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Greenville Women Giving (GWG) Grant

Grants to Greenville County, South Carolina Nonprofits
and Agencies for Community Programs and Services

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Community Foundation of Greenville - Greenville Women Giving (GWG)

Conf. Date:

10/31/19

Deadline Date:

11/29/19 Midnight

Description:

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Grants starting at $50,000 to Greenville County, South Carolina nonprofit organizations and government agencies for programs to benefit the community. Funding is intended for projects and programs in the areas of arts and culture, education, environment, health, and human services.

Arts & Culture: GWG seeks to strengthen the community through arts by supporting projects that promote the creation of, access to, and appreciation of the arts, as well as programs that incorporate the arts as part of a multidisciplinary teaching program.

Education: GWG promotes lifelong learning by supporting projects that educate individuals for a productive life from early childhood through higher education as well as those providing for teacher development, access to quality educational programs and job training.

Environment: GWG seeks to enhance the community by supporting projects that protect and preserve natural areas and resources, that improve outdoor recreational opportunities and parks, and that teach conservation, protection and the responsible use of natural resources.

Health: GWG seeks to improve the overall health of the community by supporting projects that promote health, wellness and access to high-quality healthcare for everyone, as well as projects that assist individuals in changing or avoiding unhealthy lifestyles or behaviors.

Human Services: GWG seeks to address inequities within the community by supporting projects that address every individual’s needs for food, clothing, shelter, and safety as well as projects that address underlying social problems.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177176

Number of Grants:

In 2020, GWG intends to award at least 1 grant in each of 5 focus areas: Arts and Culture, Education, Environment, Health, and Human Services. The top-ranked grant request in each of the 5 focus areas will be awarded, but we will not attempt to fund each category equally. The remainder of the funds will be distributed to organizations, based on GWG members’ votes, without regard to focus.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant sizes range between $50,000 and $100,000.

Term of Contract:

Projects accepted for a 1-year grant must be able to be completed, and final report submitted, by June 30, 2021; 2-year grants must be able to be completed, and final report submitted, by June 30, 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants:
-Applicants must qualify as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, either per se or under the auspices of a qualified fiscal agent, or be classified as a unit of government.
- Organizations must have a location 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.

Greenville Women Giving does not provide funding for:
- Endowments
- Travel expenses and conferences
- Re-granting to other organizations
- Projects that are restricted to specific religious or political views
- Projects outside of Greenville County

Pre-proposal Conference:

On October 31, 2019, there will be Grant Information Sessions at 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM.

All potential applicants, whether or not they have applied previously, are strongly encouraged to attend one of these sessions to ensure they are aware of all guidelines.

RSVP to greenvillewomengiving@gmail.com with name, organization and time attending.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- November 29, 2019: Grant Application Deadline (midnight)
- January 7, 2020: Grant Review Committee Kickoff Meeting
- March 19, 2020: Grant Review Committee Presentation of Grants
- April 7, 2020: Ballot Showcase Furman University, Younts Center, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
- May 2020: Annual Meeting/Award Presentation

Each organization may submit only one application per year. Exceptions are made for organizations that have 5 or more locations within Greenville County and have at least 5,000 employees.

Current GWG grant recipients may apply for another grant only after they have successfully completed the assessment process. The GWG grant cycle runs from May (when the grants are awarded) until June of the following year (when grant assessments are completed). In the case of 2-year grants, the end of the grant cycle is in June two years after the awarding of the grant. Organizations are not eligible to apply for another grant until the end of the grant cycle for which they have received funding. In other words, since the end of the grant cycle falls after the application deadline, organizations will not be permitted to submit an application for the year after they received a grant (or two years after in the case of a 2-year grant), even if the project has been completed prior to the application deadline. Otherwise, there are no limits on the number of times an organization may apply for a GWG grant.

FAQs: https://www.greenvillewomengiving.org/grants/faqs/
Guidelines: https://www.greenvillewomengiving.org/grants/guidelines/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_5950?SA=SNA&FID=35035

630 E. Washington Street, Suite A
Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 361-1393
greenvillewomengiving@gmail.com

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