Greenwood County is home to one of our nation’s most influential civil rights leaders -- Benjamin Mays, one of Martin Luther King Jr.’s mentors. If you look deep into the history records of this rural county, you will find other interesting facts that have shaped the...
Mini-Grant Success Stories
Students at SC School for the Deaf and Blind get safe, open space to be active
An old, unsafe tennis court on the school campus has been repaved and turned into a free-play zone.
CareSouth organizes community gardens to fight food insecurity in Society Hill
Driving 30-45 minutes to buy groceries is a burden for Society Hill residents. CareSouth and community volunteers are changing that with a HEAL Mini-Grant.
City of Clinton, YMCA and others partner to feed the community
Residents in Clinton and its surrounding areas have limited opportunities to get nutritious food. Local leaders are changing that with the help of a HEAL Mini-Grant.
The City of West Columbia will fulfill residents’ requests for bike racks
With a HEAL Mini-Grant, the addition of bicycle racks will complement the connectivity of West Columbia’s parks, trails, and bike lanes and provide cyclists with a safe way to temporarily store their bikes.
From school playgrounds to community gardens, Wholespire awards mini-grants to 13 communities across the state
Wholespire experienced a 111% increase in mini-grant applications. Find out who’s getting a HEAL Mini-Grant.
Project Discovery Palmetto Trail: Increasing physical activity through outdoor family connection
Wholespire Richland County uses HEAL Mini-Grant to improve the use of The Wateree Passage of the Palmetto Trail in Eastover.
Marion County Library Connects Literacy to Active Living with Storyscape Project
There’s a cool feature at the Marion Hike and Bike Trail created by the library at the onset of COVID-19. They applied for a HEAL mini-grant to make Storyscape weather-resistant and last longer. Learn about their Storyscape project.
Parks and Recreation: Lone Hampton County park is getting some overdue attention
New equipment and a nature trail revival will inspire wellness in this community.