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WHO WE ARE
The Spartanburg County Foundation was established in 1943 by Walter Scott Montgomery and seven key business leaders who saw community philanthropy as a way to address issues in the area. As the oldest community foundation in South Carolina, the Foundation recognizes a rich history of innovation, philanthropy, engagement, and community impact. Over the past 75 years, the Foundation and its donors have granted more than $161 million to nonprofits serving the needs of Spartanburg County and beyond. Today, the Foundation manages more than $200 million in assets and nearly 1,000 charitable funds that will sustain positive change in Spartanburg County.
WHAT WE DO
We partner 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.
All Spartanburg County residents achieve their human potential through continuous improvement in quality of life, educational achievement, and economic mobility.
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.
STATEMENT OF 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.
2019 FOUNDATION FACTS
(As of December 31, 2019)
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