Margaret Linder Southern Endowment Fund

Honoring Margaret Linder Southern’s Special Interests

The Margaret Linder Southern Endowment Fund was established in 2013 with an $8.4 million bequest from Margaret Southern. This fund makes annual distributions to benefit early childhood education, special education for children and youth, and the Greenville Humane Society.

2018 Grants

This year’s distributions will benefit our community through the work of the following organizations:

Greenville County Care Coordination Collaborative–$34,323

Greenville County Care Coordination Collaborative links families to existing, community-based resources and services for children at-risk for developmental, behavioral, or learning problems. These funds will help launch an exciting new place-based project tackling child homelessness in Greenville.

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The Chandler School–$16,010

The Chandler School was established to empower talented and bright students with dyslexia or other related language-based learning differences to become better learners. Funding will provide a new K-5 math curriculum and teacher training to implement problem-based learning with resources for fluency.

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Institute for Child Success–$40,000

The Institute for Child Success (ICS) is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit research and policy organization. This request is to support the feasibility of a potential new project to identify opportunities, challenges, and a path forward to launching a continuum of evidence-based services to local families with young children.

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Greenville Humane Society–$150,000

Greenville Humane Society is one of the largest no-kill facilities in the Southeast that works in partnership with the community to create an environment where all animals are treated with compassion and respect. Funds will go towards helping them fulfill this mission.

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Quest Leadership Academy–$29,000

Quest Leadership Academy Public Charter School is established to provide a solid, core-based educational program and develop exceptional learners and leadership scholars who achieve their highest potential. Funding will help provide advanced technology, leadership club activities, and parent outreach.

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St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School–$30,667

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School educates and inspires students to be life-long learners and prepares them for lives of leadership and service. Funds will create a cohesive learning environment that blends advanced technology and teaching to meet the individualized capacities of children in early primary classrooms.

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Igniting Giving Through Friendships

Longtime friends inspire each other to give, and the Community Foundation gives them confidence their efforts aren't wasted.

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Giving Matters Launches

Community Foundation of Greenville and Greenville Journal launch a new print and digital feature to share stories of how philanthropy is impacting the Greenville community.

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