Upstate Fatherhood Coalition

Giving Matters: Upstate Fatherhood Coalition helps rebuild families

The nonprofit was formed in 1999 by a group of concerned citizens from Greenville and Spartanburg counties with funding from the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina.
Community service

Making a difference — A life transformed by community service

“My first student in crisis was a single mother with five kids and one on the way who was struggling to stay in a nursing program.” – LeAundrea Robinson
Habitat for Humanity

Do some good: Sharing the gift and reaping the benefits of community service

“Volunteers truly make our mission possible,” said Tanya Yachaina, volunteer coordinator for Harvest Hope Food Bank.
Giving Mattesr

Giving Matters: New GTC initiative aims to keep African American male students where they belong — enrolled in school

Last year, GTC President Dr. Keith Miller, created the “President’s Commission on Persistence and Retention” to address the urgent issue of keeping students in class.
Giving Matters

Giving Matters: Stock donation to Community Foundation’s donor-advised fund creates win-win for local environmental activist

Friends of the Reedy River advocates for responsible development as Greenville grows.
Community Foundation of Greenville

Giving Matters: Community Foundation’s donor-advised funds make it easy to support diverse causes

Helping people—in ways large and small— is in Elizabeth Garrison Rasor’s DNA.
Kroc Center

Giving Matters: Kroc Center creates positive impact for individuals, community

Greenville is fortunate to be the site of the only Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in the Carolinas.
International Ballet

Giving Matters: Community support for the arts keeps Greenville’s International Ballet en pointe

In 2003, Lena Forster and her husband, Jurgen, founded International Ballet (IB)…
West Greenville School

Giving Matters: Local artist unlocks creative potential at West Greenville School with murals, hip-hop dance

West Greenville School serves students in grades 6–12 from across the county who have significant emotional and behavioral issues.
The Nature Conservancy

Giving Matters: The Nature Conservancy of South Carolina protects treasured landscapes from the mountains to the sea

Founded in the United States in 1951 and working in South Carolina since 1969, TNC is the world’s largest conservation organization.
Meyer Center

Meyer Center for Special Children: A Greenville treasure for 65 years looks to the future

Working at Shriner’s Hospital in the 1950s, Dr. Leslie Meyer saw children…

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School’s nurturing atmosphere prepares students to achieve without limits

Maybe it’s the warm welcome of Dean of Students Carolyn Lenhardt, who…

From integration to outreach: Greenville County Care Coordination Collaborative prepares for next phase

Children with health or developmental issues often require the expertise of multiple…

Saving Lives: Greenville Humane Society providing more services following recent expansion

The future didn’t look bright for Buck, a Great Dane being cared…

An enduring legacy of care for Upstate children and the Greenville Humane Society

In March 2004, Margaret Linder Southern addressed a letter to Bob Morris,…