Author: Smith, Katy

Greenville County Schools received the executive order from Governor Henry McMaster on Sunday, March 15th that it was to move to virtual school because of COVID-19 pandemic (on March 16th, South Carolina had 53 positive cases and two deaths). Since that time, Greenville County Schools (and...

Both Greenville Partnership for Philanthropy and the NonProfit Alliance have placed advocacy and policy in their strategic and operational plans for 2020.  We’ve engaged in advocacy around COVID and CARES Act (and, of course, many nonprofits and funders have been active in speaking for affordable...

Just as COVID-19 was known to arrive in South Carolina, GPP’s Governance Team approved our strategic direction for 2020 - 2025 and two year operating plan.  This was the result of an eight-month process led by Patrick Jinks with The Jinks Perspective that included surveys,...

The Greenville 21 Day Equity Challenge, facilitated by the Greenville Partnership for Philanthropy and the NonProfit Alliance, provides an opportunity for those in the philanthropy and nonprofit community to deepen their understanding of racism and inequities nationally and locally. The challenge is a self-guided learning...

On Friday, June 12th, Greenville County Council met and approved a plan to spend $91 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds, which were transferred to the county in April as part of the CARES Act.  These funds were awarded to localities with 500,000 people or more...

During our weekly COVID-19 webinar for GPP and NPA members on June 3, 2020, we were able to cover two topics – how to “reopen” in a safe way and spending time to process George Floyd’s murder and our sector’s role in dismantling racism and...

We must help our neighbors in need Our bottom line recommendation for Greenville County’s Coronavirus Relief Funds: $20 million of the $91 million to support our neighbors in need – assistance with rent and mortgage payments, food, health care, child care, and more Include nonprofits in...

Since the Paycheck Protection Program was announced, CommunityWorks has handled 200 calls from local businesses and nonprofits and has provided 100 coaching sessions.  Staff have participated in 20 webinars and educational sessions to provide information to potential applicants.  This has resulted in more than 50...

During this week's webinar, we featured Kerry Murphy, Executive Director of Artisphere, who shared how they handled the postponement of the beloved festival during such uncertain times.  Deborah McKetty with the United Way of Greenville County gave the latest updates on the COVID Relief Fund,...