Hollingsworth Funds Delivers Record Annual Giving Once Again

Greenville, SC – Hollingsworth Funds, Inc. (Hollingsworth Funds), a charitable supporting organization in Greenville County, has distributed $6,160,513 in 2013 grants to Furman University, the Greenville YMCA and 69 other nonprofit organizations within Greenville County. This total represents the largest annual gift in the organization’s history, exceeding last year’s record by more than 31%.

“It is our pleasure to support the efforts of local nonprofit organizations that are making such a wonderful difference in our community,” said Ed Good, Chairman of the Hollingsworth Funds Board. “Hollingsworth Funds is committed to making a positive impact on the people of Greenville County, and we consider every grant a strategic investment in their future.”

Textile industrialist John D. Hollingsworth established Hollingsworth Funds in 1976 and, upon his death in 2000, bequeathed almost all of his $290 million estate to the Foundation. Under provisions of Mr. Hollingsworth’s wishes, Hollingsworth Funds distributes 45 percent of its annual income to Furman University, 10 percent to Greenville YMCA and an additional 45 percent to Greenville County 501(c)(3) charities selected each year through a competitive grants process administered via the Community Foundation of Greenville.

Over the past 37 years, Hollingsworth Funds, Inc. has made grants of more than $42 million in financial support.

List of 2013 Competitive Grant Recipients:

  • A Child’s Haven
  • Allen Temple Community Economic Development Corporation
  • Artisphere
  • Building Opportunities in Out of School Time
  • Cancer Society of Greenville County
  • Center for Developmental Services
  • Children’s Museum of the Upstate
  • Clarity
  • Communities in Schools of Greenville
  • Community Foundation of Greenville
  • CommunityWorks Carolina
  • Compass of Carolina
  • Conestee Foundation
  • Cultural Arts Foundation Fountain Inn
  • Faces and Voices of Recovery
  • Foothills Family Resources
  • Furman University
  • Gateway House
  • Genesis Homes
  • Golden Strip Emergency Relief and Resources Agency
  • Goodwill Industries of Upstate Midlands South Carolina
  • Governors School For The Arts Foundation
  • Greenville Airport Commission
  • Greenville Area Interfaith Hospitality Network
  • Greenville Chamber Foundation
  • Greenville County Human Relations Commission
  • Greenville Early College
  • Greenville Family Partnership
  • Greenville First Steps
  • Greenville Forward
  • Greenville Free Medical Clinic
  • Greenville Hospital System
  • Greenville Humane Society
  • Greenville Little Theatre
  • Greenville Region Workforce Collaborative
  • Greenville Symphony Association
  • Greenville Tech Foundation
  • Greer Community Ministries
  • Harvest Hope Food Bank
  • Institute for Child Success
  • The Julie Valentine Center
  • Loaves & Fishes
  • Meals on Wheels of Greenville
  • Metropolitan Arts Council
  • Miracle Hill Ministries
  • Peace Center Foundation
  • Pendleton Place
  • Pleasant Valley Connection
  • Project Host
  • Public Education Partners
  • Safe Harbor
  • The Salvation Army
  • Senior Action
  • South Carolina Children’s Theatre
  • South Carolina Legal Services
  • Sunbelt Human Advancement Resources
  • Taylors Free Medical Clinic
  • Tourism Leadership Council
  • Triune Mercy Center
  • United Ministries
  • United Way of Greenville County
  • Upcountry History Museum
  • Upstate Fatherhood Coalition
  • Upstate Forever
  • Upstate Homeless Coalition of South Carolina
  • Urban League of The Upstate
  • The Warehouse Theatre
  • Year of Altruisim
  • YMCA of Greenville
  • YWCA Greenville

About Hollingsworth Funds

Hollingsworth Funds is a charitable support organization focused exclusively on Greenville, South Carolina. Endowed by the estate of textile executive John D. Hollingsworth Jr., the foundation fosters success stories by funding efforts with the greatest potential for positive community impact. Greenville-based charities apply for funding each year through a competitive grants application process administered via the Community Foundation of Greenville.

For more information about the 2013 Hollingsworth Funds, Inc. grants announcement, please contact Gage Weekes at (c) 864-901-7045.

Hollingsworth Funds, Inc. Directors

  • P. Edwin Good, Jr. Chairman
  • Minor Mickel Shaw Vice Chair
  • William E. Henderson Secretary
  • John C. Cothran
  • Gordon R. Herring
  • Merl F. Code
  • Anne Ellefson

Hollingsworth Funds Staff

  • James W. Terry, Jr. President & CEO
  • Ken Hunt CFO
  • Gage Weekes SVP Strategic Initiatives