GWG Grants Awarded

Greenville Women Giving awards grants annually.  To see the award recipients, click on the year  below.


$500,255 awarded to 8 organizations

  • The Family Effect: $100,000
    Toward the construction of a new therapeutic treatment building for the children of families served by The Phoenix Center and Serenity Place.

  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Upstate: $40,000For a pilot program that will intensively target 40 at-risk 8th graders as they transition to high school.

  • Catholic Charities, Diocese of Charleston: $60,000
    To support the "Save-A-Smile" program in Greenville County which provides x-rays and dentures for low-income adults

  • Faces and Voices of Recovery (FAVOR): $60,000
    To provide certification classes for volunteer coaches who will continue core family programs and expand children's programs.

  • Greer Community Ministries: $81,219
    Toward replacing aged and obsolete kitchen equipment and upgrading HVAC and lighting systems used in their meal program for the elderly and disabled.

  • Meals on Wheels Greenville: $45,000
    For a pilot program that will provide meals to 1000 senior citizens during the critical week after they are discharged from the hospital.

  • Metropolitan Arts Council: $63,400
    To train and mentor 25 new teachers in "Smart Arts", a proven successful program that trains teachers to integrate the arts into their curricula.

  • Meyer Center for Special Children: $50,552
    To provide full and partial scholarships for 41 students needing occupational, speech and physical therapy services.


$470,567 awarded to 8 organizations

  • Allen Temple Community Economic Development Corporation - $35,697
    To continue delivery of hands-on education and outreach focused on empowering women and their families.

  • Greenville Literacy Association, Inc. - $56,600
    To adapt and expand services for the GED test, English as a Second Language (ESL) and WorkKeys participants.

  • Julie Valentine Center - $46,777
    To implement the "Period of Purple Crying" Program for families of babies delivered at GHS Children's Hospital, and to provide medical equipment to diagnose Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma (PAHT)

  • Legacy Charter School - $76,445
    Provide after-school academic assistance for students in grades 5K - 4.

  • Mental Health America, Greenville County - $59,300
    To put into operation the Text TEENline, allowing youth access to 24/7 crisis services through texting.

  • Project Hope Foundation - $45,748
    To prepare children with autism to learn in school and train educators to teach them successfully through the Ready to Learn; Ready to Teach model.

  • St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School - $50,000
    To purchase books in traditional and new media for the school's new library.

  • Greenville County Schools/Food & Nutrition Services - $100,000
    To provide culinary and nutrition training to Greenville Sounty Schools Food and Nutrition Services staff in elementary and middle schools.


466,200 awarded to 8 organizations

  • A Child's Haven:  $57,598
    Train and certify staff to implement the nationally acclaimed, evidence-based Family Check-Up Home Visitation Model, focused on breaking the cycle of abuse and neglect of children.
  • Camperdown Academy:  $36,813 (over 2 years)
    Provide training for all classroom teachers in two Title 1 schools in the Orton-Gillingham method in order to improve reading of learning-disabled and disadvantaged students.
  • Diligent Hands, Gracious Hearts:  $43,500
    Replace two Isuzu work trucks to consistently meet the needs of Greenville's poor, elderly and handicapped.
  • Generous Garden Project:  $52,882
    Establish an Aquaponics Greenhouse System in order to increase food donations by 100%, by extending the growing season and diversifying production.
  • Meals on Wheels:  $46,998
    Provide a kitchen upgrade to increase food safety and nutrition and to reduce costs.
  • Pendleton Place:  $79,367 (over 2 years)
    Provide the pursuit of national accreditation by the Council on Accreditation.
  • Project Host:  $49,042
    Increase the number of meals served to at-risk children in Greenville County through the Feeding Hungry Children Project.
  • Public Education Partners:  $100,000
    Improve early grade reading proficiency in 8 elementary schools in Greenville County.

