Greenville Women Giving Awards Grants
May 16, 2018 03:18PM
● By Kathleen Maris
Greenville Women Giving, a 560-member local philanthropic organization, awarded $601,745 in grants during its annual meeting at the Embassy Suites Verdae. Since its founding in 2006, Greenville Women Giving has granted more than $5.4 million to 80 Greenville County nonprofits in five areas: Arts and Culture, Education, Environment, Health, and Human Services.
The Greenville Women Giving 2018 Grant Awardees are as follows:
FAVOR – Faces and Voices of Recovery ($100,000 over two years): To expand FAVOR’s substance abuse recovery program into the previously unserved Nicholtown community.
GATEWAY HOUSE ($100,000 over two years): To help build a new clubhouse, doubling the capacity to serve Greenvillians living with mental illness.
GIRL SCOUTS OF SC – MOUNTAINS TO MIDLANDS ($88,540 over two years): To establish Girl Scout troops for girls who are homeless or from low-income homes.
HOMES OF HOPE ($50,000 over two years): To partially fund a full-time construction manager to improve efficiency in the construction process and increase the number of homes built.
JASMINE ROAD ($100,000): To support a program manager and living expenses in a new residential home for women survivors of human trafficking.
LOAVES AND FISHES ($50,000): To purchase an efficient, refrigerated truck to be used daily for the collection and distribution of rescued food to agencies that feed Greenville’s food insecure, while simultaneously reducing landfill waste.
MILL COMMUNITY MINISTRIES ($37,976): To expand Mill Village Farms’ youth leadership program, which employs, educates, and trains at-risk teens while transforming vacant properties into produce gardens for local communities.
WAREHOUSE THEATRE ($75,259): To replace failing, noisy heating and air-conditioning units with a more efficient system that will not disrupt performances, workshops, and community outreach programs.