The Spartanburg County Foundation recently awarded $75,000 in COVID-19 grant funding to three nonprofit organizations working innovatively to address the immediate needs of Spartanburg County residents. This grant opportunity is dedicated to Spartanburg County nonprofits needing additional capacity to maintain operations throughout the pandemic. The Foundation’s focus on flexible grants allows nonprofits who are serving communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 to determine the best use of funds.
- The Children’s Museum of the Upstate – Spartanburg
The Children’s Museum of the Upstate Spartanburg is the recipient of a $25,000 grant to provide two months of general operating support.
- Safe Homes Rape Crisis Coalition
Safe Homes Rape Crisis Coalition is the recipient of a $30,000 grant to provide rental and utility assistance to domestic abuse survivors transitioning into permanent housing.
- The South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind
The South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind is the recipient of a $20,000 grant to purchase disinfectant machines and cleaning supplies.
These grants are made possible in partnership with the Arkwright Foundation, Inc. Trustee Initiated Fund, Bain Foundation Trustee Initiated Fund, The Balmer Foundation, Inc. Trustee Initiated Fund, Frank H. and Rosie C. Cunningham Fund, The Grace M. and Harry R. Phillips, Jr. Trustee Initiated Fund, John and Lynne Poole Trustee Initiated Fund, Leland L. and Nell B. Larrabee Fund, The Martha C. Chapman Trustee Initiated Fund, Zimmerli Foundation, Inc. Trustee Initiated Fund, and The Spartanburg County Foundation Community Fund.
As a community foundation that seeks to improve the lives of Spartanburg County residents, The Spartanburg County Foundation team has been monitoring and evaluating the impact of COVID-19 on our local nonprofit sector. The Foundation is pleased to continue to provide COVID-19 grant opportunities on a rolling basis. For more information, visit www.spcf.org/grants-and-scholarships.