By Lesa Kastler, Board Chair, Community Foundation of Greenville On Friday afternoon, March 13, Bob Morris, president of the Community Foundation of Greenville, received two significant phone calls. One was…
“Everything was turned upside down — seniors have been the hardest hit and are needing services now more than before,” said Andrea Smith, executive director of Senior Action.
The Community Foundation of Greenville's board of directors has approved grants totaling $100,000 for minority-led nonprofit organizations in Greenville.
Foothills Family Resources is a gateway to crisis services like assistance with food, shelter and utilities.
“Not only is this crisis hitting individuals and families in a significant financial way, but people are hurting,” says new executive director, Lizzie Bebber.
“We’re hearing every day from people who are struggling with uncertainty about jobs, homeschooling, the future and what it holds,” Susan Smyre Haire, director of community engagement and development said.
“Crisis always brings opportunities to see where the gaps are,” Andrew Ross, executive director of the Center for Community Services said.
Project Hope asks the community to continue supporting friends and parents of children with autism as they have in the past. One way to do that is to simply check in.
The social distancing required to prevent the spread of COVID-19 has made Greenville relief agencies work more difficult, but that hasn’t lessened the need or their commitment to do their best for the people they serve.
Contributions can be made in honor of a favorite health care professional, with an acknowledgement card sent to the honoree upon request.
"More than any other organization, Public Education Partners positively impacts student achievement by supporting professional development for teachers and principals,” said Bob Morris, CFG president.
Over $600,000 has been awarded to local nonprofits through these capacity-building grants since 2014, according to the foundation.
In the bright, orderly therapy rooms at A Child’s Haven, Sandra Casanova plays with preschool-aged children, most of whom have been expelled from a typical child care setting. All have…
“I’m grateful to be able to do extracurricular activities and still get the grades I want,” said Gracie Wells, 2019 recipient of the Margaret and Jack Paylor Family Scholarship.
Megan Carolan, ICS’s director of policy research, said children are at greatest risk of homelessness during the first year of their lives.