The Spartanburg County Foundation awarded more than $450,0000 to nonprofit organizations supporting Spartanburg County residents during 2021.

“The Spartanburg County Foundation is pleased to facilitate this deep level of community impact. We are committed to using data-driven strategies to ensure that these community grants meet immediate needs while building momentum for long-term impact across Spartanburg County,” said Troy M. Hanna, President & CEO of the Spartanburg County Foundation.

Through its four 2021 grant cycles, The Spartanburg County Foundation (SCF) awarded a total of $463,754 in grants to 27 nonprofit organizations serving Spartanburg County residents with additional support provided to nonprofits through its annual “Thankful for You” event. Funding for these grants comes from the SCF Community Fund, which draws from a pool of unrestricted donations, and included a $50,000 anonymous, unrestricted gift to expand COVID-19 recovery efforts.

Each of the four 2021 grant cycles included two specific grant opportunities and consideration for proactive grants. The first focused on nonprofit sustainability. Awards considered the impact of the pandemic and data from the COVID-19 Nonprofit Impact Report for Spartanburg County, commissioned in partnership with the Mary Black Foundation, Spartanburg Regional Foundation, and United Way of the Piedmont.

COVID-19 relief grants totaling $218,857 supported the following:

  • Angels Charge Ministryreceived a $21,000 award to increase staff capacity by hiring a program manager to support its transitional housing program, case management, and advocacy to deter recidivism and facilitate a successful reentry into our community for women during and after incarceration.
  • Christmas in Action Spartanburg: received $17,079 to provide repairs for poor, disabled, elderly, and otherwise disadvantaged homeowners. This grant amount included $9,079 award made specifically from the Georgia Cleveland Memorial Fund, designated for services that provide for the comfort and care of aged citizens in Spartanburg County.
  • GoForth Recovery:  will provide outreach and education in the Spartanburg County Detention Center and support its residential recovery program with its $10,000 award.
  •  Greer Relief & Resources Agency received $35,000 to expand its RENEW program to promote healthy living, build partnerships, and increase volunteer efficiency.
  • Healthy Smiles of Spartanburgprovided low-income, uninsured children access to pediatric oral healthcare and will complete a strategic assessment with its $15,500 award.
  • Hope Center for Childrenreceived $15,000 to support the Anchor House and Faucette House. Anchor House provides safe housing for teen girls in foster care. Faucette House is an emergency shelter for children removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect.
  • Ruth’s Gleaningsincreased staffing and equipment with a $25,000 award, advancing its work to decrease nutritional poverty by increasing access to healthy, fresh food.
  • Servants for Sightprovided funding for cataract surgeries and staff support with its $10,000 grant.
  • Uplift and Outreach Centerwill use its $8,000 award to provide mental health counseling and therapy for LGBTQ+ youth in Spartanburg County.

The second focus of the SCF 2021 grantmaking strategy built upon the work begun in 2018 to better understand and respond to the county-wide journey toward racial equity. The People of Color Led Capacity Building opportunity focused on strengthening infrastructure and effectiveness for organizations building racial equity, economic mobility, and educational attainment.

People of Color-Led Organization Capacity Building grants totaling $155,778 supported the following:   

  • BattleBetty Foundationreceived a $7,600 grant to train and certify a key volunteer as a licensed professional counselor to support care for women veterans working to attain self-sufficiency and upward economic mobility.
  • Benjamin E. Mays Alumni Associationused its $20,0000 capacity-building grant to conduct a fundraising feasibility study to determine support for repurposing Middle School of Pacolet into The Benjamin E. Mays Family Resource Center.
  • The Bethlehem Centerwas awarded $43,000 to fund a new Director of Operations position, supporting youth, teens, and adults through services designed to build financial literacy, employment skills, economic mobility, educational attainment, and equity.
  • Black Economic Mobility Coalition: received $10,000 to support board and staff training and operations.  This supports its work to build economic empowerment, education, mobility, and equity for Black residents and business community through inclusive collaboration, partnerships, and strategic advocacy.
  • Brothers Restoring Urban Hopewas awarded $20,000 to strengthen its organizational infrastructure to address the social, economic, and psychological well-being of youth in Spartanburg County.
  • Creative Advancement Centers: received a $7,245 grant for board development training and strategic planning to build its comprehensive model of youth learning designed to improve academic achievement for at-risk students through a community-school partnership.
  • Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) – SC Upstate:  received a $27,933 grant to provide operational support for program staff to bring its comprehensive community development model to Upstate SC. The LISC model helps residents secure living-wage jobs through employment and career services, receive financial coaching and education, and supports small business development to improve economic mobility.

