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Responsive Grantmaking Cycles

The Spartanburg County Foundation is excited to announce that in 2018 it will accept proposals for responsive grants throughout the year on a rolling deadline. The Foundation recognizes its role as a grantmaker that responds to ongoing needs in the community and seeks applications that are innovative, meet the needs of Spartanburg County, and are integral in advancing an organization’s mission. Responsive grant sizes will range from $5,000 to $15,000.

Proposals must clearly provide innovative responses to address the goals and/or priorities set forth by the Spartanburg Community Indicators Project. For more information about the Spartanburg Community Indicators Project or to download the reports, please visit StrategicSpartanburg.org. Projects/programs may benefit a single organization, a collaborative initiative, and/or a system of services that address community issues.

Download Here for the Full Request for Proposals and Instructions for Applying

The Spartanburg County Foundation is accepting proposals for its 2018 Responsive Grantmaking Program on a rolling deadline. Please note that proposals received by:

Friday, May 4, 2018, will be considered at the Foundation’s June Board Meeting
Friday, July 20, 2018, will be considered at the Foundation’s September Board Meeting
Friday, October 12, 2018, will be considered at the Foundation’s December Board Meeting


75th Anniversary Endowment Challenge

In honor of its 75th anniversary, The Spartanburg County Foundation is excited to announce that it will offer an Endowment Challenge as one of its 2018 grant opportunities. The Foundation views endowments as a critical building block in developing the capacity and future sustainability of nonprofit organizations. Drawing from a history of facilitating long-term philanthropy and building nonprofit organizational effectiveness, the Foundation is pleased to invest into Spartanburg County nonprofits through this Endowment Challenge.

During the Endowment Challenge, the Foundation will offer 1:1 matching grants of either $25,000; $50,000; or $75,000 to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations to establish or to build an existing agency endowment fund at The Spartanburg County Foundation. Each matching dollar raised will leverage one grant dollar from the Foundation. Grant recipients will have 18 months from the date of the award to raise the full match. Grant dollars will be transferred into the endowment fund once the match has been met.

The agency endowment fund will be a permanent fund at The Spartanburg County Foundation and follow the Foundation’s Investment and Spending Policies. Each year, the Foundation’s Investment Advisory Committee and Board of Trustees review the Spending Policy.

Click to View the Request for Proposals

Proposals are due by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2018, through the Foundation’s online portal.

Click Here to Apply for the Endowment Challenge


Need Assistance?
For grantmaking questions contact Ashley Whitt, program specialist, at awhitt@spcf.org or (864) 582.0138.


Stay Informed About Future Funding Opportunities
In addition to providing financial resources, the Foundation also serves as a knowledge source by connecting individuals and organizations to other resources in the community.  Periodically, the Foundation is made aware of funding opportunities and distributes this information to the nonprofit community.

Sign up today so that you can stay informed about future funding opportunties and the work of the Foundation. Please contact Ashley Whitt, program specialist, if you would like to be added to our nonprofit mailing list so that you are notified about future funding opportunities.