Hollingsworth Funds Donates More than $6.9M to 49 Organizations in Greenville

Greenville, SC – Hollingsworth Funds, Inc. (Hollingsworth Funds), a community-wide funder for Greenville County has announced a distribution of $6,941,432 in 2015 grants to Furman University, the Greenville YMCA and 47 other nonprofit organizations within the area. Once again, this total represents the largest annual gift in the organization’s history, exceeding last year’s record by 4.4%.

“We know that no single organization can solve the complex social challenges facing our community so we are committed to building stronger, multi-stakeholder partnerships to create positive change,” said Ed Good, Chairman of the Hollingsworth Funds Board. “This year’s portfolio of grantees represents our continued efforts to invest in effective nonprofit organizations working together to impact broad community outcomes.”

John D. Hollingsworth, Jr. established Hollingsworth Funds to positively benefit the people of Greenville County in perpetuity. Under provisions of the trust documents, 45% of the annual distributions are designated for Furman University, 10% to the YMCA of Greenville and 45% to 501(c)(3) public charities operating for the benefit of Greenville County. Since that time, Hollingsworth Funds has faithfully performed its responsibility, distributing more than $55 million to named beneficiaries and other Greenville nonprofit organizations.

List of 2015 Grant Recipients
BOOST
CAMPERDOWN ACADEMY
CENTER FOR COMMUNITY SERVICES
CENTER FOR DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES
THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF THE UPSTATE
COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS OF GREENVILLE COUNTY
COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF GREENVILLE
COMMUNITYWORKS CAROLINA
COMPASS OF CAROLINA
THE FAMILY EFFECT
FOOTHILLS FAMILY RESOURCES
FRIENDS OF PARIS MOUNTAIN STATE PARK
FURMAN UNIVERSITY
GOLDEN STRIP EMERGENCY RELIEF & RESOURCES AGENCY
GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF UPSTATE/MIDLANDS OF SOUTH CAROLINA
GREENVILLE AREA INTERFAITH HOSPITALITY NETWORK
GREENVILLE COUNTY HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION
GREENVILLE FREE MEDICAL CLINIC
GREENVILLE LITTLE THEATRE
GREENVILLE HEALTH SYSTEM
GREENVILLE PARTNERSHIP FOR PHILANTHROPY
GREENVILLE REVITALIZATION CORPORATION
GREENVILLE SYMPHONY ASSOCIATION
HARVEST HOPE FOOD BANK
HISPANIC ALLIANCE
INSTITUTE FOR CHILD SUCCESS
THE JULIE VALENTINE CENTER
METROPOLITAN ARTS COUNCIL
MILL COMMUNITY MINISTRIES
ONTRACK GREENVILLE
PEACE CENTER FOUNDATION
PENDLETON PLACE
PIEDMONT HEALTH FOUNDATION TRANSPORTATION TASK FORCE
PROJECT HOST
PUBLIC EDUCATION PARTNERS
REACH OUT AND READ-SC
REBUILD UPSTATE
SAFE HARBOR
SOUTH CAROLINA LEGAL SERVICES
ST. FRANCIS HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
TRIUNE MERCY CENTER
TURNING POINT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
UNITED MINISTRIES
UNITED WAY OF GREENVILLE COUNTY
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE-GREENVILLE
UPCOUNTRY HISTORY MUSEUM
UPSTATE FOREVER
URBAN LEAGUE OF THE UPSTATE
YMCA OF GREENVILLE

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 S. Ellefson
Timothy J. Reed

Hollingsworth Funds Staff
Jim Terry President & CEO
Ken Hunt Chief Financial Officer
Gage Weekes SVP Strategic Initiatives
Tamela Spann Manager Strategic Initiatives
Pam Prashad Controller

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., Hollingsworth Funds envisions a vibrant and successful community where everyone has a meaningful opportunity to achieve their highest potential. Greenville-based charities apply for funding each year through a competitive grants application process. For more information, visit www.HollingsworthFunds.org.

For more information about the 2015 Hollingsworth Funds, Inc. grants announcement, please contact Gage Weekes at (c) 864-901-7045