Innovation Grant Funds Community Impact, June 2016

Project Hope Foundation, a Greenville-based organization that offers a wide range of services to individuals who fall along the Autism spectrum, was awarded $50,000 through the Greenwood County Community Foundation’s 2016 Innovation granting cycle. This grant will be used for the establishment of an Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapy program in Greenwood. ABA has proven to be transformative therapy in the lives of those with Autism.

GCCF’s Innovation Grant supports creative ideas that foster strategic change within the Greenwood County community, generate collective excitement because of their originality and courageous approach to addressing root causes of systemic problems or deficiencies, and contribute to a healthy, thriving community.

The Foundation’s board of directors actively seek proposals that stretch the imagination and enrich lives, while fostering collaboration and partnerships among organizations when considering applications for the Innovation Grant.

Pictured are: Jeff Smith, GCCF President; Mary Woodiwiss, GCCF Projects and Grants Manager, Lisa Lane, Project Hope Co-Executive Director; Mamie Nicholson, GCCF Board Member; Susan Sachs, Project Hope Co-Executive Director; Martha Barnette, and Amaryllis Turman, GCCF Board Members.