Greenwood Women Care is delighted to announce our 2021 GWC Grant Awards! Our collective funds received through annual membership and other designated contributions enabled GWC to disburse $78,449 total in grant funding for twelve nonprofits serving residents of Greenwood County.
Grant recipients were determined by ranked voting by our Members from October 18-20. Ninety-six members participated in the vote. Our Grants Review & Awards Committee gathered information obtained from the platform used for our online ballots. Using raw scores, weighted averages, and percentile rankings based on the total amount available to grant, the Committee evaluated the data and determined the number of projects to be funded and the amount of each grant. Special thanks to the Grants Review & Awards Committee for all your efforts to: create a grant writing workshop, publicize this granting opportunity to local nonprofits, process the applications, present information on grant requests to Members to help us make informed voting decisions, explain our voting process, determine awards based on our votes, deliver our 2021 Grants checks to the recipients, and managing all the other aspects of this core activity of GWC!
GWC 2021 Grants were awarded to:
Faith Home – $10,000 for a commercial-grade oven, serving counter, and dishwasher
Greater Greenwood United Ministry – $10,000 for assistance with copays and consultation fees for women without health insurance who require surgical intervention
Community Initiatives – $10,000 for equipment and medical providers’ salaries for free prenatal care clinic for pregnant women without health insurance
Burton Center – $7,449 for laptops and internet devices for group homes and families of special needs individuals
Greenwood Community Theatre – $7,500 for Penguin Project theatre program for children and youth with special needs
MODELS Academy – $6,500 for leadership conferences, college visits, community engagement opportunities, and personal development for young men of color
Hospice Care Foundation of the Piedmont – $5,500 for renovation of the children’s play area at the Hospice House
Alzheimer’s Association – SC Chapter – $5,500 for education programs and facilitation of community support groups to increase access to care and support services
Piedmont Agency on Aging – $1,000 for materials and supplies for greenhouse and garden to promote horticultural education
The Greenwood Promise – $5,000 for salary support for Career Coordinator to connect students with work readiness, career exposure, and employment opportunities
Lakelands Regional YMCA – $5,000 for trainers’ certification and equipment for the Rock Steady non-contact boxing program for people living with Parkinson’s
Palmetto Girls Sing! – $5,000 for participation fees for the 21st annual Crescent City Choral Festival in New Orleans
Congratulations to our 2021 GWC Grant recipients!
We are grateful for all your excellent efforts to improve the quality of our shared life in Greenwood County!
THANK YOU, GWC Members, for your support of our community!