The Self Family Foundation

Frank J. Wideman, III, President of The Self Family Foundation announced $1, 357,700 in grants awarded at the October 24, 2015 quarterly meeting of the Board of Trustees.  The following grants were awarded:

Foundation for a Greater Greenwood County (The Greenwood Promise) – $1,000,000 grant payable over five years to provide the opportunity for every student who graduates from a Greenwood County High School the opportunity to obtain at least a two year degree.

Greenwood Genetic Center – $100,000 grant to support a strategic and land use plan for development of the research park.

Greenwood Genetic Center – $100,000 matching grant to support the validation of a blood based test for autism.

Greenwood Parks and Trails Foundation – $75,000 grant for a city-wide parks masterplan and installation of restrooms at Grace Street Park.

Greenwood Area Habitat for Humanity – $34,800 grant payable over three years to support neighborhood revitalization and the Neighborhood Association Council.

John de la Howe School – $21,400 grant to assist with the purchase and installation of emergency generators.

Wofford College (Liberty Fellowship) – $18,000 grant designated for the 2015 Liberty Fellows Multi-Class Gathering.

Children’s Museum of the Upstate – $4,500 grant designated for scholarships for Greenwood County students.

United Way of Greenwood & Abbeville Counties – $4,000 grant to support the BackPack Program providing weekend meals for over 150 children in Greenwood County.

The Self Family Foundation’s primary areas of emphasis are education, community wellness, and arts, culture & history.  The Foundation’s geographic area of interest is Greenwood County, South Carolina.  Trustees are Mat Self (Chairman), Sally Self, M.D., Jay Self, Bubba Self, Furman Self, Cade Brennan Jackson, Ginger Self Goldsmith, Mary Andrews Self Whittington, Welborn Adams and jon holloway.

The Self Family Foundation was organized in 1942 and to date has awarded more than $65,902,000 in grants to improve the quality of life for the citizens of Greenwood and the State of South Carolina.  For more information, visit the Foundation website at www.selffoundation.org .