Greenwood Women Care is pleased to announce our 2022 GWC Grant Awards! Our collective funds received through annual membership and other designated contributions enabled GWC to disburse $56,800 total in grant funding for eleven nonprofits serving residents of Greenwood County. In our four years of offering GWC Grants, we have made 41 grants of $1000 to $10,000, totaling nearly $260,00!
Grant recipients were determined by ranked voting by our Members from October 17-19. 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 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 2022 GWC Grants checks to the recipients, and manage all the other aspects of this core activity of GWC!
GWC 2022 Grants were awarded to:
Greenwood Pathway House $10,000 for Pathway Village (cottages for homeless families)
Food Bank of Greenwood County $8,500 for Program teaching families about diet, nutrition, cooking techniques, and health
Healthy Learners $8,000 for Staffing and transportation of low-income children to health providers
Greenwood Cancer Fund $5,000 for Assistance for Greenwood County residents diagnosed with cancer
Next Level Lifestyles $5,000 for Youth mentoring program building character through athletics, fitness, & nutrition education
Alston Wilkes Society $4,300 for Reintegration program for offenders, former offenders, and homeless populations
Crossroads Pregnancy Center $4,000 for Counseling and parenting education for coping with an unplanned pregnancy
Greenwood Performing Arts $3,000 for Art therapy for nursing home residents, “Blues School” for youth, and Nutcracker Tea Party for children
The Period Project $3000 for Menstrual supplies and medically accurate health information for students, low-income, or homeless women
Humane Society of Greenwood $3,000 for Heartworm treatment for shelter dogs
Arts Council of Greenwood $3,000 for Arts Exhibition and projects celebrating the culture and history of the Gullah Geechee people of SC
Congratulations to our 2022 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!