Proactive grants draw from specific funds within the SCF Community Fund to fulfill SCF’s annual grantmaking goals. Many years ago, the Garrison family entrusted the Foundation with resources to advance medical research and study. The Alma and T. R. Garrison Fund provided $79,119 in funding to meet three specific needs.

  • March of Dimesreceived $15,000 to support the Spartanburg Regional Medical Center NICU Family Support program.

In addition to the 2021 Grant Cycles, SCF awarded an additional $10,000 in “Thankful for You” Grants as part of a Thanksgiving themed Nonprofit Connect event. Upstate Warrior Solutions was awarded $5,000. Hospice and Palliative Care Foundation and Healthy Smiles each received $2,500, bringing the total grants distributed to $463,754.

2022 Grant Opportunities

The Spartanburg County Foundation will continue its grantmaking activities in 2022 with new opportunities for nonprofit organizations serving Spartanburg County residents. Grants awarded will align with the SCF vision statement:

All Spartanburg County residents achieve their human potential through continuous improvement in quality of life, educational attainment, and economic mobility.

Continuous Improvement Grants will address quality of life, educational attainment, and economic mobility.

Nonprofit Effectiveness Grants will strengthen community-based organizations’ internal capacity or infrastructure.

The Spartanburg County Foundation will release more information about these new grant cycles during the first quarter of 2022 through its website grants page and social media platforms.


Northside Development Group
Northside Development Group is the recipient of a $9,000 grant that will provide partial funds to savings accounts for the START ME entrepreneurial program participants. The Northside Development Group serves to encourage and manage the redevelopment of the City of Spartanburg’s Northside Community, honoring its past and expanding the mix of affordable and market-rate housing, economic, educational, recreational, health, and social opportunities.

Habitat for Humanity Spartanburg
Habitat for Humanity of Spartanburg is the recipient of a $15,000 grant to clear and grade a .54-acre parcel of land in order to construct three homes. The parcel is located at the corner of Union Street and Ponce de Leon Avenue. Habitat for Humanity of Spartanburg’s mission is to offer local families a jumpstart to secure, stable futures by providing affordable houses.

SC Test Prep
SC Test Prep is the recipient of a $6,950 grant to provide 37 students with test and college preparation classes. SC Test Prep believes that post-secondary education is the most accessible path to economic stability and social empowerment. Through testing preparation and college counseling they seek to transform students into professionally and financially stable young adults who will enrich their communities.

The Children’s Museum of the Upstate, Inc.
The Children’s Museum of the Upstate, Inc., is the recipient of a $3,260 grant to implement the Finances for the Family program in Spartanburg County. This program promotes financial literacy to help break the cycle of poverty. The mission of The Children’s Museum of the Upstate is to spark a lifelong passion for curiosity and learning through play.

Hope Remains Youth Ranch
Hope Remains Youth Ranch is the recipient of a $15,000 grant to purchase a truck to operate a second mobile equine educational unit. Each unit works with special education teachers, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and speech therapists within Spartanburg County schools to increase progress on Individualized Educational Plan (IEP). Hope Remains Youth Ranch seeks to be a place where youth, families, and adults are transformed using counseling, mentoring, and equine therapy.

