Greenville Charities – Nonprofit Organizations in Greenville County

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Please choose from one of the following types of nonprofits and community organizations:

Animal & Wildlife Rescue in Greenville

  • Animal rescue in the SC Upstate
    These animal rescue organizations – all of which are based in Greenville 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 Greenville

  • Greenville art & culture
    These Greenville nonprofits focus on various art forms including music, dance, visual arts, theater, and more.

  • Greenville music
    Learn about Greenville music including bands, symphonies, musical education organizations, and more.

Greenville Community Improvement Groups

  • Center for Community Services
    This Simpsonville group seeks to help residents of southern Greenville County connect with human services and cultural and educational activities.

  • Community Foundation of Greenville
    Brings individuals, businesses, and charitable organizations together to provide resources to improve the lives of Greenville County residents.

  • Greenville Forward
    Seeks to enhance the quality of life for greater Greenville by engaging citizens in continually updating, promoting, and facilitating a community vision for 2025 and beyond.

  • Love Local of the Upstate
    This Greenville advocacy organization promotes locally-owned businesses and artisans.

  • Mill Village Farms
    This nonprofit plants gardens in vacant properties by working with neighborhood children. Their goals are to support young entrepreneurs and to grow locally-sourced produce for communities that often have limited access to fresh and local foods.

  • Pleasant Valley Connection
    The mission of this group is to connect neighborhood residents, families, churches, businesses, and other organizations in a coordinated effort to improve the education, health, well-being, and community involvement in Greater Pleasant Valley residents and surrounding communities.

  • Slater Hall Citizen's Committee
    This local nonprofit works to preserve historic Slater Hall in the community of Slater.

Education & Literacy Organizations

  • Chapman Foundation
    The mission of this Greenville-based organization is to provide educational opportunities by providing college scholarships for underprivileged students.

  • Children's Book Bank of South Carolina
    Children's Book Bank of South Carolina promotes literacy in Greenville County and Spartanburg County by collecting books and distributing them to at-risk children.

  • EnTech 281
    This nonprofit organization in Greenville promotes engineering and technology through FIRST robotics teams and community outreach.

  • Greenville Literacy Association
    This not-for-profit group seeks to enrich the Greenville community by increasing the literacy and employability of its adult citizens.

  • Greenville Wordsmiths
    Empowers kids ages 8-14 to discover and share their voices through the craft of writing.

  • I Am Changed
    Works to advance the appreciation of music and visual arts by producing and offering educational films, documentaries, and animations, while teaching these arts to the youth and disadvantaged of Greenville County.

  • Junior Achievement of Upstate South Carolina
    Covering the counties of Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson, Oconee, and Pickens, this chapter of the national Junior Achievement organization is dedicated to inspiring and preparing kindergarten through 12th-grade students to succeed in a global economy.

  • Public Education Partners of Greenville County
    Public Education Partners collaborates with the community, educators, and elected officials to support and strengthen public education and student achievement in Greenville County Schools.

  • STRIDES
    STRIDES is a faith-based nonprofit educational program that provides individual academic instruction to Greenville-area children who are at risk for academic failure. In order to make services available to families of all economic levels, STRIDES employs a sliding fee scale.

  • Urban League of the Upstate
    The Greenville branch of the Urban League works to enable African Americans to better their lives through education, job training, and employment.

  • YouthBASE
    This after-school program works to help children in grades K5-2 overcome behavioral, academic, social, and emotional difficulties.

Environmental Nonprofits in the SC Upstate

Family Support & Assistance in Greenville

These Greenville groups provide support for families and children in need.
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Upstate
    Mentoring program that matches adult volunteers and children ages 6-18.

  • Carolina Family Services
    Provides guidance for families with at-risk children in Greenville.

  • 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.

  • Compassionate Friends
    This group provides support and aid for bereaved parents and families in Greenville.

  • Julie Valentine Center
    Located in Greenville, this nonprofit organization provides free, confidential services to sexual assault and child abuse survivors and their families

  • Little Steps
    Little Steps provides a non-judgmental environment of encouragement and accountability for teen and young parents in the Greenville County area. The program offers classes, peer groups, one-on-one mentoring, and parent-child enrichment activities.

  • Pendleton Place Children's Shelter
    Pendleton Place, located in Greenville, offers a place of safety and comfort for children hurt by abuse and neglect. The group's mission is to keep children safe and support families in crisis through prevention, assessment, and intervention.

  • Piedmont Women's Center
    This Greenville medical clinic offers reproductive health care to the Upstate of South Carolina and surrounding areas.

  • Safe Harbor
    Based in Grenville, this emergency domestic violence shelter provides counseling, legal advocacy, and transitional housing, as well as community outreach and teen dating violence education in Greenville, Pickens, Anderson, and Oconee counties.

Health Organizations in Greenville

  • Greenville SC clinics
    Some Greenville medical clinics are nonprofit organizations that provide health care at no cost to those who cannot afford it.

  • Greenville SC hospitals
    Greenville is home to several hospitals which serve residents and visitors.

  • SC hospice care
    These South Carolina hospices were founded to provide high-quality, compassionate care for patients in their end stage of life. They also offer support for the patients' families.

  • AID Upstate
    AID Upstate is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides supportive services to people affected by HIV/AIDS in Anderson, Greenville, Oconee and Pickens Counties of South Carolina.

  • 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.

