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

To be Spartanburg County’s donor-focused philanthropic organization committed to community leadership.

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.

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