How Your Gift is Used

The GGC Foundation and all gifts received make an immediate impact on the operations of the Greenwood Genetic Center. Gifts may be designated to one of the below areas:

The GGC Cares Fund

The GGC Cares Fund provides financial support to cover the cost of genetic consultations, genetic testing, and treatments for patients who are uninsured or underinsured. When a family seeks GGC’s help, paying for testing or medication should be the least of their worries.

Diagnostic Services

Thousands of patient samples arrive at the Center each month as families look to GGC to help find a diagnosis. The GGC Foundation funding drives the daily search for answers for these families from across South Carolina and around the world.


Through the funding support of the GGC Foundation, the Center is making real progress in uncovering the basic processes that cause genetic disorders and in identifying ways to treat or prevent their devastating effects.


The JC Self Research Institute at GGC is among the most successful genetic research programs in the world where underlying causes of birth defects and genetic disorders are continuously revealed. This life-giving research can only be accomplished through philanthropic contributions.


Funding from GGC Foundation donations is used to provide outreach educational opportunities for middle and high school students, train medical geneticists, provide courses and mentoring for college students, and continuing education for teachers. The Center also provides resources and programs to healthcare providers, families and communities across South Carolina and around the world.

The GGC Board Endowment Fund

The GGC Board Endowment Fund is building a legacy of funds for GGC. A percentage of earnings each year is used to benefit general needs as they arise. There are a growing number of donors establishing their own named endowed funds to be pooled with the Board endowment to provide assistance in perpetuity.