A Message from the Hollingsworth Funds Board and Staff

COVID-19 Response

Hollingsworth Funds stands together with our Greenville community to respond to the rapidly evolving challenges and impact of COVID-19.

IMPROVING

economic mobility

Greenville is one of the fastest growing cities in the Southeast, becoming known for its urban innovation and tremendous quality of life. By contrast, it has one of the lowest rates of economic mobility in the country.

Recognizing this paradox, our strategic focus revolves around five correlated factors influencing economic mobility – residential segregation, income inequality, local school quality, family structure, and social capital – identified in a groundbreaking study by Opportunity Insights, formerly The Equality of Opportunity Project.

As such, we invest our social, moral, intellectual, reputational and financial capital in initiatives and organizations that positively impact the systems that improve economic mobility for everyone in Greenville.

INVESTING IN

Community Initiatives

fostering a culture of

learning & partnership

Building and sustaining trusting relationships with community stakeholders is core to our success. We aim to foster an environment where we all see each other as equal partners that engage in open and honest dialogue about what it takes to achieve positive community change. The more we share knowledge and learn from each other, the more we can achieve together.

A Message from the Hollingsworth Funds Board of Directors and Staff

Hollingsworth Funds acknowledges the acute anger, pain and sadness being felt in our Greenville community and across the country at the senseless killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless others. It is a stark reminder for all of us that systemic racism and the resulting racial inequities that persist today cannot be tolerated if we desire to see a Greenville where equitable opportunities exist for all to advance and thrive.

We remain committed to working collaboratively with our fellow community members to deeply examine racial inequity in Greenville and to rebuild the systems that have historically marginalized communities of color for far too long. Let us all use this moment as a catalyst to redouble our efforts to create meaningful and transformative change for a just Greenville.