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Upstate Forever received an $80K grant from Greenville Women Giving - May 10th 2017

We’re so excited to share that we’ve been awarded a very generous grant from Greenville Women Giving (GWG). Here’s are details from the press release:

At their May 9, 2017 Annual Meeting, GWG awarded Upstate Forever a grant for $80,000 in the Environmental category. Upstate Forever will use the grant funds to preserve Greenville’s unique character through land conservation efforts.

“With this grant, we’re specifically focused on two outcomes,” said Scott Park, Land Conservation Director at Upstate Forever. “First, we want to preserve the character of Falls Park, which is an irreplaceable asset to our downtown, by permanently protecting 55 Camperdown from the recently proposed development. Secondly, we will work to protect Greenville’s rapidly vanishing farmlands to help retain our rural heritage and create a strong foundation for local food. As with all of our land conservation efforts, participation is 100% voluntary, and we work closely with landowners to honor their conservation visions for their property.”

“We deeply appreciate GWG’s generosity and are so thankful to their members for believing in our mission to balance growth with the protection of our natural resources,” said Upstate Forever’s Executive Director Andrea Cooper.

Greenville Women Giving is a philanthropic organization serving Greenville County, SC, and was founded on the idea that women, when informed about philanthropy and the needs in their community, can collectively make a real difference. Founded in 2006, GWG has donated $4.8 million in total grant funding over the past 11 years. For more information, visit

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