The public charity will provide $100,000 in capacity-building grants and $300,000 from the Margaret Linder Southern Endowment to some nonprofits providing essential services to Greenville County residents. Each organization will receive an unrestricted grant to be used as needed.
“We have been able to respond quickly to the pandemic thanks to our current donors and the families who have entrusted us with endowments,” said Bob Morris, president of the Community Foundation of Greenville. “We are proud to put these funds to good use and know they will make a difference in the lives of those most affected by this crisis. We thank these organizations for their service, and we look forward to continuing to work together to recover as a community and pursue an equitable future for all.”
The 2020 grant recipients are:
- Center for Community Services
- Center for Developmental Services
- Foothills Family Resources
- Greenville Free Medical Clinic
- Greenville Homeless Alliance
- Greenville Housing Fund
- Greer Relief & Resources Agency
- Hispanic Alliance
- Meals on Wheels of Greenville
- Mental Health America of Greenville County
- Project Host
- Taylors Free Medical Clinic
- Triune Mercy Center
- United Ministries
Margaret Linder Southern Endowment
- A Child’s Haven
- Meyer Center for Special Children
- Project Hope Foundation
- Greenville Humane Society
- The Children’s Museum of the Upstate
The Community Foundation of Greenville previously contributed $430,000 to assist nonprofit organizations working to provide food, emergency shelter and small-business capital to individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“For the last 64 years, the Community Foundation of Greenville has been committed to connecting resources to the evolving needs of our community,” said board chair Lesa Kastler. “Our vision is to make all of Greenville County a thriving community where everyone can reach their full potential. While we don’t know what we will face in the coming days and months, we know these funds will provide support to our community’s most vulnerable, and our responsiveness will continue.”
The public charity originally planned to award these funds in February 2021.
For more information on these funds, visit cfgreenville.org.