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Greenville Women Giving (GWG) Grant

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

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Community Foundation of Greenville - Greenville Women Giving

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Deadline Date:

11/30/18 Midnight


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Grants starting at $50,000 to Greenville County, South Carolina nonprofit organizations and 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.

Priority funding area details:

Arts and 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.
- Examples include arts education, tutoring, after-school programs, literacy training and job skills training as well as procurement of educational resources.

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.
- Examples include tutoring, after-school programs, literacy training and job skills training as well as procurement of educational resources.

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.
- Examples include conservation activities, environmental cleanup, tree planting, food sourcing and efforts to promote a green economy as well as enhancements to the environment to facilitate other purposes (e.g., exercise, respite for sick children).

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.
- Examples include mental health and treatment of mental illness, drug and alcohol abuse and addiction, obesity, exercise, access to healthy foods, disease prevention and management, health care education as well as protection of animal health and well-being.

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.
- Examples include homelessness, access to transportation, unemployment, poverty, domestic abuse (including abuse prevention, bullying, date rape), individual and community empowerment programs, and youth development.

GWG gives priority to projects that:

- Address a community need, an emerging community need, and/or provide a new, creative approach to a community need.
- Offer opportunities for collaboration and foster partnerships, as well as leverage other funding sources.
- Demonstrate the ability to achieve measurable results, provide clear action steps and a reasonable timeline and can show a clear plan for sustainability of the project (if appropriate).
- Clearly reflect how the grant funds will be used to accomplish the outlined goals and objectives.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177176

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 by June 30, 2020; 2-year grants must be able to be completed by June 30, 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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.

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.

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 not within Greenville County

Pre-proposal Conference:

Information sessions will be conducted to help non-profits better understand the Greenville Women Giving grant application process and priorities. 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.

Grant Information Sessions:
November 1, 2018
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Greenville Memorial Hospital
Medical Staff Auditorium
701 Grove Road
Greenville, SC


Pre-Application Information:

2018-2019 Key Dates:
- Grant application site opens: October 15, 2018
- Grant Information Sessions: November 1, 2018
- Deadline for grant applications: November 30, 2018 at Midnight
- Site visits conducted: Mid-January to Mid-February 2019
- Ballot finalists notified: Week of March 25, 2019
- Ballot Showcase: April 9, 2019 at 5:30 PM
- Deadline for voting by GWG members: April 19, 2019 by 12:00 noon
- Grant recipients notified: Week of April 22, 2019
- GWG Annual Meeting - Grants Awarded: May 14, 2019


Application Instructions:


Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

(864) 361-1393

Greenville Women Giving
630 E. Washington Street, Suite A
Greenville, SC 29601

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Geographic Focus:

USA: South Carolina: Greenville County