Margaret Southern Endowment Grants Awarded

Margaret Linder Southern Endowment Fund awards grants annually.  See grant recipients for 2013 & 2014 below. 

2014 Recipients:  

  • The Children’s Museum--$100,000

Funds will go towards a challenge gift presented by TD Bank that will go towards eliminating the building debt obligation and help ensure sustainability of the museum. 

  • A Child’s Haven--$25,000

The grant will help provide direct therapeutic services to developmentally delayed, abused and neglected children, ages 2-5, and their families.  All are low-income families in Greenville County. 

  • Help Me Grow--$25,000

Funding will help establish the Greenville County Care Coordination Collaborative for Kids to strengthen communication and collaboration among agencies providing services to children, including children with special health care needs. 

  • Institute for Child Success (ICS)--$50,000

Funding will help conduct a feasibility study on the applicability of using Pay for Success (PFS) financing to grow and sustain universal, voluntary pre-kindergarten services in Greenville County. 

  • The Family Effect--$50,000

Funds will help purchase IT infrastructure upgrades, furnishings and equipment for the children’s treatment building at Serenity Place.  This project will triple capacity to help children suffering the effects of addiction in the home. 

  • Greenville Humane Society--$200,000

Funds will be utilized for a critical expansion of its campus enabling Greenville Humane Society to meet the demand for affordable, high quality spay/neuter and vaccine services as well as adoptions. 


2013 Recipients: 

  • Clarity--$50,000

To purchase Electronic Medical Records (EMR) software.

  • Meyer Center for Special Children--$50,000

To help underwrite the costs of education and therapeutic services to children with disabilities. 

  • Project Hope Foundation--$50,000

To assist 15 candidates in becoming Board Certified Behavior Analysts.

  • A Child’s Haven--$25,000

To fund direct therapeutic services for abused and neglected children.

  • Institute for Child Success--$25,000

To provide sustainability for a Greenville-based research and policy organization. 

  • Greenville Humane Society--$200,000

To pay off facility loan and begin Phase II of strategic plan.