South Carolina SC Organizations SC Charities Gaffney Charities
Please choose from one of the following types of nonprofits and community organizations:
Animal & Wildlife Rescue in Gaffney
- Animal rescue in the SC Upstate
These animal rescue organizations – all of which are based in Chester or nearby areas of the South Carolina's Upstate – provide care and refuge for cats, dogs, horses, rabbits, and other domestic animals.
- SC wildlife rescue, rehabilitation
Have you found an injured wild animal? This guide can help you locate a licensed rehabber in South Carolina. It also lists the many great places you can volunteer to help native critters in need.
Arts & Cultural Organizations in Gaffney
Community Improvement Groups in Gaffney
A Gaffney-based non-profit organization dedicated to addressing the pressing issues facing Cherokee County. This organization addresses problems surrounding education, public health, families and youth, economic development and crime and safety.
- United Way of the Piedmont
With main office in Spartanburg, the United Way provides programs to address education, financial stability, and health needs in the communities of Cherokee, Spartanburg, and Union counties.
Education & Literacy Organizations
- Junior Achievement of Greater South Carolina
Covering 34 counties of South Carolina including Cherokee county, this chapter of the national Junior Achievement organization teaches financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and workforce readiness skills to kindergarten through 12th-grade students in order to inspire and prepare them to succeed in a global economy.
- South Carolina Odyssey of the Mind
Based out of Gaffney, South Carolina Odyssey of the Mind is an all volunteer run non-profit organization geared to South Carolina K-college students. The program is organized to support participants by conducting workshops and tournaments in order to provide students an opportunity to practice and develop teamwork, creative problem solving, and life skills.
Environmental Nonprofits in the SC Upstate
Family Support & Assistance in Gaffney
These Gaffney groups provide support for families and children in need.
- Cass Elias McCarter Guardian ad Litem Program
South Carolina's Guardian ad Litem Program pairs volunteer guardians with children so that the volunteers may gather information about a child's needs and make recommendations to the court regarding the child's future.
- Royal Sunbeams
Royal Sunbeams is a charitable organization utilizing miniature therapy horses and are available to visit hospitals, long-term care facilities for the elderly, hospice facilities, group homes, shelters, schools, children's facilities and many other settings within Gaffney.
- SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition
This is a nonprofit organization serving victims of domestic violence and their dependent children in Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union counties.
Health Organizations in Gaffney
- American Red Cross, Upstate South Carolina
Provides services to the residents of South Carolina including disaster relief, health and safety classes, blood collection for hospitals, and services to the armed forces.
- Piedmont Care
Piedmont Care is a nonprofit organization providing HIV/AIDS care, prevention, and advocacy in Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union counties of South Carolina.
Organizations that Fight Poverty & Hunger
- Cherokee County Meals On Wheels
Cherokee County Meals On Wheels is a nonprofit group that provides a daily hot and nutritious meal and personal contact to homebound persons, within Cherokee County, who have no other way of receiving this service. The service is provided on the basis of need regardless of age or income.
- Church Builders of Gaffney
Located in Gaffney, the mission of this nonprofit organization is to serve as a rehabilitation center offering shelter, food, and transitional housing for addicts and homeless residents.
- Habitat for Humanity of Cherokee County
Using volunteer labor, this non profit national organization reovates and builds affordable housing for qualifying individuals and families within Cherokee County.
- Miracle Hill Ministries
With locations in four upstate counties – Greenville, Spartanburg, Pickens and Cherokee – Miracle Hill operates four adult shelters, three children/youth shelters, and eight thrift stores. It also offers addiction recovery programs, licenses foster care families in the Upstate, and runs a family support program to provide family strengthening.
- Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina
Second Harvest Food Bank is a non-profit organization that supplies food and grocery items to charitable agencies that assist Gaffney residents in need.
- South Carolina Hunters and Landowners for the Hungry
The primary objective of South Carolina Hunters and Landowners for the Hungry is to coordinate the distribution of venison from hunters to hungry people residing in South Carolina via an integrated network of meat processors and food banks.
- United Housing Connections
Formerly the Upstate Homeless Coalition of South Carolina, this 501(c)3 non-profit organization works with other agencies in Gaffney and the Upstate to provide affordable housing. This organization is dedicated to ending homelessness through programming, advocacy, and building safe, decent, and affordable housing for homeless or at-risk families and individuals.
Religious Organizations in Union
- Churches in Gaffney
This helpful directory of churches, temples, and mosques in Gaffney is sorted by denomination.
Senior Citizen Organizations in Gaffney
- SC Upstate Aging & Disability Resource Center
This nonprofit agency is a function of the Appalachian Council of Governments, developing and coordinating services and activities for seniors by working closely with local advocacy groups and health care providers.