Apply for a Fall for Giving Grant

Fall for Giving is a grant program designed to support local nonprofit organizations whose projects in the areas of culinary and food, cultural diversity, family and music align with the festival’s mission. Fall for Giving is administered by the Fall for Greenville Board of Directors. All proposals will be reviewed by the board to determine potential local impact.

Before You Apply

Please read the Fall for Giving Grant Guidelines.

As part of the application process, you will need to upload the following documents:

  • IRS Determination Letter
  • Attach provided Budget Request Form. Please have this template completed before you begin the application.
  • Most recent Audited Financial Statement and/or IRS Form 990
  • Board or Directors, Trustees, or Officers List
  • Letters of support from partners (if applicable)
  • Timeline and Task List for implementation

Application Deadline: February 10, 2020 at 5:00 PM

Note: Applicants have the option to save their progress and return to complete it, using an emailed application link.

2019 Grant Recipients

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Upstate – Festival funds will support upgrades to computer equipment for their facility. The new equipment will assist staff in effectively executing the organization’s mentoring program for “at risk” youth.

Boy Scouts Troop 266 at St. Giles Presbyterian Church – The troop will use grant funding to provide meals through Triune Mercy Center’s food assistance program. In addition, funds will provide for the replacement of camping equipment for the troop.

Gateway House – The organization will use grant funding to purchase kitchen equipment for the facility’s new clubhouse dining area. The facility provides an opportunity for the organization to expand its efforts in teaching valuable culinary and life skills to those suffering from mental illness in Greenville County.

The Salvation Army – The organization will use the funding to replace the facility’s dining hall equipment, which has been used in the preparation of 130,000 meals for hungry men, women and children in Greenville County.

Thrive Upstate – Festival funds will be used to purchase drums and hand-held instruments and train staff members in therapeutic drum therapy. The organization supports individuals with disabilities and special needs with meaningful services, opportunities and support, so they may thrive in life, work and play.

Greenville Technical College
 – Festival funds will go toward the Fall for Greenville Culinary Arts Institute Scholarship Endowment Fund. The festival established the scholarship in 2006 to provide tuition for students in the culinary arts field. The increase in funds will help serve more students.