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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 included a provision for Opportunity Zones, which are a new community development program to encourage long-term private investments in select low income census tracts. Taxpayers who invest capital gains into "Opportunity Funds" can receive a federal tax...

Neuroscientist Dr. Steve L. Robbins believes that our responses to encounters with difference can best be explained by the way our brains are wired. Our ancient ancestors survived by quickly recognizing patterns (such as “this fruit is tasty” or “that animal can kill me”), both preserving...

Background In the spring of 2013, several dozen community leaders from business, nonprofits, neighborhood associations, government, education, and philanthropy gathered to consider the successes of Greenville county’s past and discuss what was needed to continue and expand that success for all residents.  It was clear that...

Funders often ask for data from grantees – data to document the need for their program or organization and data to demonstrate the impact of their work. Funders also base their own decisions on strategy or allocation of resources on community level data, such as rates of...

How many capital campaigns are underway in Greenville County and for how much? What is the purpose and size of campaigns?  To answer these questions for both funders and nonprofits, GPP is developing a Capital Campaign Report. This report will be housed on the GPP...

Meals served to hungry people of all ages. Job training for those aiming to earn a better wage. Therapies and education for children with disabilities provided by skilled and caring professionals. Inspiring theatrical performances and works of art. Peaceful parks, enjoyed by thousands of residents...

On May 4, 2015, many of us in Greenville County, SC were confronted by an interactive feature in the New York Times online. The Atlas of Economic Mobility, developed through research by Raj Chetty and Nathanial Hendren, revealed that we live in one of the worst...