Ruth’s Gleanings
Ruth’s Gleanings is the recipient of a $15,000 grant to establish two part-time positions, a Foodshare Coordinator and a Foodshare Administrator. Foodshare is a healthy fresh produce box that is aggregated and distributed bi-weekly at wholesale cost. It is geared toward participants of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Foodshare Spartanburg strives to connect families and communities to fruits and vegetables by increasing access to affordable, fresh food. Ruth Gleaning’s seeks to empower individuals in nutritional poverty by increasing access to healthy food.

Hub City Farmer’s Market
Hub City Farmers’ Market is the recipient of a $15,000 grant to renovate the Urban Farm and implement the Seed to Table program. The Seed to Table educational program includes in-school programming and field trips to the Urban Farm. Once a semester, students run a booth at the Farmers’ Market selling produce. The Hub City Farmers’ Market strives to increase supply, demand, and access to healthy, local food in Spartanburg County.

The Homeless Period Project, Inc.
The Homeless Period Project, Inc., is the recipient of a $2,500 challenge grant to purchase Period Packs for eight Spartanburg County schools. The Homeless Period Project was founded in 2015 with the mission to provide sanitary products to women and girls. The organization strives to educate and bring awareness to end the stigma of menstruation in society.

Hope Center for Children
Hope Center for Children is the recipient of a $14,467 grant to provide food for 121 youth served by Hope Center for Children residential programs.  Hope Center for Children’s focus is building stable, healthy families, and providing children a safe place from abuse and neglect.

Christmas in Action
Christmas in Action is the recipient of a $15,000 grant to purchase building materials to repair 10 homes in Spartanburg County. Christmas in Action rehabilitates the houses of the elderly, disabled, and otherwise disadvantaged homeowners, to provide for their continued safety and independence.

TOTAL Ministries
TOTAL Ministries is the recipient of a $5,000 grant to implement a rebranding process to develop a new website and logo. Total Ministries strives to assist those in Spartanburg County who are facing financial hardships through the prevention of lost utility services, heating assistance in winter months, food assistance, obtaining birth certificates, and covering costs of life-sustaining medications.

Mobile Meals of Spartanburg, Inc.
Mobile Meals of Spartanburg, Inc., is the recipient of a $4,644 grant to purchase computer monitors and a color laser printer in order to increase staff productivity and efficiency. Mobile Meals provides nutritious meals, services, and fellowship to the elderly in Spartanburg County.

Spartanburg Community College Foundation (SCCF)
$5,000 grant to engage a consultant in crafting a strategic plan and facilitating training for the Board of Directors.  The Spartanburg Community College Foundation secures funding to provide scholarships, curriculum resources, equipment, facilities, and faculty development

Spartanburg County School District Two
$5,000 grant to purchase a Giant Mars Map and corresponding curriculum through the Buzz Aldrin ShareSpace Foundation, which will serve over 6,700 students.  The Spartanburg Science Center and several Spartanburg County School Districts partnered together to purchase the Giant Mars Maps in order to strengthen STEAM education

Spartanburg Interfaith Hospitality Network (SPIHN)
$15,000 grant to assist with the expansion of the Day Center in order to increase its service capacity for homeless children and their families.  The Day Center allows homeless families to work with a case manager to ascertain all the resources needed to achieve independence and sustainability

St. Luke’s Free Medical Clinic
St. Luke’s Free Medical Clinic is the recipient of a $11,750 grant to implement The Power of Healthy Living Program.  The purpose of this program is to prevent and manage chronic disease, such as diabetes and hypertension, through healthy eating and an active lifestyle.  St. Luke’s Free Medical Clinic’s mission is to offer quality healthcare services to uninsured Spartanburg County residents.

The Behavioral Health Taskforce
The Behavioral Health Taskforce is the recipient of a $10,000 grant towards the continuation of the Behavioral Health Taskforce’s Reassurance Line. The Reassurance Line is an intervention concept designed to help individuals with behavioral and mental health issues to live independently, reduce feelings of anxiety or depression, and to reduce the demand of hospitalization and emergency room visits.


