Recent Grantees: The Community Fund

2018 Grants

The Chapman Cultural Center
$12,675 grant to up fit studios and exhibit galleries within their new Arcadia Mayfair Mill campus

Homes of Hope
$10,000 grant to complete phase two of the Brawley Street model block, 15 homes located on the Northside of the City of Spartanburg

The Southeastern Chapter of the National Safety Council
$9,650 grant to expand the state-wide Alive at 25 program to Dorman High School

Spartanburg Regional Foundation

$40,000 grant to establish a new nonprofit organization focused on senior services

Spartanburg County School District Two
$5,000 grant to purchase a giant Mars Map and curriculum through the Buzz Aldrin Share Space Foundation

Urban League of the Upstate
$12,675 grant for its Project Ready initiative

YMCA of Greater Spartanburg
$15,000 grant to assist with the construction of a pavilion in memory of Robert Hett Chapman, III

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