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Posted on: June 24, 2021

Bank of America Fall for Greenville Donates over $14,000 to Local Non-Profits

Grant recipients holding gift basket and a Fall for Giving wooden guitar

Bank of America Fall for Greenville today announced that it has awarded more than $14,000 to six local nonprofit organizations through its Fall for Giving program. The program was created to support the efforts of nonprofit organizations whose programs directly impact the areas of culinary and food, cultural diversity, family and music.

“As part of its mission, Bank of America Fall for Greenville is committed to supporting our local community,” said Megan Finnern, 2021 Fall for Greenville Board Chair. “The continued success of the festival allows us to give back even more, providing funds and volunteer hours to local groups that work hard to strengthen our community.”

Fall for Giving award recipients include:

  • Phillis Wheatley Center - $2,436 in funds to assist in the completion of an on-site community food pantry.
  • Project Hope - $2,056 to fund hydroponic garden towers with LED lights that will be housed at Hope Academy, an educational program for students with autism spectrum disorders.
  • Project Host - $2,500 to purchase kitchen equipment for the revitalization of their Soup Kitchen.
  • Senior Action - $2,500 to purchase music stands and rolling carts for Senior Action members to participate in music lessons, various bands and music groups.
  • Sustaining Way - $2,500 to fund gardening supplies and a backyard composting system.
  • Greenville Technical College - $2,500 toward the Fall for Greenville Culinary Arts Institute Scholarship Endowment Fund. The festival established the scholarship in 2006 to provide tuition for students in the culinary arts field. 

In addition to the Fall for Giving grant, nonprofit organizations can apply to receive a portion of the 2021 festival proceeds by providing volunteer support over the three-day event. Each year, Bank of America Fall for Greenville relies on almost 1,800 volunteers to fill key positions throughout the festival site. Interested applicants must be a registered local 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization. Applications can be downloaded at, and the deadline to apply is June 30 at 5 p.m. 

About Bank of America Fall for Greenville 

Bank of America Fall for Greenville is one of the largest street festivals in South Carolina, attracting over 150,000 people from across the Upstate and beyond. Recognized as a Top 20 Event in the Southeast, the three-day festival features over 40 of Greenville’s premier restaurants. In addition to providing a taste of Greenville, Bank of America Fall for Greenville provides an array of ancillary events, including 70 popular national and local entertainers on six stages, culinary demonstrations, children’s rides, wine tasting, a beer garden and interactive mobile tours. For more information about the festival, visit

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