The Chapman Cultural Center
$12,675 grant to up-fit studios and exhibit galleries within their new Arcadia Mayfair Mill campus, developing an arts incubator that will bring together a diverse constituency to learn about and make art, discover each other’s cultures, and build a new, vibrant, and economically sustainable community in Spartanburg County.

Children’s Cancer Partners of the Carolinas
$5,576 challenge grant for the purchase and installation of family support casework software that will improve the accuracy and efficiency of Children’s Cancer Partners of the Carolinas’ Family Advocates, enabling them to better serve children and families facing cancer.

Girls on the Run Spartanburg
$4,500 grant to contract with a partner agency for the creation and execution of a one-year fund development plan, which includes establishing a solid donor base for the organization and increasing brand awareness. Girls on the Run seeks to help young girls develop life skills, and to prevent unhealthy behaviors, such as physical inactivity and negative body image.

GoForth Recovery
$10,000 grant to provide basic necessities for its residents such as food, clothing, and personal hygiene products. GoForth Recovery was founded in April 2018 to provide housing in a structured, defined, and accepting environment for men in recovery from addiction.

Greer Relief
$8,960 grant to support its Crisis Prevention Program that assists low-income working individuals by identifying and either treating, correcting, or improving their barriers to success. The goal of the Crisis Prevention Program is to break the cycle of poverty by empowering individuals in need to achieve financial goals, to live healthier lifestyles, and to plan for a brighter future.

Homes of Hope
$10,000 grant to complete phase two of the Brawley Street model block in the Northside community. Brawley Street will include 15 homes that will be available to residents of Spartanburg County who meet specific income criteria as a part of Homes of Hope’s affordable housing program, which provides safe, affordable, and energy-efficient housing for low-to-moderate income families and/or individuals.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
$3,500 challenge grant to implement “Ending the Silence,” a program for middle and high school students that teaches them the warning signs of mental health conditions and how to get help for themselves or a friend

SAFE Homes – Rape Crisis Coalition
$2,408 grant to hire a consultant that will work with the Board and staff to develop a transition plan from the current executive director’s 30 year tenure to the hiring process for a new executive director in 2019

The Shepherd’s Center of Spartanburg
$8,680 grant to expand access to health and fitness programs for seniors residing in Spartanburg’s public housing developments and under-resourced neighborhoods

The Southeastern Chapter of the National Safety Council
$9,650 grant to expand the state-wide Alive at 25 program, which is taught by local off-duty law enforcers and focuses on the behaviors, decisions, and risks that students face every time they get behind the wheel of a car

Spartanburg Art Museum – COLORs Program
$15,000 grant to begin a community outreach pilot project, which will serve school-aged students by providing opportunities to experience high quality art instruction in a safe and supportive environment during the critical after-school hours, free of charge

Spartanburg Breakfast Optimist Club
$15,000 grant to update their facilities at Optimist Acres by renovating restrooms to comply with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations.  The Spartanburg Breakfast Optimist Club works to develop and encourage youth through optimism

Spartanburg Community College Foundation (SCCF)
$5,000 grant to engage a consultant in crafting a strategic plan and facilitating training for the Board of Directors.  The Spartanburg Community College Foundation secures funding to provide scholarships, curriculum resources, equipment, facilities, and faculty development

Spartanburg County School District Two
$5,000 grant to purchase a Giant Mars Map and corresponding curriculum through the Buzz Aldrin ShareSpace Foundation, which will serve over 6,700 students.  The Spartanburg Science Center and several Spartanburg County School Districts partnered together to purchase the Giant Mars Maps in order to strengthen STEAM education

Spartanburg Interfaith Hospitality Network (SPIHN)
$15,000 grant to assist with the expansion of the Day Center in order to increase its service capacity for homeless children and their families.  The Day Center allows homeless families to work with a case manager to ascertain all the resources needed to achieve independence and sustainability

