Greenville Women Giving, an Upstate philanthropic organization, has adjusted the size and scope of its 2020-2021 grants, which may be applied for from Nov. 1-27. With this year’s changes, each chosen nonprofit will receive a $50,000 grant to use in one year.
The organization decided to change its granting parameters due to local nonprofits experiencing an increased need for services in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Our goal is to support nonprofits that are working on high-impact areas of need,” said Susan Cinquemani, co-chair of Greenville Women Giving. “COVID-19 has created so many overwhelming needs throughout our community that we knew the highest impact we could have was to create more opportunities for more nonprofits to support more people.”
Each recipient may use funds from the grant to support and/or expand services, program development, capacity, cover operations costs and to improve effectiveness and/or efficiency.
Interested parties may view a grant application information session beginning on Oct. 29 at greenvillewomengiving.org/grants.
Greenville Women Giving remains committed to awarding at least one grant in the arts, environment, education, health and human services funding areas.
Grants are funded by a $1,000 annual contribution from each Greenville Women Giving member as well as any additional donations from any individual or organization, as long as they designate it for this purpose. Based on all contributions collected by Mar. 15, 2021, Greenville Women Giving will determine the amount of grants it can distribute, and the recipients will be named at the organization’s annual meeting on May 20, 2021.
For more information, visit greenvillewomengiving.org.