United Way of the Piedmont awarded grant from Milliken & Company charitable foundation

May 8, 2024

United Way of The Piedmont is proud to announce it has received a generous grant from the Milliken & Company Charitable Foundation. This contribution will benefit United Way’s Community Impact Fund, which focuses on the key areas of education, economic mobility, and health to support families in Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union Counties.

“We consider ourselves ‘gap fillers’ in the community,” said Hannah Jarrett, Vice President of Community Impact at United Way of the Piedmont. “This contribution from the Milliken & Company Charitable Foundation is the most powerful support we could receive, allowing us to be responsive to community needs while investing in programs that address the most critical issues.”
United Way of the Piedmont’s Bold Goal is to reduce the number of individuals living below self-sufficiency by 11,000 by the year 2030. The organization employs a Results-Based Accountability model to measure the success of their impact and programs, taking targeted action on complex social issues through a data-driven approach.

“We are immensely grateful for the support of the Milliken & Company Charitable Foundation,” said Paige Stephenson, “This grant will enable us to expand our impact and strengthen our role in fostering positive change within our community. Together, we will work toward building a community where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.”

The Milliken & Company Charitable Foundation is dedicated to positively impacting communities where Milliken associates live and work through strategic financial gifts that align with the company’s purpose, values, and vision. By providing grants to various community initiatives, the foundation upholds Milliken’s values of integrity, excellence, innovation, sustainability, and people. For more information, contact [email protected].


About United Way of the Piedmont

United Way of the Piedmont is a local nonprofit that strengthens educational opportunity, economic mobility, and access to healthcare for Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union Counties. We convene partners and mobilize resources to carry out our mission to connect, engage, and inspire people to transform our community. We believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to thrive, and that means everyone. Learn more at www.uwpiedmont.org.