Spartanburg Regional Foundation
$40,000 grant to establish a new nonprofit organization focused on senior services. This organization will lead efforts in keeping seniors independent, healthy, active, learning, and engaged in the Spartanburg community

Stone Soup Storytelling Institute
$2,284 grant to engage a consultant in assessing the organization and creating an operational plan that will set strategic priorities for the path forward.  The mission of Stone Soup Storytelling Institute is to harness the power of story to educate, communicate, and connect

Upstate Family Resource Center
$10,000 grant to support the PASOs Spartanburg program, providing tools and resources to reduce disparities for Spartanburg Latino children and families. PASOs was founded in 2005 after research revealed that Latino families had great strengths, yet limited access to maternal and child health information and resources

Urban League of the Upstate
$12,675 grant for its Project Ready initiative that will assist 60 under-resourced Spartanburg County students complete high school and pursue a post-secondary degree or certification

YMCA of Greater Spartanburg
$15,000 grant to assist with the construction of a pavilion in memory of Robert Hett Chapman, III. This 3,000 square-foot pavilion will be used for youth programming, youth sports, parent meetings, community group meetings, and private events and will provide a safe and inviting space in which children and teens can learn, grow, and thrive


Angels Charge Ministry
$4,250 grant to incorporate national best practices into its programming model

Ballet Spartanburg
$8,540 grant to redesign its website, which will contain a donation page and allow students to register for classes online

$10,000 challenge grant to expand the service capacity of their community-based doulas (health workers)

Boys and Girls Clubs of the Upstate
$15,000 challenge grant to establish two new Boys and Girls Clubs in Spartanburg District 2

Carolina Miracle League, Inc.
$2,047 grant to furnish a new public office space

Christmas in Action
$8,657 for the Love Your Neighbor Rebuild in Whitney Heights, Southern Shops, and Willow Wood areas

$4,000 grant to develop marketing materials for the FAVOR Family Support Group in Spartanburg

Girls on the Run Spartanburg
$7,500 to establish new Girls on the Run after-school programs at High Point Academy, McCracken Middle School, and Carver Middle School

$12,000 grant to create a five-year strategic plan, update policies and procedures, provide board and volunteer training, and research fund development opportunities

Healthy Smiles of Spartanburg, Inc.
$15,000 grant to purchase and implement a donor software program, and to complete and implement a fundraising and marketing plan

Junior Achievement of the Upstate SC
$4,889 challenge grant to provide program materials for students, teachers, and volunteers at Meeting Street Academy, Carver Middle School, and Spartanburg Early College High School

New Day, Inc. of Spartanburg
$7,500 grant to purchase plastic/vinyl chairs for the facility and reupholster lobby area seating

Northside Development Corporation
$10,000 to provide loan capital for the START ME Entrepreneur Program

Partners for Active Living
$6,000 grant to implement a brand awareness marketing campaign

Project HOPE Foundation
$15,000 to assist in renovating their 12,000 square foot therapeutic clinic for children in downtown Spartanburg

South Carolina Hunters and Land Owners for the Hungry
$3,500 grant to redesign its website

Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce
$10,000 challenge grant for programming and marketing OneSpartanburg’s Talent and Economic Inclusion Initiative

Spartanburg County Historical Association
$10,000 challenge grant to replace the wood shingle roof of Walnut Grove Plantation

Spartanburg Juneteenth, Inc.
$10,000 to assist in expanding the 2017 Spartanburg Juneteenth celebration (Saturday, June 17th)

Spartanburg Science Center
$4,500 grant for marketing and signage

$15,000 to hire a care coordinator

The Children’s Security Blanket
$13,216 to supplement treatment expenses, offer family support programs, and provide counseling to 10-15 Spartanburg County families

TOTAL Ministries
$10,000 challenge grant to purchase a walk-in freezer

United Way of the Piedmont
$8,170 to expand services of the Financial Stability Initiative

