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Greenville Women Giving kicks off twelfth season

Sep 18, 2017 12:42PM ● By Kathleen Maris

Greenville Women Giving (“GWG”), a local women’s collective philanthropic and grant making organization that serves Greenville County, held a kickoff event for its twelfth season of “learning, working and giving together” on Wednesday night at The Hyatt. The event featured keynote speaker Amy Crockett, M.D. of Greenville Health System’s Nurse-Family Partnership, which in 2011 received a $60,000 grant from Greenville Women Giving.

“We [were] delighted to have Dr. Crockett speak to our members about the progress of GHS Nurse-Family Partnership,” said Janet Sumner on behalf of Greenville Women Giving’s four co-chairs. “Greenville Women Giving is proud of the part our grant played in helping to expand their important work. As we enter our twelfth year, we have been able to see the impact of learning together and granting collectively across many areas of our community. We look forward to supporting more great organizations this year and into the future, and we invite all Greenville County women to join us.” 

“Putting the significance of gifts like Greenville Women Giving’s into context, GHS Nurse-Family Partnership is now known as the star site for this program across the Southeast based on our patient outcomes,” explained Dr. Crockett in her remarks. “Even though it's a health-based program, the Nurse-Family Partnership has other benefits that have impacted areas like juvenile justice and education, too. We have been able to take Greenville Women Giving's grant and use it to generate sustainable growth."

Nurse Manager Elena Huston stated that GHS Nurse-Family Partnership has conducted more than 27,000 site visits, serving nearly 1,100 families to date through the program.

GWG’s 2017-18 Season of Events

Greenville Women Giving’s 2017-18 season of events includes five educational events, each of which dive into one of the five areas of giving the organization focuses on:

[Arts & Culture]

The Museum Scene in Greenville: What’s Happening on the Green?

Tues., September 19, 2017

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Learn more

[Human Services]

Greenville’s Gentrification Dilemma: Where Do I Live Now?

Thurs., October 19, 2017

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Learn more


Pay for Success: Innovative Funding for Social Good

Thurs., November 16, 2017

10 – 11:30 am

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Life in Limbo: Foster Care

Tues., January 23, 2018

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

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My Recyclables: Where Do They Go?

Tues., March 13, 2018

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Learn more

All Greenville Women Giving education events are free to GWG members and are open to guests who RSVP. RSVPs may be made to Greenville Women Giving via the website at, or via the email address [email protected].

2017-18 Grant Making Calendar

The heart of Greenville Women Giving is grant making. The following key dates are now available for those who wish to prepare to submit a grant for 2018.

October 16, 2017

Grant application opens

October 30, 2017 – 1 – 2:30 pm and November 1, 2017 – 1 – 2:30 pm  

Grant information sessions – Staff Auditorium, Greenville Memorial Hospital

December 1, 2017 at midnight

Grant application submission deadline

May 15, 2018

Greenville Women Giving Annual Meeting – Grants Awarded

About Greenville Women Giving:

Greenville Women Giving, a women’s collective giving organization, was created as a special initiative of the Community Foundation of Greenville in 2006. GWG is committed to improving the lives of Greenville County residents by awarding high-impact grants ranging from $50,000 to $100,000 in five areas: arts & culture, education, environment, health and human services. To date, GWG has contributed more than $4.8 million to 76 Greenville nonprofit organizations and has grown to more than 550 members. Membership in Greenville Women Giving is open to all women who commit to the annual contribution. For information about membership, upcoming events, and grants, visit