Hollingsworth Funds Donates More than $6.6M to 54 Organizations in Greenville

Greenville, SC – Hollingsworth Funds, Inc. (Hollingsworth Funds), a community-wide funder for Greenville County has announced a distribution of $6,646,980 in 2014 grants to Furman University, the Greenville YMCA and 52 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 7.9%.
“We are committed to strengthening our community by funding highly effective organizations that bring positive change for Greenville,” said Ed Good, Chairman of the Hollingsworth Funds Board. “Hollingsworth Funds acknowledges the diverse range of services provided by this year’s list of grantees, and we congratulate them for their success in making Greenville a better place to live and work.”
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 $48 million to named beneficiaries and other Greenville nonprofit organizations.
List of 2014 Grant Recipients
Allen Temple Community Economic Development Corporation
Cancer Society of Greenville County
Center for Developmental Services
Children’s Museum of the Upstate
Clement’s Kindness Fund for the Children
Communities in Schools of Greenville County
Community Foundation of Greenville
CommunityWorks Carolina
Compass of Carolina
Daily Bread Ministries
Foothills Family Resources
Furman University
Genesis Homes
Golden Strip Emergency Relief & Resources Agency
Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina
Greater Greenville Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Greenville Area Interfaith Hospitality Network
Greenville County Human Relations Commission
Greenville Free Medical Clinic
Greenville Health System
Greenville Region Workforce Collaborative
Greenville Symphony Association
Homes of Hope
Institute of Child Success
Metropolitan Arts Council
Middle Grades Success Initiative
Mill Community Ministries
Miracle Hill Ministries
Naturaland Trust
Peace Center Foundation
Pendleton Place
Pleasant Valley Connection
Project Host
Public Education Partners
Reach Out and Read-SC
ReWiGo Ministries
Safe Harbor
South Carolina Children’s Theatre
South Carolina Legal Services
St. Francis Hospital Foundation
Sustaining Way
The Family Effect Foundation
The Julie Valentine Center
Triune Mercy Center
Turning Point of South Carolina
United Ministries
United Way of Greenville County
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
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., 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.
For more information about the 2014 Hollingsworth Funds, Inc. grants announcement, please contact Gage Weekes at (c) 864-901-7045.