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.

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.

STATEMENT OF VALUES

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

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

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

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

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

2017 FOUNDATION FACTS

(As of December 31, 2017)

2,800

Number of Contributions

$20.8M

Total Contributions

615

Number of Scholarships Awarded

643

Number of Nonprofit Organizations Receiving Grants

$12.4M

Total Grants

$213M

Total Assets