Recent Grantees: The Community Fund


2015 Grantee, Middle Tyger Community Center

2017 Grants

Angels Charge Ministry
$4,250 grant to incorporate national best practices into its programming model

Ballet Spartanburg
$8,540 grant to redesign its website, which will contain a donation page and allow students to register for classes online

$10,000 challenge grant to expand the service capacity of their community-based doulas (health workers)

Boys and Girls Clubs of the Upstate
$15,000 challenge grant to establish two new Boys and Girls Clubs in Spartanburg District 2

Carolina Miracle League, Inc.
$2,047 grant to furnish a new public office space

Christmas in Action
$8,657 for the Love Your Neighbor Rebuild in Whitney Heights, Southern Shops, and Willow Wood areas

$4,000 grant to develop marketing materials for the FAVOR Family Support Group in Spartanburg 

Girls on the Run Spartanburg
$7,500 to establish new Girls on the Run after-school programs at High Point Academy, McCracken Middle School, and Carver Middle School

$12,000 grant to create a five-year strategic plan, update policies and procedures, provide board and volunteer training, and research fund development opportunities

Healthy Smiles of Spartanburg, Inc.
$15,000 grant to purchase and implement a donor software program, and to complete and implement a fundraising and marketing plan

Junior Achievement of the Upstate SC
$4,889 challenge grant to provide program materials for students, teachers, and volunteers at Meeting Street Academy, Carver Middle School, and Spartanburg Early College High School

New Day, Inc. of Spartanburg
$7,500 grant to purchase plastic/vinyl chairs for the facility and reupholster lobby area seating

Northside Development Corporation
$10,000 to provide loan capital for the START ME Entrepreneur Program

Partners for Active Living
$6,000 grant to implement a brand awareness marketing campaign

Project HOPE Foundation
$15,000 to assist in renovating their 12,000 square foot therapeutic clinic for children in downtown Spartanburg 

South Carolina Hunters and Land Owners for the Hungry
$3,500 grant to redesign its website

Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce
$10,000 challenge grant for programming and marketing OneSpartanburg’s Talent and Economic Inclusion Initiative

Spartanburg County Historical Association
$10,000 challenge grant to replace the wood shingle roof of Walnut Grove Plantation

Spartanburg Juneteenth, Inc.
$10,000 to assist in expanding the 2017 Spartanburg Juneteenth celebration (Saturday, June 17th)

Spartanburg Science Center
$4,500 grant for marketing and signage

$15,000 to hire a care coordinator 

The Children’s Security Blanket
$13,216 to supplement treatment expenses, offer family support programs, and provide counseling to 10-15 Spartanburg County families

TOTAL Ministries
$10,000 challenge grant to purchase a walk-in freezer

United Way of the Piedmont
$8,170 to expand services of the Financial Stability Initiative

Upstate Affiliate Organization
$15,000 grant to establish clinical exam rooms at Hope Center for Children and Project Hope Foundation

Upstate Family Resource Center
$10,820 to expand its Family Solutions Program 

Upstate Warrior Solution
$7,500 challenge grant to research, produce, and market educational mental-health video modules for Spartanburg County veterans

Urban League of the Upstate
$10,900 to provide student incentives for its Level Up program

2016 Grants

Adult Learning Center, Inc.
$14,196 for Digital Marketing

American Legion Post 28.
$10,000 challenge grant for the purchase of a 15-passenger van

The Bethlehem Center
$15,000 for technology hub

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Upstate, Inc.
$2,500 for a new telephone system

City of Spartanburg
$15,000 for Seeing Spartanburg in a New Light

Hope Remains Youth Ranch
$4,000 for Project Hope

Hub City Farmer’s Market
$12,000 challenge grant for the purchase of a Mobile Market truck 

Mental Fitness, Inc.
$7,500 for a strategic marketing plan

Mental Health America of Spartanburg County
$7,000 for Mental Health First-Aid

Middle Tyger Community Center
$2,500 for a sustainability matrix

Mobile Meals of Spartanburg County, Inc.
$9,135 for Critical Technology Upgrade – Today and Tomorrow

