Furthering Philanthropy

Stay in tune with the pulse of philanthropy in Greenville by reading our latest blog updates.
  • Like business large and small and families across the country, nonprofits have been through the wringer over the last six months.  Closures and reopenings with health and safety protocols, loss of revenue, facing a reckoning with racial injustice and systemic racism – and dealing with......

  • Greenville County’s Nonprofit Institutions Need “All Hands On Deck” College of Charleston’s Riley Center for Livable Communities and Together SC Survey Findings Underscores Needs and Resilience  CHARLESTON, SC, September 18, 2020  Today, the College of Charleston, Together SC, SC Grantmakers Network and funding partners release......

  • Back on June 30th, we hosted a webinar featuring Nicole Wood and Meredith Papapieris with Greenville County to discuss funds available to nonprofits and small business for COVID recovery.  Since the applications opened on July 2nd, only 41 nonprofit organizations have applied for a total......

  • In a recent GPP and NPA session on strategic partnerships, Tony McDade, the newly retired Executive Director of United Ministries, shared that he thinks of a strategic partnership as 1 + 1 = 3.  That’s the outcome he believes resulted from the merger of the......

  • 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......

  • 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......

  • 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......