2018 GRANTS

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

2017 GRANTS

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

BirthMatters
$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

FAVOR
$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

HALTER
$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

SWITCH
$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

2016 GRANTS

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

2015 GRANTS

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

2014 GRANTS

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

H.A.L.T.E.R.
$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

2011 GRANTS

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

2010 GRANTS

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