News and Resources

Smarter philanthropy. Stronger community.

Advocacy

  • 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......

  • Some of the issues that are of interest to the philanthropic and nonprofit sector in Greenville County – workforce development, affordable housing, transportation, and growth – are ones best addressed in partnership with our local policy makers. Greenville Partnership for Philanthropy joined with the Nonprofit......

  • 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......

About Philanthropy

  • 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......

  • When organizations – both nonprofit and philanthropic – consider their missions with an eye toward diversity, equity, and inclusion, it can have wide-ranging implications, from who comprises their staff and volunteers to what their policies say about vendors, intake, and more. Greenville Partnership for Philanthropy......

Community Issues

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  • Thirty members participated in the first GPP webinar on COVID-19.  As of the prior afternoon, there were 342 cases in South Carolina, seven deaths, and 39 cases in Greenville County.  Even though it is likely just the beginning of Greenville County’s experience of the crisis, the local economy has already taken a huge hit with the ordered closing of restaurants and advisement against three or more people gathering outside of the home....

  • You’ve heard the catchy jingles on television for title loans.  You’ve seen storefronts for payday loans and pawn shops on every corner in certain parts of town.  But if you’re like many South Carolinians, you don’t know much about the “payday lending” industry. Some of......

Events

  • Members of the Greenville Partnership for Philanthropy and the Nonprofit Alliance gathered on December 11th at the Warehouse Theatre to toast the holidays and each other. Dawn Dowden (Homes of Hope), Meghan Barp (United Way of Greenville County), Madeleine McGee (Together SC), Jennifer Harrill (United......

  • 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......

  • On June 21 (summer solstice), GPP members and nonprofit staff got together with no agenda other than having a beer and building relationships. Following the guidance of Vu Lee, author of the popular blog NonprofitAF, GPP and the Nonprofit Alliance hosted several dozen folks at the Greenville......

  • 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. High school graduation has long been a priority for many organizations in Greenville County. Students......

  • I am a philanthropoid. The word is a jocular combination of “philanthropist” and “anthropoid” and describes someone who gives away other people’s money. When I first heard the word, I chuckled. Yes, I thought, I’ve needed a word for someone like me, a foundation staff......

News

  • Thirty members participated in the first GPP webinar on COVID-19.  As of the prior afternoon, there were 342 cases in South Carolina, seven deaths, and 39 cases in Greenville County.  Even though it is likely just the beginning of Greenville County’s experience of the crisis, the local economy has already taken a huge hit with the ordered closing of restaurants and advisement against three or more people gathering outside of the home....

  • Since 2014, the Greenville Partnership for Philanthropy has convened local funders at least every other month to learn more about best practices in the field of grantmaking and social impact as well as local nonprofits and initiatives, to collaborate on significant activities, and to get......

  • In the early days of Greenville Partnership for Philanthropy, we learned about how service providers to the homeless in Greenville County were collaborating in new ways and how they felt a homeless coordinator would help them maximize their partnerships.  We also learned how our community......

Non-profits

  • 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......

  • 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......

OnTrack Greenville

  • August 2018 began the fourth academic year of OnTrack Greenville (OTG), the broad collaborative to boost middle grade success at Berea, Lakeview, and Tanglewood Middle Schools and Greenville Early College.  It also began the freshman year of high school for the first group of students......

  • 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......

  • When funder members of the Greenville Partnership for Philanthropy began joining the OnTrack Greenville partnership in 2015, they had high expectations. This vast new collaboration to boost middle grade success – catalyzed by a multimillion dollar grant from the Social Innovation Fund – was the......