Community Impact in Action

The Spartanburg County Foundation is committed to improving the lives of Spartanburg County residents by promoting philanthropy, encouraging community engagement, and responding to community needs.




Grants Distributed in 2023

$279 M

Assets as of 12.31.23

What Does a Community Foundation do?

We work to improve the lives of Spartanburg County residents.

We protect, preserve, grow, and distribute philanthropic resources throughout our community.

We do this in partnership with individuals, families, businesses and corporations, nonprofits, and professional advisors to foster change, share knowledge, convene around important issues, and maximize impact in the community. We work directly with donors to fulfill charitable goals by providing a variety of customized giving options, handling fund administration, and offering expertise on current and local needs.

Promote Philanthropy
Encourage Engagement
Respond to the community

Promote Philanthropy

Caring for Others

Philanthropy is defined in different ways. The origin of the word philanthropy is Greek and means “love for mankind.” Today, philanthropy includes the concept of voluntary giving (of time, talent, and/or resources) by an individual or group to promote the common good. Philanthropy also commonly refers to grants of money given by foundations to nonprofit organizations. Philanthropy addresses the contribution of an individual or group to other organizations that in turn work for the causes of poverty or social problems-improving the quality of life for all citizens.

SCF donors and fundholders direct grants into the community.

Encourage Engagement

Involve the Community

There are over 345,000 residents across Spartanburg County. When we see a need and come together to meet that need, we are building a better quality of life for all. The Foundation acts as a convener – one who brings people together – to address ways to make improvements in our community, to learn from others who have already done what we hope to do, and to harness the collective strengths we have to make a difference.

GLAA members pack holiday boxes and bags to support low-income senior adults living in Spartanburg County.

Respond to the Community

Responding to needs

When we see a need, we have a responsibility to respond to it. Whether it is an immediate response to a disaster, finding ways to support improving economic mobility for impoverished communities, or supporting those working to feed the hungry on a daily basis, we answer the call to to respond to the needs of our residents and build a better future for our entire community.

The Foundation developed Nonprofit Capacity Building Boot Camp to help strengthen local organizations and community groups.