$454,000 awarded to 10 charitable organizations

  • Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Greenville - $43,742 (2 years)
    Implement intervention training for 250 law enforcement and EMS personnel as first responders to people experiencing psychiatric crises.
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Upstate, Inc. - $40,000
    Recruit and train 100 new mentors for "at risk" youth in Greenville County.
  • Camp Opportunity - $49,540
    Hire a part-time program coordinator for planning purposes and provide training for counselors.
  • Camp Spearhead (Greenville County Recreation District) - $50,000 (2 years)
    Fund Camp Spearhead program scholarships.
  • Carolina Family Services, Inc. - $40,000 (2 years)
    Provide short-term, intensive, in-home therapy services for minority youth who are at risk for placement in the juvenile justice system.
  • Clarity, Inc. - $40,000
    Replace aging and outdated audiology (hearing testing) equipment.
  • The Family Effect Foundation - $47,000 (2 years)
    Implement the Duke Treatment Protocol at Serenity Place addiction treatment center for mothers and their children.
  • SC First Steps to School Readiness - $60,000 (2 years)
    Fund the Nurse Family Partnership for low-income, first-time mothers.
  • Senior Action, Inc. - $43,718
    Replace old and purchase new equipment.
  • Surgeons for Sight - $40,000
    Provide cataract surgery and eye care for patients living at or below poverty level.

$396,000 awarded to 8 charitable organizations

  • Greenville Free Medical Clinic - $65,000 to purchase dental x-ray equipment
  • Meyer Center for Special Children - $49,290 to provide scholarships for special needs students unable to afford care
  • Project Hope Foundation - $45,200 to design and pilot a new classroom model for children with autism
  • Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club - $80,000 for two year funding of the Smart Center After School program at East North Street Academy
  • South Carolina Children's Theatre - $40,000 for two year funding of KNOW WAY: Elementary and Middle School Bully Prevention and Gang Awareness Program
  • Triune Mercy Center - $45,000 for the construction of a new building entrance
  • United Ministries - $48,000 to fund the cost of 600 GED exams administered through the Adult Education Program
  • Washington Center - $23,810 for the purchase of Promethean Board systems for special needs classrooms

$382,000 awarded to 13 charitable organizations

  • Camp Opportunity - $25,000 to fund a week of summer camp for children in DSS protective custody.
  • The Center for Developmental Services - $25,000 to replace their communications system.
  • Foothills Family Resources - $25,000 for co-located social services in Northern Greenville County.
  • Graduate Greenville - $50,000 for meeting its aim to increase the high school graduation percentage of Greenville County students.
  • GAIHN - Greenville Area Interfaith Hospitality Network - $30,000 for funding transitional housing.
  • Greenville Literacy Association - $29,000 for their young adult job-readiness program.
  • Greenville Rape Crisis and Child Abuse Center - $25,305 to help their school education program.
  • Loaves & Fishes - $30,000 for a refrigerated truck.
  • Phillis Wheatley Association - $35,800 for a summer program devoted to at-risk children.
  • Safe Harbor - $25,000 for security equipment.
  • Speech, Hearing and Learning Center - $25,000 for developmental delay screening equipment.
  • Welvista - $30,000 to help fund their prescription assistance program.
  • Habitat for Humanity - $28,500 for their "Women Build" program.

$287,000 awarded to 10 charitable organizations

  • Camp Spearhead - $26,000 to purchase state-of-the-art medical equipment.
  • Furman University: Bridges to a Brighter Future - $26,100 to fund counseling, a part-time art teacher, and participation in a national environmental program.
  • Greenville County Schools Lifelong Learning - $35,325 to expand its "English for Parents" program.
  • Greenville Free Medical Clinic - $25,800 to purchase 14 pieces of specialty equipment.
  • Homes of Hope - $25,000 to help sponsor two homes in the Haynie-Sirrine neighborhood.
  • Mental Health America of Greenville County - $48,313 to purchase computer hardware and software for online interaction with teenagers in need of assistance.
  • Metropolitan Arts Council:  SmartARTS - $25,000 to expand its successful arts integration program, primarily in Title I classrooms.
  • Naturaland Trust - $13,962 to assist in the protection of a 136 acre portion of the Blue Wall Connection, near Caesar's Head Mountain.
  • Pleasant Valley Connection - $36,500 to purchase a 14-passenger bus to serve young people and senior citizens.
  • YMCA Teen Services Branch - $25,000 to assist with first year programming for the YMCA Teen Center downtown, a joint project with Furman University.

$185,000 awarded to 7 organizations

  • Clement's Kindness Fund for the Children - $25,585 
  • Conestee Foundation - $29,453
  • GAIHN - Greenville Area Interfaith Hospitality Network - $25,000<
  • Greenville Literacy Association - $27,000
  • Greenville Rape Crisis and Child Abuse Center - $25,000
  • Loaves and Fishes - $27,962
  • YWCA of Greenville - $25,000