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 know the value of unrestricted dollars to every nonprofit. We are willing to provide general operating funds to organizations with which we have a strong relationship.