Furthering Philanthropy

Stay in tune with the pulse of philanthropy in Greenville by reading our latest blog updates.
  • Greenville County is making up to $75 million available to small businesses and nonprofits in the form of reimbursements for expenses to prevent COVID in the workplace and allow for continued or resumed operations.  Up to $4 million is also available in grants for organizations......

  • 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......

  • 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,......

  • Much of the attention nationwide and in our GPP and Nonprofit Alliance webinars has been directed at the CARES Act’s $351 billion Paycheck Protection Program.  Many Greenville County nonprofits did take advantage of this opportunity, and those that weren’t able to are hoping for more......

  • NPA held its weekly COVID-19 update and conversation, and dozens of nonprofit leaders participated. Michael Nail, employment attorney with Ogletree Deakins, gave a detailed review of changes in the Family Medical Leave Act, unemployment, and other employment law related to COVID. Sabrina Reeder, coordinator of......

  • On April 7th, the Nonprofit Alliance hosted a weekly webinar, focusing on the Paycheck Protection Program and how to apply.   Robyn Campbell with Elliott Davis presented on how nonprofits can approach the PPP application.  She suggested they set up a simple spreadsheet to account for......

  • GPP members logged on for a weekly webinar update on the latest on COVID in Greenville County, the nonprofit sector, and ways for funders to get involved.  This week’s session included: Comments from Bob Morris on how the Community Foundation of Greenville is adapting because......