Junior League of Greenville Awards Over $175,000 in Grants to Community Partners

GREENVILLE, SC: The Junior League of Greenville (JLG) is pleased to announce the combined awarding of $177,500 to partner agencies Jasmine Road, Pendleton Place, and United Ministries. As an organization with a focus on community impact, JLG is proud to support our community partner agencies’ efforts to continually improve their offerings for the populations they serve, said JLG President, Kimberly Witherspoon.

Throughout its history, the JLG has contributed over $3 million in funding to local organizations and provided countless hours of volunteer service to the community.

JLG is able to offer these grants through collaborative fundraising efforts via sponsors and events throughout the year, including the Little Black Dress Initiative, Shop for Greenville, and the Nearly New Shop resale store.

The below messages from JLG’s Developmental Grant recipients outline how they plan to put these funds to use in service of the Greenville community:

Pendleton Place

“Our nearly 50 year history of serving children, youth, and families began with the Junior League of Greenville, and this year, as we look toward the next half-century, it is again the JLG that will bring us into our next generation of impact. We are so honored and grateful to the women of the JLG for this transformational investment. Because of the Developmental Grant toward the building of our future Family Resource Center, we will be empowered to build and strengthen families, improve the community, and support economic opportunity for our neighbors and friends.” – Annie Maertens, Executive Director. at Pendleton Place

United Ministries

“We are extremely grateful to Junior League of Greenville for their partnership and support of United Ministries. This generous grant will help fund rent, utilities and wrap-around services provided by United Ministries to families in our Interim Housing Program as they work to achieve permanent housing on their journey of economic mobility and self-sufficiency. These resources are offered to help families address barriers that may negatively impact their exit from poverty. With this intensive support, families experience transformative change that will impact them for generations.” – Robin Longino, Director of Mission Advancement at United Ministries

Jasmine Kitchen

“Junior League Greenville has such a rich history of serving the Greenville community well. We are so grateful and thrilled to receive this wonderful grant from Junior League Greenville that will enable us to continue to offer much needed services to women in our community. Our partnership means so much and we could not do this work alone!”- Beth Messick Executive Director

JLG is proud to support these agencies and grateful to the Greenville community for their ongoing support. If you would like to become involved with the Junior League of Greenville and help make a lasting impact on our community, please visit www.jlgreenville.org/join.

About the Junior League of Greenville: Founded in 1929, the Junior League of Greenville (JLG) is an organization of women committed to advancing women’s leadership for meaningful community impact through volunteer action, collaboration, and training. Today, the JLG comprises more than 1,100 members and is part of The Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI), which constitutes one of the largest, most effective volunteer organizations in the world. The Junior League of Greenville engages in initiatives that help women in our community overcome barriers, focusing on human trafficking and economic mobility. For more information about the Junior League of Greenville, please visit www.jlgreenville.org.