GWC 2109 Grant Award Recipients! March 2019

Greenwood Women Care (GWC) recently awarded grants totaling $47,625 in our first annual granting cycle! Eight local nonprofits serving residents of Greenwood County received awards ranging from $2500 to $10,000.

Pictured are: (front row) Deborah Parks, Laura Stowe, Summer Booker, GWC Steering Committee members; Alison Fletcher, Mary Woodiwiss, Laura Bachinski, GWC Steering and Grants Committee members; Kathy Emily, Marilyn Murphy, Patricia Hartung, and Anne Craig, GWC Grants Committee members; (back row) Joanne Burkett, Greenwood Community Improvement Foundation-WLC; Lisa Lane, Project Hope Foundation; Kathryn Butler (Greenwood School District 50) and Claire Wieters, Beyond Abuse; Teresa Goodman, Community Initiatives; Alice Hodges, Meg’s House; Steve Coleman, MODELS Academy; Stephen Gilbert, Greenwood Community Theatre. (Not pictured: Connie Maxwell Children’s Home recipients)

GWC Grants were awarded to:

Beyond Abuse ~ mentoring program for 5th grade girls (through 6th grade)

Community Initiatives ~ Safe Haven after school and summer programs

Meg’s House ~ household supplies for 12 clients in Operation Impact program

Greenwood Community Improvement Foundation ~ Leadership Scholars program for middle & high school girls

Project Hope Foundation ~ training and supervision of ABA therapists serving children with autism

MODELS Academy ~ program and conference costs for MODELS Academy for African-American males, grades 5-12

Greenwood Community Theatre ~ production costs, including outreach performances & The Penguin Project

Connie Maxwell Children’s Home ~ furnishings for Family Care Program for single mothers and children

Congratulations to our 2019 GWC Grants recipients! We are grateful for all your excellent efforts to improve the quality of our community life in Greenwood County!