Roper Mountain Science Center, the most unique organization in the Upstate focused on science education, is a public-private partnership with Greenville County Schools to deliver curriculum-based, hands-on learning for students, offer inspiring “edutainment” for the public, and produce state-of-the-art training for teachers. Their mission is to ignite the natural curiosity of all learners to explore and shape their world.
Girl Scouts is the pre-eminent leadership development organization for girls in grades K5-12. With over 100 years of research-backed and time-tested programming, they prepare girls to be leaders in their own lives, families and communities. Their Council includes over 15,000 girl and adult members in 22 counties of central and western South Carolina including Greenville.
New Directions Housing Corporation provides services to completely stabilize families and neighborhoods and overcome barriers to success (home repairs, healthcare, childcare, safety, civic engagement and transportation) so that residents and neighbors can operate at the highest levels of success.
Fisher House is partnering with the Fisher House Foundation to build a "Comfort Home" on Dorn VA Medical Center’s campus located in Columbia, SC. The Fisher House will be available for veterans and families that live more than 60 miles from Columbia to stay free of charge while a loved one is in the hospital.
Wiregrass Museum of Art (WMA) inspires lifelong learning through the visual arts for communities in the Wiregrass region. WMA believes in the transformative power of art, and makes long-term, positive impact through support for artists and creative expression, art education, economic and social development, and cultural sharing.
Bridges out of Poverty - Ardmore, developed by Philip E. DeVol, provides strategies for building resources for a better life, and breaking the cycle of generational poverty. It encourages participants to take charge of their lives and build their own unique story.
The Nature Conservancy's mission is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Their vision is a world where the diversity of life thrives, and people act to conserve nature for its own sake and its ability to fulfill our needs and enrich our lives.
Camperdown Academy is a school of need, not of choice. Since 1986, students with language-based learning differences in grades one through eight learn how to learn, and then successfully transition back to a traditional classroom environment. With a 3:1 student to teacher ratio, individualized instruction cultivates an "I can!" attitude among students that translates to positive self-esteem and productive academic progress.
Louisville Urban League (LUL) assists African Americans and other marginalized populations in attaining social and economic equality through direct services and advocacy. The League seeks to empower people and change lives through jobs, justice, education, health, and housing. LUL’s wraparound services provide holistic solutions for the entire household that address root causes of poverty. LUL believes that job security leads to financial security and family resilience, which leads to asset building, which leads to economic growth and development.
Stanly Health Foundation's mission is to partner with Atrium Health Stanly to improve the health of everyone in their community. They carry out this mission by funding community outreach and education programs for heart disease, diabetes, and many types of cancers. Over the past 30 years, Stanly Health Foundation has funded hundreds of programs and projects - addressing both large and small health problems and health disparities.