Greenville Health Authority’s board of trustees voted Sept. 14 to grant $5.8 million to 11 nonprofit organizations in Greenville County.
The GHA uses the grants to promote care, research and education focused on improving the health of Greenville County residents. These grants are open to nonprofit organizations, government agencies, academic institutions or a collaborative combination of these types of organizations.
Greenville Health Authority is the public entity that remained when Greenville Health System was privatized and became Prisma Health-Upstate. Its 14-member board of trustees is responsible for overseeing Prisma’s lease agreement and administering the Healthy Greenville and Healthy Greenville, Too! grant initiatives.
According to GHA, 39 groups applied for grant funding.
“These organizations are vital to strengthening grassroots pathways to better health in Greenville,” GHA board chair Stacey Mills said.
The groups receiving funding include:
- Center for Developmental Services – $553,750
- FAVOR Upstate – $1,374,291
- Girls on the Run Upstate SC – $45,000
- Greenville County First Steps – $600,000
- NOTUS Sports – $750,000
- Pendleton Place – $200,000
- Safe Harbor Inc. – $500,000
- Soteria Community Development Corporation – $7,220
- Unity Health on Main – $1,389,740
- University of South Carolina Educational Foundation – $247,029
- YMCA of Greenville – $189,000