Spartanburg, SC – The Spartanburg County Foundation has awarded over $147,000 to area nonprofit organizations from its 2023 Spring Competitive Grant Cycle.
Continuous Improvement Grants ($121,400) advancing the Foundation’s commitment to educational achievement, quality of life, and economic mobility were awarded to the following:
Quality of Life grants:
- Children’s Cancer Partners of the Carolinas was awarded $21,400 to expand support services for patients and families managing a childhood cancer diagnosis. The expanded services include partnership with Emerge Family Therapy and Converse University.
- Christmas in Action Spartanburg received $15,000 to support work to provided critical home repairs for homeowners in rural areas of Spartanburg County.
- Immigrant Connection Spartanburg was awarded $5,000 to support the creation of a part-time coordinator role and the continuation of the development of U.S. Citizenship classes, related materials, and tutorials.
- Make a Wish Foundation of SC received $5,000 to provide life-changing wishes for children residing in Spartanburg County.
- Mary and Martha Services was awarded $15,000 to purchase and install an air conditioning system to improve the safety of volunteers, productivity, and quality of work in its storage warehouse.
- New Morning received $5,000 to increase women’s access to contraceptive services through a partnership with USC Upstate.
- The Period Project was awarded $10,000 to provide Period Packs to schools and frontline assistance agencies and support for the SC Menstrual Equity Coalition.
- Uplift Outreach Center received $5,000 to increase access to culturally competent mental health providers and support services for LGBTQ+ youth.
Educational Achievement grants:
- Roper Mountain Science Center Association was awarded $10,000 to provide funding for Title One schools in Spartanburg County to attend free field trips to Roper Mountain Science Center.
- The Children’s Museum of the Upstate – Spartanburg received $15,000 to expand its early childhood development outreach program to children K5-2nd grade in underserved areas of Spartanburg County.
Economic Mobility grants:
- Angels Charge Ministry received $15,000 to expand case management services to break cycles of recidivism.
While the issues of quality of life, educational attainment, and economic mobility are critical, they can only be achieved when we work in partnership with a strong nonprofit community. In addition to the vision-aligned Continuous Improvement Grants, the Foundation supports nonprofit organizations of varying mission through capacity building efforts.
Nonprofit Effectiveness grants awarded during the Spring Grant Cycle include:
- Birth Matters was awarded $10,000 to support the creation and filling of an office coordinator position to scale operations.
- Evans Training Center received $5,700 to purchase CRM Donor Management Software to support and improve donor retention.
- Girls on the Run, Upstate SC was awarded $5,000 to develop and execute a brand awareness campaign in celebration of their 15-year anniversary.
- Warriors Once Again received $5,000 to fund technology updates to better connect with community supporters.
Each year, the Foundation sets a grantmaking budget to award funding to nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations and institutions that provide services to the residents of Spartanburg County. This work aligns to the Foundation’s vision that 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 currently in review of fall cycle grant applications. Awards for the fall grants cycle will be announced in October.
- For information about organizations and projects receiving funding during the SCF Spring 2023 Grantmaking cycle, please review our Nonprofit Needs Newsletter.