Walter Johnson Trust Grants

Staff Training Grants

The Community Foundation of Greenville serves as Trustee of the Walter Johnson Trust overseeing the administration and allocation of funds.  The income from this trust supports staff development for social service agencies and Foundation seminars.  Grants are awarded to 501(c)(3) social service agencies that serve the citizens of Greenville County.  An agency may apply only once per year for a Walter Johnson Trust grant.

We encourage grant proposals:

  • for specific staff training programs at an established time and date
  • for training that will enhance the internal stability of the organization
  • for outside or in-house training/seminars

Proposal Process

  • We will review each application and will consider all applicants meeting the Walter Johnson Trust criteria.
  • The Foundation President and Director of Donor Services will review applications and make recommendations to the Board of Directors, which has the final authority to approve or deny any grant request.
  • If awarded, a report on funded training opportunities must be provided to the Foundation within 30 days of the conclusion of training.

For the full criteria and application form, click here.

If you have questions about the Walter Johnson Trust grants, please contact Debbie Cooper at 864-331-8414 or e-mail Debbie Cooper