The Spartanburg County Foundation 2021 Grant Opportunities

The Spartanburg County Foundation recognizes its role as a grantmaker that responds to the ongoing needs in the Spartanburg County community and is offering two grant opportunities in 2021 that will be available for a four-cycle period:

  • COVID-19 Grant Opportunity
  • People of Color Led Capacity Building Opportunity

Grant amounts awarded will range from $5,000-$50,000.

The Spartanburg County Foundation seeks applications that are focused on the sustainability of nonprofits during COVID-19 and applications that assist underserved communities of color by working in areas of racial equity, economic mobility, and educational attainment.

The Spartanburg County Foundation defines people of color led organizations as meeting two of the following three criteria:

  • Governed-By = Majority of Board are people of color
  • Led By = Executive Director is a person of color
  • Serving = Primarily serving communities of color

*Please Note: The Foundation considers people of color to include the race/ethnicities of African Americans, Hispanic/Latinx Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans, Pacific Islander Americans, Middle Eastern Americans, and multiracial Americans.

Grant Application Resources

  • Nonprofit Capacity Building Assessment for People of Color Led Organizations [Download]
  • 2021 SCF Project Budget Form [Download]
  • 2021 Board Roster Template [Download]

Grant Application Timeline

Round 1 of Applications accepted: Monday, March 29, 2021
Proposals Round 1 Due: Friday, April 30, 2021 by 5:00pm

Round 2 Applications accepted: Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Proposals Round 2 Due: Thursday, July 1, 2021 by 5:00pm

Round 3 Applications accepted: Monday, August 2, 2021
Proposals Round 3 Due: Friday, August 27, 2021 by 5:00pm

Round 4 Applications accepted: Monday, October 4, 2021
Proposals Round 4 Due: Friday, October 29, 2021 by 5:00pm

Please Note: The Foundation has a new online grant portal, Goapply. Once you clink on Apply Now, you will need to “Sign Up”. Please allow us 24 hours to authorize your account. You will receive an email once your account has been approved. If you have any questions, please contact Jasmine Guest at

The Spartanburg County Foundation Disaster Relief Fund

Request for Proposals 

The Spartanburg County Foundation Disaster Relief Fund will offer grants to nonprofit organizations that are providing relief, recovery, and rebuilding assistance to Spartanburg County residents affected by natural and or manmade disasters. Donations to The Spartanburg County Foundation Disaster Relief Fund are currently being accepted. Please note that individuals are not eligible to apply.

Grant Guidelines

The Spartanburg County Foundation considers only those organizations and institutions that are recognized as 501(c)(3) non-profit and/or tax-exempt entities or charitable organizations.

The Spartanburg County Foundation Disaster Relief Fund will not provide funding for:
• Projects not associated with relief, recovery or rebuilding efforts for the impacted regions of Spartanburg County
• Routine operating expenses of the organization
• Fundraising projects
• Endowment development or capital campaigns
• Sponsorships

For further instructions on how to apply click here.

If you have any questions, please contact Jasmine Guest, program officer, at

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In addition to providing financial resources, the Foundation also serves as a knowledge source by connecting individuals and organizations to other resources in the community. Periodically, the Foundation is made aware of funding opportunities and distributes this information to the nonprofit community.

Sign up today so that you can stay informed about future funding opportunties and the work of the Foundation. Please contact Jasmine Guest, program officer, if you would like to be added to our nonprofit mailing list so that you are notified about future funding opportunities.

Need Assistance?

For grantmaking questions, contact Jasmine Guest.