2012 Competitive Grants Update

1946 grantee – Spartanburg Hospital

The Spartanburg County Foundation, your community foundation, has been addressing a wide range of needs in Spartanburg County since 1943.  More than $100 million in grants have been awarded to meet needs in the areas of arts and culture, education, environment and historic preservation, health and human services, and recreation and youth.

2011 grantee – First Tee of Spartanburg

In 2008, when the economy took a major downturn, the Foundation made a conscious decision to continue awarding grants despite suffering a loss in our investments because we recognized the pressing needs that were facing our community and felt very strongly that our role during that difficult time was to continue to assist the community through financial support.

In an effort to rebuild the Community Fund so that the Foundation can continue to make impactful grants in the future, The Spartanburg County Foundation will not be awarding grants through its competitive grant cycle in 2012.   The Foundation is working diligently to raise additional dollars for the Community Fund and is excited with the progress that has already been made toward this endeavor.

The Foundation will continue to engage its donors through the Donor Connect program to assist in meeting the immediate needs of nonprofit organizations.   More information about Donor Connect and how nonprofits can apply for this assistance will be shared in an informational session in the coming months.

2010 WGFS membership event

Additionally, the Foundation will continue to support various initiatives, such as Women Giving for Spartanburg (WGFS) who recently awarded more than $257,000 in high impact grants to area nonprofits.  Last year, in addition to awarding grants, WGFS implemented a new junior membership program and launched an online grant application.  The Foundation is proud to be a part of this energetic group of women that is currently 267 members strong and growing!

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Foundation at (864) 582.0138.