Hollingsworth Funds is a place-based funder located in Greenville, SC. At Hollingsworth, we envision a vibrant, just, and inclusive Greenville where equitable opportunities exist for all to advance and thrive. Our mission is to collectively remove the systemic barriers that hold people back based on race, place, and socioeconomic status, and strengthen the pathways that propel all people forward. As a catalyst, convener, collaborator, advocate, and leader, our role extends far beyond grantmaking. We deploy all forms of our capital – social, moral, intellectual, reputational, and financial – to help Greenville reach its full potential.
Since our inception, Hollingsworth Funds has faithfully performed our responsibility, investing strategically in our named beneficiaries and other Greenville nonprofit organizations. In addition to philanthropic investments, the sale and development of Hollingsworth Funds’ real estate also have brought about significant economic development and opportunity for the Greenville area. Already, our work has resulted in the Millennium Campus, the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research, the Shops at Greenridge, and the 1,100-acre master-planned development known as Verdae. Roughly half of the developable real estate remains in Verdae and we are exploring ways to further align development opportunities with our vision and mission.