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Greenville Federal Credit Union announces major grants program to support local non-profits.

by Catherine James, SVP Marketing and Brand Strategy

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Greenville Federal Credit Union announced it will award $50,000 in grants to local non-profits as part of a charitable giving emphasis in the fall of 2021.  The grants are a continuation of the Thanks and Giving Grants program launched during the credit union’s 50th Anniversary in 2018.  The Thanks and Giving Grants program is designed to identify and provide funding support for community-based 501(c)(3) organizations that promote youth, education, community and economic assistance or relief in local areas across Greenville County. The 2021 Thanks and Giving Grants program will award five grants of $10,000 each to non-profit organizations committed to developing and implementing programs designed to improve prosperity in local communities within Greenville County.

“From the beginning, our credit union’s mission has been to give back to the Greenville community by providing affordable financial services to the people we serve and by investing back into the community in as many ways as we can.” said President Paul Hughes. “Continuing the Thanks and Giving Grants program this year will help us identify local organizations that share our community, youth and education focus, and allow us to directly support new projects that could have significant and positive impact for years to come.”

The 2021 Thanks and Giving Grants application is now open and the deadline to submit completed applications is September 17, 2021.  Eligible organizations must hold a current tax-exempt status as a charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, be physically located in Greenville County, and directly benefit the local community.  Eligibility considerations will be made for organizations located outside of Greenville County if the proposed project will be implemented and funding used solely within Greenville County.  A panel representing Greenville Federal Credit Union will review applications and select the five recipients based on a set of criteria established by the Thanks and Giving Grants committee. 

The 2021 Thanks and Giving Grants criteria and application can be found on the credit union’s website at:

On Thursday, November 18, 2021, the five Thanks and Giving Grants recipients will be announced during a special presentation and celebration lunch for members, special guests, lawmakers and local dignitaries at the credit union’s Wade Hampton Boulevard location.

About Greenville Federal Credit Union
Greenville Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial alternative to traditional banking with five branch locations in Greenville, Greer, and Mauldin serving more than 32,000 members. The more than $380 million credit union was founded by nine teachers from the School District of Greenville County as an educator’s credit union in 1968. In 2001, the credit union approved a conversion to a community-based charter to serve anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Greenville County. The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), an agency of the federal government, insures all accounts up to $250,000.  For more information, please visit the credit union’s website at or call 800-336-6309.