Our vision: to enhance the quality of life for all people in our community.



The Daniel-Mickel Foundation, located in Greenville, SC, evolved from the philanthropy of its founders, Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Daniel. Established in 1948 by the Daniels as The Daniel Foundation, it allowed the Daniels to contribute to local hospitals, churches, and college students in need of financial aid. As profits from the Daniels' construction business grew, so too did the foundation's ability to make significant contributions to Greenville's and the Upstate's landscape.

In 1993, under the longtime leadership of the Daniels' nephew, Mr. Buck Mickel, The Daniel Foundation was renamed The Daniel-Mickel Foundation. The foundation's goal has always been to enhance the quality of life for all people in its community, and it focuses its funding on education, arts and culture, health and human services, and the environment. To date, The Daniel-Mickel Foundation has contributed more than $46 million to organizations in and around Greenville, SC.


Our mission: to provide support to effective nonprofit organizations which strengthen and impact our community, both economically and socially.


The Grant Process

We welcome applications from nonprofit organizations that meet our Grant Guidelines. The trustees review grant applications two times per year, however the grant cycles for 2015 are now closed. The trustees will review applications starting in 2016 on or about the 15th of May and November. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. EST on the 15th of March and September. If the deadline falls on a weekend, applications are due the following business day. Applicants are notified of our decision via email approximately two weeks after our review dates. A brief final report is required at the end of the grant period for all grantees.

Grant Guidelines

Previous Grant Recipients

  • USC-Moore School of Business
  • Charles E. Daniel Little Theatre
  • Furman University
  • The Peace Center for the Performing Arts
  • Roper Mountain Science Center
  • The Governor's School for the Arts
  • The Governor's School for Science and Math
  • Clemson University
  • Metropolitan Arts Council
  • YMCA-Cleveland St.
  • Christ Church Episcopal School
  • A Child's Haven
  • Greenville County Museum of Art
  • The Children's Museum of the Upstate
  • Palmetto Conservation Foundation
  • Greenville Tech Foundation
  • Harvest Hope Food Bank
  • Meyer Center
  • Artisphere
  • The Nature Conservancy

Our priorities: education, arts and culture, health and human services, and the environment.

Arts & Culture

Contact The Foundation

The Daniel-Mickel Foundation
P. O. Box 9278
Greenville, SC 29604

Images courtesy of: Furman University, Artisphere, The Governor's School for the Arts, Friends of Paris Mountain State Park, Palmetto Conservation Foundation, Peace Center for the Performing Arts, Homes of Hope, Roper Mountain Science Center and A Child's Haven