Mt. Moriah Baptist Church of Spartanburg Foundation, Inc.
$6,600 for Community Health Awareness Day

Music Foundation of Spartanburg
$7,960 to create a new website for the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra

New Day, Inc. of Spartanburg
$17,000 for an Adult Educator for its Ed-YOU-cation Initiative

SC Test Prep
$5,000 to conduct a comprehensive organizational evaluation

South Carolina Hunters and Land Owners for the Hungry
$15,000 for Relocation of the Pacolet Armory

Spartanburg Area Conservancy
$7,500 to develop a sustainability plan

Spartanburg County School District Six
$8,000 to create a strategic plan

St. Luke’s Free Medical Clinic, Inc.
$12,000 for a free clinic expert 

Temple Education Ministries
$15,000 for a walk-in freezer

The Shepherd’s Center of Spartanburg, SC, Inc.
$8,580 for a digital marketing plan

The Walker Foundation
$9,350 for a strategic plan

Women Giving for Spartanburg
$6,600 to create a strategic plan

2015 Grants

Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg, Inc.
$15,000 for Arts Advantage for All 

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Upstate
$15,000 for Power Up Hour!

Children’s Advocacy Center of Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union Counties, Inc.
$10,000 for Forensic Technology Update and Expansion 

The Children’s Security Blanket
$10,000 for Building Capacity through Technology

CommunityWorks, Inc.
$10,000 for Spartanburg Financial Stability Network 

The First Tee of Spartanburg & Cherokee Counties, Inc.
$6,035 for The First Tee at Willow Creek Golf Club

Greer Relief & Resources Agency, Inc.
$4,150 for Integrated Donor System 

Hollywild Animal Park, Inc.
$14,000 for Educational Outreach Coordinator

Junior Achievement of Upstate SC
$10,000 for Preparation for the American Dream through Junior Achievement’s K-12 Programs 

Maranantha Free Church of Jesus Christ-Angels Charge Ministry
$5,000 for Strategic Plan for Angels Charge Ministry

Middle Tyger Community Center
$8,400 for Camp Tyger 

Palmetto Council Boy Scouts of America
$9,500 for Bringing Scouting Values to Multi-Cultural Markets in Spartanburg County

Project HOPE Foundation
$10,000 for Camera System to Increase Service Capacity for Clients with Autism

SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition
$10,000 for Computer Labs for Victims of Interpersonal Violence

SC Test Prep
$14,895 for Spartanburg County-Wide College Readiness Program 

Spartanburg County School District One
$15,000 for Summer Studios

Spartanburg County School District Seven
$15,000 for LegoTastic 

The Spartanburg Humane Society
$8,500 for Website Online Appointment Generator

Spartanburg Science Center
$13,400 for SEE: Science in Early Education 

Upstate Family Resource Center
$7,140 for UFRC Website Development 

Walker Foundation
$4,500 for Cover to Cover Home Library

Upstate Warrior Solution, Inc.
$10,000 for Community Integration Technology and Partnership Enhancements 

YMCA of Greater Spartanburg
$7,210 for Diabetes Prevention


 2014 Grants

The Charles Lea Center Foundation, Inc.
$9,250 for the Charles Lea Center Foundation Pooled Fund Trust 

Christmas in Action Spartanburg
$10,000 for Let’s Get Connected 

Divinity Care Facility
$10,000 for Divinity Care Operations Organization 

$10,000 for Growing, Managing, Improving Service 

Habitat for Humanity of Spartanburg, Inc.
$10,000 for Habitat Spartanburg & eTapestry: Building More Homes 

The Haven, Inc.
$7,500 for Project Strengthen 

Helping Hands Ministries of the Woodruff Area
$8,560 for Helping Hands Technology Upgrade 

Hope Center for Children
$10,000 for Expanding Support for Families in Crisis

Senior Centers of Spartanburg County
$7,990 for Technology 

The Shepherd’s Center of Spartanburg, SC, Inc.
$3,780 for Brain Fitness and Our Growing Population of Senior Adults

Temple Education Ministries
$10,000 for the H.O.P.E. Soup Kitchen 

Pacolet-Glendale Blueway Special Fund
$10,000 for Pacolet River Gateway Design 

Adult Learning Center
$25,000 for GED, Pre-GED and Literacy Classes in Kelly Acres