  • The Blood Connection
    Headquartered in Piedmont, The Blood Connection is the largest non-profit community blood collection and distribution center in the Greenville region. It operates blood collection centers in Greenville, Greenwood, Seneca, Easley, and Spartanburg.

  • Cancer Crackdown
    This group promotes natural therapies to defeat cancer and remain cancer free. It works to partner patients with survivor-mentors in order to provide support and planning.

  • Cancer Society of Greenville
    Based in the Greenville area, this agency provides financial support to local cancer patients and their families; it also offers education and counseling services designed to increase hope and facilitate healing.

  • Cancer Survivors Park Alliance
    The purpose of the Cancer Survivors Park is to provide a place of respite and rejuvenation, inspiration, education, hope, and celebration for anyone touched by cancer.

  • Center for Developmental Services
    The CCDS is a place where families can find multiple community services in one location for children and individuals with delays and disabilities.

  • A Child's Haven
    A Child's Haven is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Greenville that serves young children who have experienced developmental delays or behavioral challenges. Many are victims of poverty, child abuse, or domestic violence.

  • Down Syndrome Family Alliance of Greenville
    This non-profit parent and volunteer-driven organization works to enrich the lives of people touched by Down syndrome.

  • Greenville Family Partnership
    This Greenville group educates children about the effects of drugs and harmful substances. It seeks to provide them with choices that positively impact their health and well-being.

  • Project HOPE Foundation
    Project Hope serve individuals of all ages across the autism spectrum, from those most severely impacted to those with Asperger's Syndrome. The foundation provides a wide range of services – family support, ABA therapy, education, training, social groups, and adult programs.

  • Surgeons for Sight
    The mission of this Greenville-based Christian non-profit is to help disadvantaged people, both in South Carolina and abroad, have access to eye care including exams, eyeglasses, and surgery

  • Vested Partners
    Vested Partners includes three divisions – Dogs for Autism, Dogs for Disabled, and Hope Unleashed – all dedicated to enriching lives and increasing independence of people with disabilities.

Organizations that Fight Poverty & Hunger

  • Find help for the homeless in Greenville
    Our directory of resources for homeless people in Greenville County includes soup kitchens, shelters, food banks, and affordable housing resources.

  • AidJoy
    This foundation uses media, finance, and technology to help other nonprofits build capacity in order to solve dire humanitarian problems.

  • Foothills Family Resources
    This nonprofit, based in Slater, provides monetary help for families in crisis, teaches parenting skills, and operates a food shelter.

  • Freedom Within Walls
    This non-profit organization, established by diverse business professionals, is aimed at extinguishing hunger among children and providing enrichment programs for the impoverished.

  • Greer Community Ministries
    Operates the Meals on Wheels for Greater Greer area program plus provides congregate dining, food pantry, and clothing closet.

  • Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County
    Using volunteer labor this national organization builds affordable housing for qualifying individuals and families.

  • Loaves & Fishes
    This Greenville organization provides free, regularly-scheduled deliveries of perishable food for distribution to individuals served at emergency food pantries and neighborhood distribution programs.

  • Meals on Wheels of Greenville
    This Christian nonprofit provides home-delivered meals and fellowship to the homebound, elderly, and frail of Greenville 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.

  • Rebuild Upstate
    This Greenville-area group repairs and improves existing homes for elderly, disabled, and impoverished people, thus working to restore the safety and dignity of those in need.

  • The Salvation Army Greenville
    The mission of this international, evangelical movement is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

  • Sunbelt Human Advancement Resources
    SHARE offers a wide variety of programs aimed at fighting poverty and educating low-income children, families, and individuals with the goal of enabling them towards independence.

  • Sustaining Way
    This interfaith non-profit purchases and upgrades underutilized Greenville-area properties to create environmentally-sustainable housing for low-income individuals.

  • United Housing Connections
    Formerly the Upstate Homeless Coalition of South Carolina, this 501(c)3 non-profit organization works with other agencies in Greenville 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.

  • United Ministries
    This faith-based organization works to understand and address poverty issues in Greenville County.

Recreation & Sports Teams in Greenville

  • Recreation in Greenville
    The majority of these organizations are nonprofits that offer social companionship and athletic training and education for their members.

Religious Organizations in Greenville

  • Churches in Greenville
    This helpful directory of churches, temples, and mosques in Greenville is sorted by denomination.

  • Good News Club
    Based in Taylors, the Greenville branch of this national organization provides opportunities for children in public schools to be exposed to biblical teachings.

Senior Citizen Organizations in Greenville

Social, Fraternal & Professional Nonprofits

More Greenville SC Organizations

  • Compass of Carolina
    Offers a diverse range of programs including a representative payee program, pre- and post-bankruptcy counseling, and violence prevention and intervention.

  • Goodwill Industries of Upper South Carolina
    Goodwill is a nationwide program that provides job training and employment opportunities for the disadvantaged.

  • United Way of Greenville County
    This wide-reaching organization works to improve the lives of individuals and communities within Greenville County and the world at large. The Greenville branch also operates Hands On Greenville, which seeks to unite volunteers with charitable opportunities.

  • Upstate Community Mediation Center
    This community-based non-profit provides affordable third-party mediation services to individuals, families, and businesses in conflict in Greenville and the Upstate of South Carolina.

  • Upstate International
    This non-profit organization exists to empower people and businesses of all nations to thrive in the Upstate by connecting them through programs, events, and initiatives that foster the dynamic exchange of international cultures and ideas.


                       
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