Tag Archive for: 2017

GCCF Open Granting Awards Presented, December 2017

GCCF’s Open Granting cycle in December 2017 provided funding for a range of projects and programs for Greenwood County. Congratulations to:

Beyond Abuse for security fencing on site

Festiva in support of the 2017-2018 concert series offered to the public at no charge

Food Bank of Greenwood County for food supplies for the “Sowing Seeds” program

Greenwood Place for the purchase of video equipment for organizational programs

Meg’s House for legal advocacy for clients

The Museum and Railroad Historical Center for “War on Two Fronts” exhibit and program expenses

National Safety Council – Southeastern Chapter for “Stop the Bleed” educational campaign and supply kits

Ninety Six National Historic Site to fund a Colonial Day Camp summer program

Piedmont Agency on Aging for implementation of a Tadpoles communication system at Lifetime Discoveries

Thank you for all your efforts to enrich our Greenwood community!

GCCF Announces Community Enhancement Grants, August 2017

GCCF congratulates the following organizations that received funding in our 2017 Community Enhancement granting cycle:

Arts Council of Greenwood County for summer art outreach camps and Black history Month exhibit costs

Greenwood Lions Club Foundation for an otoacoustic screener for hearing assessment of children and adults

Greenwood Pathway House toward the purchase of minivan for client transport

Humane Society of Greenwood for Trap, Neuter, and Return costs to treat 300 feral/community cats

Project Hope Foundation to fund the development of online training about autism for the community

United Housing Connections for security upgrades to Section 8 housing complex

Thank you for your continued, dedicated good work in our community!

Youth & Education Grants Recipients Named, April 2017

These 10 nonprofit organizations received GCCF Youth & Education funding in order to serve residents of Greenwood County:

Alston Wilkes Society in support of pre-and post-release education and services for ex-offenders

Bowers-Rodgers Children’s Home to provide summer day camp scholarships for residents

Children’s Museum of the Upstate for museum admission scholarships for Greenwood County schoolchildren

Community Initiatives for educational consulting services, staff training, and materials for summer literacy program at Safe Haven

Greenwood Family Y for purchase of SEAL SwimSafe system

Healthy Learners to provide for transportation costs and medical expenses for school-age children with limited resources

La Puerta de Esperanza in support of summer mentoring and development program

A Place for Us Ministries to enable residents to obtain GEDs, and to receive employment training and other development and mentoring services

SC Governor’s School of Science and Mathematics for CREATEng engineering summer camp for Greenwood County students to be held at Lander University

United Way of Greenwood and Abbeville Counties — for the “Stuff the Bus” program that provides school supplies for children with limited resources

GCCF is grateful to support this array of good work in our community!

The Community Foundation Grants for the Good of Greenwood

The Greenwood County Community Foundation (GCCF) recently awarded $26,000 in grants to ten nonprofit organizations in Greenwood County in its Youth & Education granting cycle. Recipients are Alston Wilkes Society, Bowers-Rodgers Children’s Home, Children’s Museum of the Upstate, Community Initiatives, Greenwood Family Y, Healthy Learners, A Place for Us, La Puerta de Esperanza, SC Governors’ School of Science and Mathematics, and the United Way of Greenwood and Abbeville Counties. All funding awards will support programs and projects that directly benefit residents of Greenwood County.

A diverse committee of community members reviews GCCF grant applications and funding determinations are finalized by the GCCF Board of Directors.

Applications for the GCCF Community Enhancement grant cycle will be received during the month of June, with awards to be given in August.

Since its founding in 2012, GCCF has awarded more than $2.5 million in grants to nonprofit organizations.

This announcement was published in the Index-Journal on 5.2.2017.