Hope Remains Youth Ranch
$25,000 to the Marvelous Mini’s Program

Spartanburg County First Steps
$25,000 for the What Matters Most Program

United Way of the Piedmont
$25,000 for the Installation of 14 Born Learning Trails

2011 Grants

ARCH Ministries
$7,750 for an Additional Computer Lab and Supplies

Ballet Spartanburg
$10,000 to Outreach Programs for Senior Citizens

Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Upstate
$10,000 for the Hispanic Mentoring Program 

Boys and Girls Club of the Upstate
$10,000 for the Great Futures Start Here! Project

Cancer Association of Cherokee & Spartanburg Counties, Inc.
$9,000 for the Gas ‘n Go program

The Charles Lea Center Foundation
$10,000 for a Life Skills Training Center

Christmas in Action
$5,000 for Emergency Home Repairs

The Haven
$10,000 for the Safety and Security Project

Healthy Smiles of Spartanburg
$10,000 for the Free Dental Clinic and Screening Program

First Tee of Spartanburg, Inc.
$6,330 for their Program Partnership with Woodfin Ridge Golf Club

 REACH Upstate
$5,700 for the Prevention on Wheels Resource Library

 Total Ministries
$5,000 for the Development of a Strategic Plan and the Purchase of Donor Software

Woodruff Community Center
$7,500 for the Youth Experiencing Success Series 

 2010 Grants

The 2010 grants have been awarded through the Clemson Compassion Project.

The Butterfly Foundation
$10,000 for the Implementation of a Leadership Development Plan

The Haven
$20,000 for the Growth and Service Project

The P.A.C.E. Center
$20,000 for a Full Day of Training on Children’s Mental Health

 Pineview Hills Neighborhood Association
$15,000 for the Northside Achievement Afterschool Program

REACH Upstate
$20,000 for a Collaborative Project with the SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

Ridgeville Baptist Church
$20,000 for the Summer Enrichment Program

 Safe Homes – Rape Crisis Coalition
$20,000 for the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence Conference

 The Salvation Army
$20,000 for a New Member Tracking System

Southeastern Children’s Home
$20,000 for Board Education and Training

 Spartanburg Interfaith Hospitality Network (SPIHN)
$5,000 for the Family Promise’s Annual Spring Conference

Spartanburg Terrace Tenants Association
$15,000 for Resource Development Work

Westgate Training and Consulting Network, Inc.
$20,000 for Low-cost, Professional Therapy

Woodruff Community Center
$15,000 for the Senior Enrichment Program 

 2009 Grants

The 2009 grants have been awarded through the Clemson Compassion Project.

Spartanburg Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Upstate
$20,000.00 for Program Expansion

Boys and Girls Club of the Upstate
$20,000.00 for the Advanced Leadership Program

The Charles Lea Center Foundation, Inc.
$2,000.00 for AFP Conference Professional Training and Internal Evaluation

The Children’s Advocacy Center of Spartanburg, Inc.
$20,000.00 for a Multi-Constituent Retreat

The Ellen Hines Smith Girls Home
$20,000.00 for the Teaching-Family Model

Hub City Farmer’s Market
$11,000.00 for the Serving Seniors Program

Middle Tyger Community Center
$19,000.00 for the Volunteer Voyage

Mobile Meal Service of Spartanburg, Inc.
$20,000.00 for the Implementation of a Strategic Plan, Board Source Materials, and Computer Equipment

Piedmont Community Actions, Inc.
$20,000.00 for Project 2014 – Planning for Excellence

SOAR Academy
$20,000.00 for Classroom Tool Upgrades

 Spartanburg Art Museum
$20,000.00 for the Boiling Springs-Upstate Family Resource Center COLORS site, Graphic Arts Program

Spartanburg Science Center
$20,000.00 for Strategic Planning, Board Development, and a Development/Marketing Plan

Upstate Family Resource Center
$20,000.00 for the Upstate Family Resource Center Strategic Planning and Marketing

Upstate Fatherhood Program
$8,000.00 for Helping Fathers and Mothers Come Together