Hollingsworth Funds Donates $7.6M in 2017


Hollingsworth Funds Donates More than $7.6M
to 53 Organizations in Greenville

Greenville, SC (December 13, 2017) – Hollingsworth Funds, Inc. (Hollingsworth Funds), a community-wide funder for Greenville County has announced a distribution of $7,659,087 in 2017 grants to Furman University, the YMCA of Greenville and 51 other nonprofit organizations within the area. Once again, this total represents the largest annual gift in the organization’s history.

“Hollingsworth Funds is committed to using all forms of its philanthropic capital to ensure that everyone has a meaningful opportunity to achieve their highest potential” said Minor Shaw, Chair of the Hollingsworth Funds Board. “We congratulate this year’s organizations and initiatives for their inspiring contributions towards positive community change in Greenville.”

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 $70.6 million to named beneficiaries and other Greenville nonprofit organizations.

List of 2017 Grant Recipients
A Child’s Haven
Camperdown Academy
Cancer Survivors Park
Center for Community Services
Center for Developmental Services
City of Greenville
Communities in Schools
Community Foundation of Greenville
CommunityWorks Carolina
Compass Carolina
Feed & Seed
Foothills Family Resources
Gateway House
Genesis Homes
Greenville CAN
Greenville Chamber Foundation
Greenville County Human Relations Commission
Greenville County Redevelopment Authority
Greenville Free Medical Clinic
Greenville Literacy Association
Greenville Partnership for Philanthropy
Greenville Symphony Association
Greenville Transit Authority
Hispanic Alliance
Homes of Hope
Institute for Child Success
Julie Valentine Center
Legacy Charter School
LiveWell Greenville
Metropolitan Arts Council
Mill Community Ministries
Naturaland Trust
Network for Southern Economic Mobility
Nonprofit Alliance
OnTrack Greenville
Pendleton Place
Project Host
Public Education Partners
Rebuild Upstate
Safe Harbor
Shine the Light
Soteria Community Development Corporation
South Carolina Children’s Theatre
South Carolina Legal Services
Ten at the Top
The Children’s Museum of the Upstate
Triune Mercy Center
United Ministries
United Way of Greenville County
Upcountry History Museum
Urban League of the Upstate

Hollingsworth Funds, Inc. Directors

Minor Shaw, Chair
Gordon Herring, Vice Chair
Anne Ellefson, Secretary
Sam Irwin
Tony McDade
Merl Code
William Henderson
Tim Reed
Gally Gallivan


Hollingsworth Funds Staff

Jim Terry, President & CEO
Ken Hunt, Chief Financial Officer
Pam Prashad, Controller
Gage Weekes, Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives
Tamela Spann, Manager, Strategic Initiatives
Katy Sides, Associate, Strategic Initiatives

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., Hollingsworth Funds seeks to ensure that Greenville County is a vibrant and successful community where everyone has a meaningful opportunity to achieve their highest potential. For more information, visit www.hollingsworthfunds.org.