Upstate Affiliate Organization
$15,000 grant to establish clinical exam rooms at Hope Center for Children and Project Hope Foundation

Upstate Family Resource Center
$10,820 to expand its Family Solutions Program

Upstate Warrior Solution
$7,500 challenge grant to research, produce, and market educational mental-health video modules for Spartanburg County veterans

Urban League of the Upstate
$10,900 to provide student incentives for its Level Up program


Adult Learning Center, Inc.
$14,196 for Digital Marketing

American Legion Post 28.
$10,000 challenge grant for the purchase of a 15-passenger van

The Bethlehem Center
$15,000 for technology hub

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Upstate, Inc.
$2,500 for a new telephone system

City of Spartanburg
$15,000 for Seeing Spartanburg in a New Light

Hope Remains Youth Ranch
$4,000 for Project Hope

Hub City Farmer’s Market
$12,000 challenge grant for the purchase of a Mobile Market truck

Mental Fitness, Inc.
$7,500 for a strategic marketing plan

Mental Health America of Spartanburg County
$7,000 for Mental Health First-Aid

Middle Tyger Community Center
$2,500 for a sustainability matrix

Mobile Meals of Spartanburg County, Inc.
$9,135 for Critical Technology Upgrade – Today and Tomorrow

Mt. Moriah Baptist Church of Spartanburg Foundation, Inc.
$6,600 for Community Health Awareness Day

Music Foundation of Spartanburg
$7,960 to create a new website for the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra

New Day, Inc. of Spartanburg
$17,000 for an Adult Educator for its Ed-YOU-cation Initiative

SC Test Prep
$5,000 to conduct a comprehensive organizational evaluation

South Carolina Hunters and Land Owners for the Hungry
$15,000 for Relocation of the Pacolet Armory

Spartanburg Area Conservancy
$7,500 to develop a sustainability plan

Spartanburg County School District Six
$8,000 to create a strategic plan

St. Luke’s Free Medical Clinic, Inc.
$12,000 for a free clinic expert

Temple Education Ministries
$15,000 for a walk-in freezer

The Shepherd’s Center of Spartanburg, SC, Inc.
$8,580 for a digital marketing plan

The Walker Foundation
$9,350 for a strategic plan

Women Giving for Spartanburg
$6,600 to create a strategic plan


Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg, Inc.
$15,000 for Arts Advantage for All

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Upstate
$15,000 for Power Up Hour!

Children’s Advocacy Center of Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union Counties, Inc.
$10,000 for Forensic Technology Update and Expansion

The Children’s Security Blanket
$10,000 for Building Capacity through Technology

CommunityWorks, Inc.
$10,000 for Spartanburg Financial Stability Network

The First Tee of Spartanburg & Cherokee Counties, Inc.
$6,035 for The First Tee at Willow Creek Golf Club

Greer Relief & Resources Agency, Inc.
$4,150 for Integrated Donor System

Hollywild Animal Park, Inc.
$14,000 for Educational Outreach Coordinator

Junior Achievement of Upstate SC
$10,000 for Preparation for the American Dream through Junior Achievement’s K-12 Programs

Maranantha Free Church of Jesus Christ-Angels Charge Ministry
$5,000 for Strategic Plan for Angels Charge Ministry

Middle Tyger Community Center
$8,400 for Camp Tyger

Palmetto Council Boy Scouts of America
$9,500 for Bringing Scouting Values to Multi-Cultural Markets in Spartanburg County

Project HOPE Foundation
$10,000 for Camera System to Increase Service Capacity for Clients with Autism

SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition
$10,000 for Computer Labs for Victims of Interpersonal Violence

SC Test Prep
$14,895 for Spartanburg County-Wide College Readiness Program

Spartanburg County School District One
$15,000 for Summer Studios

Spartanburg County School District Seven
$15,000 for LegoTastic

The Spartanburg Humane Society
$8,500 for Website Online Appointment Generator

Spartanburg Science Center
$13,400 for SEE: Science in Early Education

Upstate Family Resource Center
$7,140 for UFRC Website Development

Walker Foundation
$4,500 for Cover to Cover Home Library

Upstate Warrior Solution, Inc.
$10,000 for Community Integration Technology and Partnership Enhancements

