Greenville Health Authority – Healthy Greenville Grant Initiative 2023 (South Carolina)

Greenville Health Authority is seeking applications to support health-related care, health research and health education initiatives benefiting the residents of Greenville County.

Donor Name: Greenville Health Authority

State: South Carolina

County: Greenville County (SC)

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline: 02/24/2023


This $4 million/year investment in Healthy Greenville reinforces Prisma Health Upstate’s commitment to being a safety net provider for Greenville County. Its level of uncompensated care averages $178 million a year; this will not change in the future.

The Greenville Health Authority appointed a Community Initiatives Task Force in September 2016 to develop a strategic plan and process for an impactful administration of the grants. Task force members included GHA Trustees, community leaders, and academic experts, who consulted with stakeholders in the community as well as experts who contributed their knowledge to the process of developing a grantmaking initiative that would serve the health needs of Greenville County.

Funding is awarded to those applicants who best meet the criteria outlined in the RFP, who demonstrate a track record of success with other health- related programs, and who can articulate how their program/project will move Greenville County toward our bold vision of being the healthiest county in America.


Make Greenville County the healthiest county in America.


Fund health-related care, health research, and health education that improves the health of Greenville County residents.

Guiding Principles

  • Healthy Greenville is committed to transparency in the grantmaking process and communications about that process.
  • The focus areas of the current Prisma Health Community Health Needs Assessment will guide our grantmaking.
  • The current County Health Rankings for Greenville County will guide our data gathering and measurement of progress.
  • Grantmaking decisions will be based on merit and directly tied to the eligibility and criteria outlined in requests for proposals issued by Healthy Greenville.
  • Applicants will describe how they will achieve the desired results of the initiative, with both annual and long-term measures of success.
  • Collaborative and cross-functional projects are encouraged.
  • New and existing programs/projects will receive equal weight if applicants can demonstrate a track record of success.
  • All funded work must be trackable and measurable.

Focus Areas

Healthy Greenville will make grants that improve at least one of the areas of the current Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) of the Prisma Health:

  • Mental Health
  • Overweight and Obesity
  • Heart Disease and Stroke
  • Access to Healthcare
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Healthy Eating and Exercise

Eligibility Criteria

These types of organizations are eligible to apply for a grant from Healthy Greenville:

  • Nonprofit organizations with 501(c) 3 tax exempt status
    • Community-based
    • Healthcare providers regardless of affiliation (including Prisma Health)
    • Non-Prisma Health hospitals regardless of affiliation
  • Academic institution
    • School
    • College
    • University
  • Coalitions or collaborative
  • Government agencies
  • Religious Organizations (provided funds are used for secular purposes only)
  • Any budget size organization is eligible to apply.
  • Collaboration among two or more organizations is welcomed and encouraged.
  • For multi-year grants ongoing funding is predicated on satisfactory progress.
  • Requests to fund indirect costs will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

For more information, visit GHA.