About SCF

We partner with individuals, families, businesses and corporations, nonprofit organizations, community groups, and professional advisors who share our commitment to improving the lives of Spartanburg County residents.

The Foundation manages, preserves, protects and grows over 1,100 philanthropic funds for individuals, families, nonprofit organizations and community groups. We also provide opportunities for nonprofits and community groups to strengthen their impact.

Together, we share knowledge, convene around important issues, and maximize resources available for our community.

Our Vision

All Spartanburg County residents achieve their human potential through continuous improvement in quality of life, educational achievement, and economic mobility.

Our Mission

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.

Our Latest Annual Report

Cultivating Innovation has been part of the Foundation’s work since it was founded in 1943. Read more about our efforts to nurture innovation here.

Click below to learn more about how we accomplish our mission or view our 2024-2026 Executive Summary.

Our Values


We value stewardship embodied in donor philanthropy, disciplined fiscal management, and respect for tradition.


We value a county-wide sense of community and enhance our pivotal roles as leader, convener, knowledge source, and advocate.


We value innovation as strategic in our work and fundamental in leveraging our local, regional, and national reputation.


We value making an impact where data illustrates need and verifies transformative change.


We value candor in addressing issues of equity and economic mobility, building a community where everyone can reach their human potential.

Take a few minutes to learn about the Foundation’s vital role as a fiduciary and steward of resources flowing into our community.

Our professional staff is happy to assist you with your philanthropic giving and charitable goals.


The Board of Trustees consists of community members who possess diverse skills and perspectives.

Trustees Emeriti

The Foundaton honors its Trustees Emeriti, each of whom has contributed to the Foundation’s impact.