Fall for Giving grant program opens for second consecutive year
BB&T Fall for Greenville board members and event partners today presented $46,500 to 12 nonprofit organizations from the local community and recognized the efforts of those organizations that committed substantial volunteer hours over the course of the three-day event. All funds donated came from the 2018 festival held last October.
Local charities receiving event proceeds from BB&T Fall for Greenville included:
“It is a privilege for Greenville Technical College to once again support Fall for Greenville as its volunteer sponsor,” said Kelley Roark, Director of Programmatic PR and Customer Engagement Manager for Greenville Technical College. “As the community’s two-year college, we are proud to be part of a festival that gives visitors the chance to experience our exceptional city while supporting local nonprofits and charities – creating opportunities for our neighbors and friends long after the event is over.”
Once again this year, the festival will expand its community giving through a grant program initiative called Fall for Giving. The program will disperse grants ranging from $1,000 to $20,000 to nonprofit organizations involved in the areas of culinary and food, cultural diversity, family and music. In its first year, Fall for Giving awarded $53,000 to seven local nonprofit organizations.
“As part of its mission, BB&T Fall for Greenville is committed to supporting the local community,” said Justin Pinckney, 2018 Fall for Greenville Board Chair. “The continued success of the festival allows us to give back even more, providing funds to local groups that work hard to strengthen our community.”
Fall for Giving grant applications will be accepted through March 1. Nonprofit organizations that are interested in applying can visit www.fallforgreenville.net/grant.
BB&T Fall for Greenville has donated over $650,000 to more than 30 nonprofit organizations over the past 15 years. For more information about the 2019 festival scheduled for October 11-13 and to download a volunteer application, visit the festival’s website.