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Hollingsworth Funds Grants

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

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Grants starting at $15,000 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. Funding is specifically intended for programs that address education, housing, employment, arts and culture, and cross-sector issues such as transportation systems and healthcare availability.

Focus Areas:

Increasing Housing Affordability: Increasing housing affordability through the development of stronger mixed-income communities and the preservation of existing housing stock.

Improving School Quality Across the Educational Continuum: Improving school quality across the educational continuum by preparing children to enter school ready to succeed, graduate from high school, and attain a post-secondary degree.

Reducing the Income Inequality Gap: Reducing the income inequality gap by enhancing access to livable wage jobs that lead to a successful career.

Exploring Family Structure and Social Capital: Learning more about the role of family structure and social capital in improving economic mobility.

Addressing Cross-Sector Issues: Addressing cross-sector issues that impact mobility, like improving our transportation system or broadening access to quality healthcare for the under/uninsured.

Supporting Arts and Cultural Institutions: Supporting arts and cultural institutions that have a significant creative, social and economic impact on our community.

All types of grant requests are considered including general operating, capital and project support.

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. The median grant size is currently $50,000 with a range from $15,000 to $500,000.

Term of Contract:

The majority of grants are made for a period of one year with an option to renew annually based on performance. Multi-year grants are also provided to selected nonprofit partners on a case-by-case basis.

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.

Pre-Application Information:

The Foundation implements two grant cycles per year in the Spring and Fall using a two-stage online application process. Hollingsworth Funds uses a Letter of Intent (LOI) to assess if there is a good match between the Foundation's mission and your request prior to soliciting a full application.

2019 Fall Cycle
LOI Submission: June 24, 2019
LOI Notification: August 1, 2019
Application Submission: August 23, 2019
Application Notification: November 5, 2019

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.

To schedule an introductory call, contact:
Tamela Spann, Manager, Strategic Initiatives
(864) 252-4985

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