What We Fund

We fund various programs focused on helping the homeless and most-needy in the areas of food, shelter, healthcare and education in Greenville County, South Carolina. While there are many in greater Greenville that need help in the aforementioned areas, we aim to fund programs that identify and target those that truly are the most needy. We also recognize that those within our community are best equipped to identify programs that are the most effective, so we keep an open mind and welcome new ideas. Within our four broad categories, we’re particularly interested in programs that support the following


Hot meals and soup kitchens

Food pantries


Short-term, immediate access for the homeless

Long-term housing for families


Life-skills and basic education

Job readiness, GED preparation, Basic financial skills, Literacy programs


Diagnosis and access to medical assistance for the homeless.

What We Don’t Fund

We do not provide grants to individuals. We do not provide loans. We do not fund scholarships. We do not provide grants to organizations or projects outside of Greenville County SC. We do not support public or government agencies. We do not support programs outside the primary focus found in our mission statement. We do not provide grants for projects more than once per year.

Many of our board members live and work in the Greenville area, so we maintain a strict Conflict of Interest Policy to ensure personal interests do not interfere with our grantmaking process.

How to Apply


We at the Hathaway Family Foundation are dedicated to supporting organizations that share our mission and goals. We invite local agencies to submit a Letter of Interest by February 28, 2023 for the upcoming March 31, 2023 full grant cycle.

To be considered for a full proposal, your submission must clearly demonstrate alignment with our mission and goals. In your Letter of Interest, please provide the following information:

  • Name of your agency
  • Executive Director and designated grant contact, including name and title
  • Contact information, including phone, email, and address
  • Amount of funding being requested
  • Specification of the funding category applied for (Food, Shelter, Education, Healthcare)
  • Description of the community need addressed, supported by relevant data/research
  • Explanation of how your proposal will address the identified need
  • Intended usage of the funding

Please keep responses to two pages.

If you are a recent recipient of funding from the foundation, you must wait at least one (1) grant cycle in between foundation funded requests.

Our most recent grant cycles were July and November of 2022.

Thank you for your work in the community and we look forward to a possible partnership.

When to Apply

2023 proposals should be submitted by the dates below. You will be notified via email once grants for the cycle have been determined approximately 45 days after the due date.

 February 28,2023

First Grant Cycle Closes – March 31, 2023

Conflicts of Interest

The Hathaway Family Foundation encourages board members to play an active role in the community by serving as board members or otherwise being involved with a wide spectrum of nonprofit organizations.

This means that, from time to time, potential conflicts of interest or appearance of such conflicts will inevitably arise. It is the Foundation’s policy to deal with such conflicts as openly as possible

Have questions about grant requests?

Send us a message by filling out our contact form or email directly at hathawayfamilyfoundation@gmail.com