$601,745 Awarded by Greenville Women Giving at Annual Meeting

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Greenville Women Giving, a 560-member local philanthropic organization, awarded $601,745 in grants last evening during its annual meeting at the Embassy Suites Verdae.  Since its founding in 2006, Greenville Women Giving has granted more than $5.4 million to 80 Greenville County nonprofits in five areas: Arts and Culture, Education, Environment, Health, and Human Services.

The Greenville Women Giving 2018 Grant Awardees are as follows:

FAVOR – Faces and Voices of Recovery ($100,000 over two years): To expand FAVOR’s substance abuse recovery program into the previously unserved Nicholtown community.

GATEWAY HOUSE ($100,000 over two years): To help build a new clubhouse, doubling the capacity to serve Greenvillians living with mental illness.

GIRL SCOUTS OF SC – MOUNTAINS TO MIDLANDS ($88,540 over two years): To establish Girl Scout troops for girls who are homeless or from low-income homes.

HOMES OF HOPE ($50,000 over two years): To partially fund a full-time construction manager to improve efficiency in the construction process and increase the number of homes built.

JASMINE ROAD ($100,000): To support a program manager and living expenses in a new residential home for women survivors of human trafficking.

LOAVES AND FISHES ($50,000): To purchase an efficient, refrigerated truck to be used daily for the collection and distribution of rescued food to agencies which feed Greenville’s food insecure, while simultaneously reducing landfill waste.

MILL COMMUNITY MINISTRIES ($37,976): To expand Mill Village Farms’ youth leadership program, which employs, educates and trains at-risk teens while transforming vacant properties into produce gardens for local communities.

WAREHOUSE THEATRE ($75,259): To replace failing, noisy heating and air-conditioning units with a more efficient system which will not disrupt performances, workshops and community outreach programs.

About Greenville Women Giving

Founded in 2006 as a special initiative of the Community Foundation of Greenville, GWG is a nonprofit organization whose purposes are both educational and philanthropic. Greenville Women Giving sponsors year-round educational opportunities for its members and guests, designed to inform about specific Greenville community needs.

Its members contribute annually to a collective pool that is distributed to local nonprofits, following a membership-led grants review process and vote. Accomplishing together what most cannot do individually, the group focuses on funding high-impact ($50,000-$100,000) initiatives in the areas of arts and culture, education, environment, health, and human services within Greenville County.

Greenville Women Giving is also supported by its annual partners Beam & Hinge, Flourish, Greenville Health System, and TOWN.  The annual meeting was sponsored by Brand-in-Motion and Greenville Journal. Greenville Women Giving also receives generous gifts from individual donors.

Membership in Greenville Women Giving is open to all women who commit to the annual contribution for three years. For information about membership, upcoming events and grants please visit  www.greenvillewomengiving.org and follow GWG on Facebook and Instagram.

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