Greenville Women Giving Hosts Grants Information Sessions

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GREENVILLE, S.C –Greenville Women Giving (“GWG”), a local women’s collective philanthropic and grant making organization that serves Greenville County, will open its annual grant application process on October 16, and will offer two Grant Information Sessions on October 30 and November 1 for both new and returning grant applicants to attend to learn more about this year’s grant application process.

GWG seeks to fund worthy projects that have the potential for high impact and significant positive change in the areas of Arts and Culture, Education, Environment, Health, and Human Services. Funds available for grants are generated by the annual donations of GWG members and other donor-directed funds through the Community Foundation of Greenville. Grants are awarded once per year based on the cumulative voting of all current GWG members.

GWG welcomes grant requests from 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit agencies located within or offering services to the citizens of Greenville County. GWG members believe that a strong community requires strong programs and services across a variety of sectors. Therefore, GWG will award at least one grant in each of the five focus areas listed above. The remainder of the applications will be ranked and grants awarded accordingly with all remaining funds. Grant sizes range from $50,000 to $100,000. In May 2017, GWG awarded over $613,000 to 10 local, non-profit organizations.

2017-18 Grant Making Calendar

The following key dates are now available for those who wish to prepare to submit a grant for 2018.

October 16, 2017

Grant application opens and will become available online at greenvillewomengiving.org through December 1. The GWG website has grant guidelines, application instructions, and frequently asked questions.

October 30, 2017 – 1 – 2:30 pm and

November 1, 2017 – 1 – 2:30 pm

Grant information sessions – Staff Auditorium, Greenville Memorial Hospital

701 Grove Rd., Greenville

Registration is required; call Melanie at (864) 361-1393 or register via email at greenvillewomengiving@gmail.com.

December 1, 2017 at midnight

Grant application submission deadline

May 15, 2018

Greenville Women Giving Annual Meeting – Grants Awarded 

About Greenville Women Giving

Greenville Women Giving, a women’s collective giving organization, was created as a special initiative of the Community Foundation of Greenville in 2006. GWG is committed to improving the lives of Greenville County residents by awarding high-impact grants ranging from $50,000 to $100,000 in five areas: arts & culture, education, environment, health and human services. To date, GWG has contributed more than $4.8 million to 76 Greenville nonprofit organizations and has grown to more than 550 members. Membership in Greenville Women Giving is open to all women who commit to the annual contribution. For information about membership, upcoming events and grants, please visit greenvillewomengiving.org or follow GWG on Facebook (/greenvillewomengiving)

 

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