The Robert Hett Chapman III

Center for Philanthropy

The Robert Hett Chapman III Center for Philanthropy is the first center for philanthropy in the state of South Carolina. Opened in 2021, the Center provides offices for the expanding work of the Spartanburg County Foundation. With its innovative design and technology, the Center is where community members work collaboratively to grow, strengthen, and scale initiatives and philanthropic resources to improve the lives of Spartanburg County residents.

Nonprofit Effectiveness

Building the strength of those serving our residents


Fueling life-changing support for our residents

Philanthropy in Action

Connecting donors to needs in our community

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Nonprofits + SCF STAFF In Residence


Nonprofit Meetings Hosted in 2023


Visitors in 2023

Upcoming Events at the Center

Events listed are only those accessible to the public. Some may require pre-registration. Please click on the event description for details.

Minority Business Connect Week

Receive support as you plan the next step in your business development.

June 12, 2024
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Minority Business Connect Week

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June 10, 2024
10:00 am - 6:30 pm

Incubator Offices

Our Innovation Suite includes four fully-furnished 72-square foot office spaces, which the Foundation offers for lease to mission-aligned nonprofit organizations at a nominal monthly rate. Lessees have access to Foundation resources, including a conference room, work room, and more, creating an opportunity for more time to focus on the work and less time spent focusing on space management and logistics. Our Incubator Suite offices are currently full.

Center for Philanthropy FAQs

Is the Center for Philanthropy Open to the Public?
Is there a cost to reserve space in the Center for Philanthropy?
How far in advance must I reserve space in the Center for Philanthropy?
May I have my private party at the Center for Philanthropy?
How can I help support the Center for Philanthropy?
Is the Center for Philanthropy open after 5 pm or on weekends?
I saw names on the bricks outside the Center. May I purchase one?