South Carolina SC Organizations SC Charities Greenville Charities
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.
- Junior League of Greenville
The Junior League of Greenville is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.
- 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.
Education & Literacy Organizations
- Chapman Foundation
The mission of this Greenville-based organization is to provide educational opportunities by providing college scholarships for underprivileged students.
- EnTech 281
This nonprofit organization in Greenville promotes engineering and technology through FIRST robotics teams and community outreach.
- Financial Kick Start
This Piedmont-based organization educates high school students with the knowledge of how to achieve financial freedom.
- 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.
This Greenville-based non-profit provides free technology and soft-skill training for Greenville's youth seven to seventeen years old with workshops, an annual expo and weekly meetings.
- 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.
- Roper Mountain Astronomers
A nonprofit club with the mission to promote astronomy and science to families, schools, and the communities around Greenville with meetings open to the public.
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.
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.
- Defenders For Children
This organization works to prevent child abuse through projects that raise community awareness, educate adults and children, and increase community involvement.
- Fostering Great Ideas
Based in Greenville, this organization improves the experience for children in foster care by building dignity, personal relationships, and sense of community.
- Greenville Optimists
Optimist Clubs participate in community service programs that are dedicated to bringing out the best in kids.
- Julie Valentine Center
Located in Greenville, this nonprofit organization provides free, confidential services to sexual assault and child abuse survivors and their families
- Let There Be Mom
Helping Upstate parents, with life-threatening illnesses, preserve their legacies for their children, 18 and under, with keepsakes.
- 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.
- MB6 Foundation
The mission of this Mauldin-based organization is to help economically disadvantaged children in the Golden Strip area participate in community team sports by supplying equipment, funding for equipment, and registration.
- NAMI Greenville
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Greenville, South Carolina is a non-profit, grass-roots organization offering support, education and advocacy for families and friends of people with serious mental illness and for persons with serious mental illnesses.
- Outstanding Youth Awards
This nonprofit organization seeks to motivate and empower youth with an annual award ceremony, empowerment workshops, and volunteerism opportunities.
- 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.
- Quiver Full Adoptions, Inc
A non-profit adoption agency who's mission is to encourage, educate, and empower both adoptive couples and biological families throughout the adoption process.
- 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.
- Generation Kid Strong
This non-profit organization's mission is to combat childhood obesity and sedentary lifestyles through childhood education regarding healthy food choices and becoming active individuals.
- 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.
- Ronald McDonald House of the Carolinas
The Ronald McDonald House in Greenville is a home away from home for critically ill or injured children while they are being treated at local hospitals and their families, providing hope, encouragement and comfort.
- Servants 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.
This foundation uses media, finance, and technology to help other nonprofits build capacity in order to solve dire humanitarian problems.
- Christmas Shoes
Christmas Shoes's children are ages 6 months to 18 years and are selected by school counselors, social workers and the organization's team. The Greer based organization provides these needy children with a new pair of shoes, socks, toothbrush and toothpaste.
- 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.
- Harvest Hope Food Bank
With a local branch in Greenville, this organization serves hungry people by gathering and sharing quality food with dignity, compassion, and education.
- Homes of Hope
Homes of Hope provides affordable housing for low-income families as well as job training for men overcoming drug and alcohol addictions.
- 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
Always open. With locations in four Upstate counties – Greenville, Spartanburg, Pickens and Cherokee – Miracle Hill operates four adult homeless shelters, three children/youth homeless shelters, and eight thrift stores. It also offers residential addiction recovery programs and recruits foster care families in the Upstate.
- Project Host
This Greenville nonprofit uses food as a tool to nourish the hungry and train the unemployed with various programs including a daily soup kitchen, culinary school, garden, and children's programs.
- 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.
- Cooks for Christ
Cooks for Christ is a ministry of help and hospitality, based in Greenville, offering an array of no cost services including drug and abuse intervention, biblical counseling, homeless shelter assistance, Christian mentoring and free event catering.
- 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
- Eastside Kiwanis
Works to improve the lives of children and the community through fellowship in service.
- Newcomers of Greater Greenville
This social and philanthropic organization welcomes new residents of the Greenville area.
- Rotary Club of Greenville
Rotary Club members participate in local and global service projects.
- Rotary Club of Greenville Evening
The Rotary Club of Greenville Evening actively participates in many service projects throughout the Greenville community and beyond in addition to raising funds to give back to the community through various projects.
- Rotary Club of Mauldin
Members meet weekly and volunteer for fundraising events to support local Mauldin-area charities.
- Rotary Club of North Greenville
Rotary of North Greenville is composed of business leaders in the Upstate uniting for the common good and meet weekly to hear about business and non-profit developments in the community.
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.
- Piedmont Humanists
This Greenville organization was formed to give like minded humanists, free-thinkers, atheists, agnostics, skeptics, and secular people a place to feel less isolated and build a community not based on theistic doctrine.
- 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 Coalition for Equality
This Simpsonville-based organization's mission is to engage the community in action based initiatives that celebrate diversity, advance equality, and empower individuals to advocate for systemic change.
- 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.
- Upstate Splash
Upstate Splash partners with swim facilities and organizations to educate and raise awareness about water safety in order to help prevent childhood drowning; the group also raises funds to provide free swim lessons for at-risk and underprivileged youth.