The Greenwood County Community Foundation will be accepting grant applications October 1-31 for funds to be awarded in the annual Open Granting cycle. Granting guidelines and application information can be found at www.greenwoodcf.org/grants.
To date, 13 area nonprofits have received a combined $90,425 in grants from the Foundation’s Community Impact Grants in this year alone. Awards between $775 and $50,000 (Innovation Grant) were disbursed, for purposes as wide-ranging as: establishing a behavioral therapy center for children with autism; scholastic and life skills training for young women in crisis; art, science, water safety, and music enrichment programs for children and youth; outreach stage performances; medical resources for school-age children with limited means; and a high school student leadership conference.
In its five year granting history, GCCF has allocated more than $2 million in grants, primarily for projects and programs in Greenwood County.
In the most recent granting cycle, Community Enhancement, funding was approved for community enrichment, service, and outreach projects through the Arts Council of Greenwood County, Festiva, Greenwood Community Theatre, Greenwood Festival Chorale, Greenwood Performing Arts, and Healthy Learners.