Despite all the wins and progress we’ve experienced as a community over the last 30 years, poverty remains a persistent and urgent problem in Greenville County.
Our local economy has flourished, but our hard-won success is fragile. Our attitudes, power dynamics, and policy choices protect economic interests for some while maintaining barriers for others, creating a fixed underclass where only a few people can reach the middle class or above.
United Way of Greenville County’s How We Win strategy identifies four barriers to higher earnings for low-income households in the Greenville County region: Housing, Childcare, Education, and Transportation.
Click here for more details on the challenges we face in Greenville County and our plans to address these barriers.
Interested in applying for United Way funding? Click here for our Request for Proposals (RFP) and grantmaking timeline.