Community Foundation grants benefit Greenwood

This piece was originally published by the Index-Journal.

The Greenwood County Community Foundation (GCCF) awarded $25,000 in grants to local organizations serving residents of Greenwood County. Receiving funds during the Foundation’s Open Granting cycle were Faith Home, Food Bank of Greenwood County, Greenwood Pathway House, Piedmont Agency on Aging, The Children’s Museum of the Upstate, The Salvation Army and Greenwood County School District 51.

GCCF’s Youth and Education cycle begins in February, with grant applications to be accepted the entire month. Each of the four foundation granting cycles (Youth and Education, Innovation, Community Enhancement, and Open Granting) has specific criteria, outlined on the GCCF website ( Application materials are available on the website. Submission deadlines for 2016 are: Youth and Education, Feb. 29; Innovation, April 30 (tentative); Community Enhancement, June 30; Open Granting, Oct. 31.