Hollingsworth Funds Grant

Hollingsworth Funds

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Grant amount: US $15,000 - US $500,000

Next deadline: Mar 27, 2020 (Full proposal)

Later deadlines: Jun 22, 2020 (Letter of inquiry), Aug 21, 2020 (Full proposal), Jan 24, 2021 (Letter of inquiry)

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, General Operating Expense, Project / Program, Capital Project

Location of project: Greenville County, South Carolina

Location of residency: United States

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NOTE: Before submitting an LOI, we would appreciate the opportunity to briefly discuss your request during an introductory phone call. This gives both Hollingsworth Funds and you a chance to ask clarifying questions prior to submission. Introductory calls should be scheduled at least 10 days prior to the LOI submission deadline.

About Us

Our Vision

To ensure that Greenville County is a vibrant and successful community where everyone has a meaningful opportunity to achieve their highest potential.

Our Mission

To use our social, moral, intellectual, reputational and financial capital to invest thoughtfully in highly effective nonprofit organizations and initiatives in Greenville County.

Our Focus

Hollingsworth Funds seeks to enhance the opportunities and pathways that improve economic mobility for everyone in Greenville County. We recognize that the factors influencing economic mobility are complex and interconnected, therefore a collective approach to problem-solving is required.

We are actively investing in housing affordability, improving education and reducing income inequality. We are learning more about other correlated factors to economic mobility while also investing in other cross-sector issues. Lastly, we believe that strong arts and cultural institutions are a key component to any vibrant and successful community.

Increasing Housing Affordability

  • Increasing housing affordability through the development of stronger mixed-income communities and the preservation of existing housing stock.

Improving School Quality Across the Educational Continuum

  • Improving school quality across the educational continuum by preparing children to enter school ready to succeed, graduate from high school, and attain a post-secondary degree.

Reducing the Income Inequality Gap

  • Reducing the income inequality gap by enhancing access to livable wage jobs that lead to a successful career.

Exploring Family Structure & Social Capital

  • Learning more about the role of family structure and social capital in improving economic mobility.

Addressing Cross-Sector Issues

  • Addressing cross-sector issues that impact mobility, like improving our transportation system or broadening access to quality healthcare for the under/uninsured.

Supporting Arts and Cultural Institutions

  • Supporting arts and cultural institutions that have a significant creative, social and economic impact on our community.

Grant Type

We consider all types of grant requests including general operating, capital and project support.

Grant Amount

We consider grant requests of all sizes and do not have a specific minimum or maximum. Our median grant size is currently $50,000 with a range from $15,000 to $500,000. We encourage potential grantees to submit a request that meets their needs.

Grant Period

The majority of our grants are made for a period of one year with an option to renew annually based on performance. We also provide multi-year grants to selected nonprofit partners on a case-by-case basis.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Per our trust documents, we are restricted to supporting nonprofit organizations operating for the benefit of Greenville County.
  • Organizations must fit the description in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and be exempt from taxation under section 501(a), or an entity or organization described in sections 170(c)(1) or (2) of the Internal Revenue Code.


  • What we do not fund:
    • Grants to organizations not aligned with our guidelines
    • Grants or scholarship awards made directly to individuals
    • Grants that exclusively serve religious purposes
    • Political campaigns and legislative lobbying efforts
    • Sponsorship of special events, celebration functions or annual meetings