About Us

Greenville Partnership for Philanthropy maximizes the impact of philanthropy on our community by connecting grantmakers of diverse backgrounds and experience to share and increase knowledge, improve practice, and pursue opportunities for positive change—together.

Fluor’s Golf for Greenville team gathers at Fluor Field with representatives from The Family Effect, Safe Harbor, Goodwill Industries, and Meals on Wheels.

A Community of Givers, Now Working Together.

In the spring of 2013, leaders from local government, nonprofit organizations, business, healthcare, and other sectors met to discuss Greenville County’s history of philanthropic impact and to identify big issues that still face our community.

We recognized that philanthropy—from private foundations, corporate giving, and individual donors—has played a huge role in our community’s success. We noted, however, that Greenville has fewer philanthropic assets per capita than other up-and-coming counties in our nation—and that most of our community funding sources have few or no staff persons.

The Greenville Partnership for Philanthropy (GPP) was catalyzed by our desire to harness the power of philanthropy in Greenville County, SC. By helping funders get to know each other, learn more about community problems and those working to solve them, and best practices in private and corporate philanthropy, GPP is helping funders make the most of their giving and of their partnerships in the community.

The Graham Foundation supports arts programs at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School.

Collective Impact

A Case Study

Greenville Partnership for Philanthropy stepped in to develop a collaborative approach to funding to allow both the United Way and its subgrantees to focus on program outcomes rather than fundraising.

Steering Committee

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Joan Burket

Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, ScanSource
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Eleanor Dunlap

Senior Program Officer,
The Graham Foundation
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Ted Hendry

President, United Way of Greenville County
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Bob Morris

President, Community Foundation of Greenville
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Cheryl Wiggins

Senior Manager, Community and Public Affairs, Fluor
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Gage Weekes

Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Hollingsworth Funds
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Katy Pugh Smith

Staff & Facilitator, Greenville Partnership for Philanthropy