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Responsive Grantmaking Cycles

The Spartanburg County Foundation is excited to announce that in 2017 it will offer two responsive grant cycles – a Spring Cycle and a Fall Cycle.  Information regarding the two cycles is listed below. The Fall Cycle will open Monday, June 26, 2017.

2017 Fall Grant Cycle
(Opening Monday, June 26, 2017)

The Fall Cycle will focus on capacity-building grants in the areas of fundraising/funding diversification, technology/social media, strategic planning, and organizational development.

Organizations applying for a grant must be working to address the goals and/or priorities set forth by the Spartanburg Community Indicators Project. A particular emphasis will be given in the areas of Education and Social Environment. For more information about the Spartanburg Community Indicators Project or to download the reports, please visit

Capacity-building projects are defined as activities that strengthen an organization’s ability to improve its performance and impact, and must be used specifically to build a nonprofit’s capacity in the area of fundraising/funding diversification, technology/social media, or organizational development. Projects may benefit a single organization, a collaborative initiative, and/or a system of services that address social issues as defined above. Strategic planning grants must specifically be used for one organization to create a strategic plan uniquely for that organization.

Download the full Fall Cycle Request for Proposals and Grant Guidelines

Apply Online
The Foundation uses an online grant submission process. Applications and required supporting documents must be uploaded using the online system; proposals submitted in any other manner will not be considered. The online grant portal will be open Monday, June 26, 2017.

Applications must be submitted through the Foundation’s online application portal by Friday, July 28, 2017, by 5:00 p.m.

Need Assistance?
For questions regarding the grant cycle, please contact Tara Weese, director of grants and initiatives, at or (864) 582.0138. For questions regarding the online application portal, please contact Ashley Whitt, grants manager, at 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, grants manager, if you would like to be added to our nonprofit mailing list so that you are notified about future funding opportunities.