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Hollingsworth Funds Grants

Grants to Greenville County, South Carolina Nonprofits for
Education, Employment, and Health Programs for the Disadvantaged

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Hollingsworth Funds

LOI Date:

06/25/18

Deadline Date:

08/21/18 11:59 PM

Description:

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Grants starting at $10,000 to Greenville County, South Carolina nonprofit organizations for programs that encourage upward economic mobility for low-income residents. Applicants must schedule a phone call with the Foundation at least 10 days before the LOI deadline of January 17, 2018. Funding is specifically intended for programs that address education, housing, employment, health, and violence and abuse.

The Foundation gives priority to organizations that impact one or more of the community outcomes related to improving upward mobility:

Education
-Children enter school ready to succeed.
-Students successfully graduate high school.
-High school graduates complete a post-secondary degree.

Employment
-People have the ability to earn a livable wage

Housing
-People have access to affordable housing.

Violence, Abuse, and Neglect
-People live in safe environments free of violence, abuse and neglect.

Health
-People have access to healthy foods and active living.
-People have access to quality healthcare.

Other Interests Include:

Arts and Culture:
While the Foundation's primary focus is on upward mobility, the Foundation also believes that a vibrant and successful community must include access to robust arts and cultural institutions that have a significant creative, social and economic impact on the community. Hollingsworth Funds invests approximately 10% of its community grantmaking budget each year to support capital campaigns, deferred maintenance requests and other capacity building needs of selected arts and cultural organizations.

Discretionary Opportunities:
The Board of Directors appreciates that there will be important short-term opportunities that do not always “fit” with the Foundation's long-term, systemic interests. As one of the largest funders in Greenville County, Hollingsworth Funds believes it has a responsibility to always maintain its flexibility to respond to the changing needs of the community. Therefore, the Foundation will consider requests as needs arise.

The Foundation primarily considers grant requests for project and capital support. However, the Foundation recognizes the need to provide unrestricted support to many of its nonprofit partners and will consider general operating support for high performing organizations on a case-by-case basis.

Priority will be given to organizations that:
-Share the Foundation’s vision, mission, values and guiding principles.
-Participate in a multi-stakeholder initiative or have the potential to participate in a future multi-stakeholder initiative.
-Recruit and retain strong leadership at the board and senior management levels who are not only keenly focused on internal organizational effectiveness, but also actively aligning their work externally with other stakeholders.
-Operate at a scale that impacts people County-wide or has the potential to do so in the future.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177759

Estimated Size of Grant:

The Foundation will consider grant requests of all sizes and does not have a specific minimum or maximum. Generally, grants range from $10,000 to $250,000. The Foundation may provide partial support for a grant request.

Term of Contract:

The Foundation will primarily fund grants for a period of one year. However, the Foundation recognizes the need to provide longer term commitments to many nonprofit partners and will consider multi-year grants on a case-by-case basis.

The Foundation also considers one-time pledges that may be paid over multiple years, typically for larger capital grants.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Foundation is restricted to supporting nonprofit organizations operating for the benefit of Greenville County. Organizations must fit the description in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and be exempt from taxation under section 501(a), or an entity or organization described in sections 170(c)(1) or (2) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Not Funded:
-Grants to organizations not aligned with the Foundation’s guidelines
-Grants or scholarship awards made directly to individuals
-Grants that exclusively serve religious purposes
-Political campaigns and legislative lobbying efforts
-Sponsorship of special events, celebration functions or annual meetings

Pre-Application Information:

The Foundation implements two grant cycles per year in the Spring and Fall using a two-stage online application process.

2018 Spring Cycle:
-LOI Submission: January 17, 2018
-LOI Notification: March 8, 2018
-Application Submission: March 30, 2018
-Application Notification: May 24, 2018

2018 Fall Cycle
LOI Submission: June 25, 2018
LOI Notification: July 30, 2018
Application Submission: August 21, 2018
Application Notification: November 21, 2018

All submission and notification deadlines are at 11:59 PM on the date indicated.

Before submitting an LOI, the Foundation would appreciate the opportunity to briefly discuss your request during an introductory phone call. This gives both Hollingsworth Funds and you a chance to ask clarifying questions prior to submission. To schedule your introductory call, please email Tamela Spann at the Foundation (contact information below). Introductory calls should be scheduled at least 10 days prior to the LOI submission deadline.

Organizations that submit a successful LOI will be asked to complete a full application designed to provide more detail about the goals, objectives and outcomes of the proposed grant.

Contact Information:

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

Tamela Spann, Manager, Strategic Initiatives
(864) 252-4985
tspann@hollingsworthfunds.org

Hollingsworth Funds, Inc.
124 Verdae Boulevard, Suite 502
Greenville, SC 29607
(864) 627-8306

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Geographic Focus:

USA: South Carolina: Greenville County