What We Do
Advancing Efforts to Eliminate the Root Causes and Effects of Poverty and Discrimination
We believe that while our community has achieved great economic success and many have benefited greatly from that success — including our family — there are many others who have been left out or left behind. The inequities in our economic structures and fraying holes in our social fabric are real, and we choose not to ignore them.
We are a hopeful family. Our vision is a Greenville that is just, compassionate, and vibrant. Our mission, then, is to advance efforts to eliminate the root causes and effects of poverty and discrimination.
How We Do It
These Longstanding and Systemic Societal Problems Can’t Be Tackled Alone
We are committed to using all our forms of capital — social, moral, intellectual, reputational, and financial — to partner with organizations and people who share our vision of a just, compassionate, and vibrant community.
Together we work to achieve that vision. Sometimes this means helping to start a specific project or initiative; often it means supporting the work of a broad coalition of diverse people and organizations. Always it means listening and learning and being open to the ideas of others, especially those who are closest to the problems our community is trying to solve.
What We Fund
We want to use our resources in strategic and socially responsible ways. We have adjusted our investment portfolio to exclude categories of investments that are not in alignment with our values. But we must do more: make investments that closely reflect our values and what we want to see happen in our community.
Beginning in 2019, we will invest a portion of our assets strategically in Greenville County, in organizations or businesses in which we have high confidence and with which our mission is tightly aligned.