FOLDS OF HONOR PALMETTO STATE
Folds of Honor Palmetto State provides educational scholarships to the spouses and children of America’s fallen or disabled military service members and first responders. Our educational scholarships support private school tuition or tutoring in grades K-12, tuition for college, technical or trade school, and post-graduate work. Appreciation for U.S. military service members and first responders is the single most unifying position held by Americans. On this we agree: those who protect our freedom and our families deserve our unwavering support.
FRIENDS OF THE REEDY RIVER
Founded in 1993, Friends of the Reedy River (FoRR) is a volunteer-run nonprofit committed to conserving and enhancing the Reedy River through advocacy, education, and action. FoRR is the only organization devoted solely to protecting, preserving, and restoring this historically overused and neglected river. For 150 years, the Reedy has played an indispensable role as an economic generator to the Greenville area. Today it serves as the focal point of a 30-year business and tourism revitalization in the Greenville. Yet, with surges in population and business growth, FoRR recognizes that it is more important than ever to be proactive in addressing potential negative impacts on the Reedy. We do this through river cleanups, riverbank collapse prevention, natural runoff control installations, educational programs, science-based civic involvement, water quality monitoring, and collaboration with like-minded conservation nonprofits, committed citizens, and local government.
Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute
Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute is a nationally recognized cancer treatment and research facility. Gibbs Cancer Center is a proven leader in providing effective cancer treatment through advanced technology, professional expertise and an exceptional level of personalized care. Gibbs Cancer Center locations include Greer, Spartanburg, Gaffney and Union, and it is affiliated with the Upstate Carolina National Cancer Institute Oncology Research Program (NCORP). In 2020, a 191,000-square-foot expansion of Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute at Pelham opened, which brings advanced cancer care and clinical trials to more people in the Upstate.
The Hispanic Alliance is the largest convener of ideas, individuals, and institutions collaborating to advance and enhance Hispanic communities across South Carolina. With the mission of fostering collaboration and connectivity among people, resources, and cultures to build thriving communities, the Hispanic Alliance envisions a vibrant and inclusive community where everyone has access to opportunities for success and prosperity. While directly serving 2,000 individuals annually, the Hispanic Alliance is a nonpartisan organization with over 200 partner agencies, creating access to opportunity, bridging gaps in resources, elevating Hispanic culture, and building quality of life for the Hispanic community in South Carolina.
Mobile Meals of Spartanburg
Mobile Meals of Spartanburg Glorifies God by providing nutritious meals, services, and fellowshiptothefrailandhomeboundcitizensinSpartanburgCounty. MobileMealsproves1,200 seniors a nutritious meal each weekday using 130 volunteers to deliver the meal to their home. Wellness checks are provided by volunteers and staff. Mobile Meals is much more than a meal. We provide nourishment for the mind, body and soul. Mobile Meals delivers love, compassion and hope to those in need.
NEIGHBORHOOD CANCER CONNECTION
The Neighborhood Cancer Connection mission is to connect people to free, integrative services that can meet their emotional needs, relieve financial burdens, and equip them for the most successful journey through cancer. All funds raised for the organization are used to support local cancer patients; we are not affiliated with any national cancer organization.
PLAY, ADVOCATE, LIVE WELL
PAL: Play. Advocate. Live Well is a Spartanburg County nonprofit that advances active living, promotes healthy eating and fosters health equity. PAL works upstream to prevent lifestyle diseases like diabetes and heart disease by increasing positive health behaviors, including levels of physical activity and consumption of nutritious food, two primary risk factors for disease.
UPSTATE WARRIOR SOLUTION
Upstate Warrior Solution (UWS) is a community-based, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides case management and connective services to military veterans, first responders, and their families living in the upstate of South Carolina. UWS works collaboratively with nonprofit, public, and private partners in the community to ensure local warriors have the resources they need to thrive. Their main service lines include housing, health care, mental/behavioral health, benefits, education, employment, recreation, legal aid, and more. UWS is headquartered at the Rupert Huse Veteran Center in Greenville, but they also have satellite offices in Spartanburg, Anderson, Easley, and Clemson.