opportunities to collaborate and foster partnerships, as well as leverage other funding sources.
  • demonstrate the ability to achieve measurable results and have a high probability of successful continuation beyond the grant period.
  • fit within one of the five funding areas of arts and culture, education, environment, health, and human services.

Greenville Women Giving will generally not fund:

  • endowment campaigns
  • travel expenses and conferences
  • individuals
  • projects and programs that promote religious or political views
  • organizations for re-granting purposes.

For more information about Greenville Women Giving and the grant cycle, please visit their website at www.greenvillewomengiving.org.