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CDS Announces Greenville Women Giving Grant


Greenville, SC (May 25, 2021): The Center for Developmental Services (CDS) has received a $50,000 grant from Greenville Women Giving, a philanthropic organization founded on the idea that women – when informed about philanthropic needs in their community – can collectively make a real difference. The grant will help with operational support to cover lost revenue and increased expenses due to the pandemic.

“We are absolutely thrilled that these outstanding women leaders in our community have voted to invest in the work at CDS at this critical time”, said Executive Director of CDS, Dana McConnell. “Their decision to support children with developmental delays and disabilities will have a lasting impact on the families we serve.”


About CDS

CDS is the largest multi-disciplinary treatment facility in the Upstate for children with disabilities and developmental delays. In one location, children receive services in therapy, diagnosis, psychology, legal help, day care needs for the medically fragile, early intervention, and a family support network. The partnership is comprised of Clarity; Family Connection of SC; Medical-Legal Partnership; KidVentures of Thrive Upstate; and four programs of Prisma Health – Upstate: Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Kidnetics, The Wonder Center, and Prosthetics and Orthotics. CDS and its partners serve over 8,300 children and their families each year on property donated by the First Presbyterian Church at 29 North Academy Street in Greenville. For more information about CDS or its partners, visit


About Greenville Women Giving

Greenville Women Giving is a philanthropic women’s collective giving organization created as a special initiative of the Community Foundation in 2006. Since its founding, GWG has awarded 134 grants totaling over $7 million and has grown to over 500 members. For more information, visit