YMCA of Greater Spartanburg
$7,210 for Diabetes Prevention


The Charles Lea Center Foundation, Inc.
$9,250 for the Charles Lea Center Foundation Pooled Fund Trust

Christmas in Action Spartanburg
$10,000 for Let’s Get Connected

Divinity Care Facility
$10,000 for Divinity Care Operations Organization

$10,000 for Growing, Managing, Improving Service

Habitat for Humanity of Spartanburg, Inc.
$10,000 for Habitat Spartanburg & eTapestry: Building More Homes

The Haven, Inc.
$7,500 for Project Strengthen

Helping Hands Ministries of the Woodruff Area
$8,560 for Helping Hands Technology Upgrade

Hope Center for Children
$10,000 for Expanding Support for Families in Crisis

Senior Centers of Spartanburg County
$7,990 for Technology

The Shepherd’s Center of Spartanburg, SC, Inc.
$3,780 for Brain Fitness and Our Growing Population of Senior Adults

Temple Education Ministries
$10,000 for the H.O.P.E. Soup Kitchen

Pacolet-Glendale Blueway Special Fund
$10,000 for Pacolet River Gateway Design

Adult Learning Center
$25,000 for GED, Pre-GED and Literacy Classes in Kelly Acres

Hope Remains Youth Ranch
$25,000 to the Marvelous Mini’s Program

Spartanburg County First Steps
$25,000 for the What Matters Most Program

United Way of the Piedmont
$25,000 for the Installation of 14 Born Learning Trails


ARCH Ministries
$7,750 for an Additional Computer Lab and Supplies

Ballet Spartanburg
$10,000 to Outreach Programs for Senior Citizens

Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Upstate
$10,000 for the Hispanic Mentoring Program

Boys and Girls Club of the Upstate
$10,000 for the Great Futures Start Here! Project

Cancer Association of Cherokee & Spartanburg Counties, Inc.
$9,000 for the Gas ‘n Go program

The Charles Lea Center Foundation
$10,000 for a Life Skills Training Center

Christmas in Action
$5,000 for Emergency Home Repairs

The Haven
$10,000 for the Safety and Security Project

Healthy Smiles of Spartanburg
$10,000 for the Free Dental Clinic and Screening Program

First Tee of Spartanburg, Inc.
$6,330 for their Program Partnership with Woodfin Ridge Golf Club

REACH Upstate
$5,700 for the Prevention on Wheels Resource Library

Total Ministries
$5,000 for the Development of a Strategic Plan and the Purchase of Donor Software

Woodruff Community Center
$7,500 for the Youth Experiencing Success Series


The 2010 grants have been awarded through the Clemson Compassion Project.

The Butterfly Foundation
$10,000 for the Implementation of a Leadership Development Plan

The Haven
$20,000 for the Growth and Service Project

The P.A.C.E. Center
$20,000 for a Full Day of Training on Children’s Mental Health

Pineview Hills Neighborhood Association
$15,000 for the Northside Achievement Afterschool Program

REACH Upstate
$20,000 for a Collaborative Project with the SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

Ridgeville Baptist Church
$20,000 for the Summer Enrichment Program

Spartanburg Interfaith Hospitality Network (SPIHN)
$5,000 for the Family Promise’s Annual Spring Conference

Spartanburg Terrace Tenants Association
$15,000 for Resource Development Work

Westgate Training and Consulting Network, Inc.
$20,000 for Low-cost, Professional Therapy

Safe Homes – Rape Crisis Coalition
$20,000 for the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence Conference

The Salvation Army
$20,000 for a New Member Tracking System

Southeastern Children’s Home
$20,000 for Board Education and Training

Woodruff Community Center
$15,000 for the Senior Enrichment Program