SCF Grantmaking

SCF Grantmaking Framework supports work to improve the lives of Spartanburg County residents and raise awareness about local nonprofit organzations.

The Spartanburg County Foundation is uniquely positioned to offer varying levels of support to the nonprofit community in Spartanburg County. Seeking to strengthen the nonprofit ecosystem, grow their capacity to serve, and continuously improve.

Each year, the Foundation sets an unrestricted grant budget to award funding to nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations and institutions that provide services to the residents of Spartanburg County. The Community Impact Fund and Trustee Initiated Funds are used to provide these grants.

The Foundation hosts educational sessions for nonprofit leaders about grantmaking. Each year, the Foundation hosts a live webinar to inform the public about our grantmaking strategy and application process. The webinar is recorded and offered here for additional detail about how to apply for Foundation grants.


Awarded through our competitive
grantmaking in 2023


Organizations Awarded
Competitive Grants


Participants in Nonprofit
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2024 Grant Opportunities

The Spartanburg County Foundation recognizes its role as a grantmaker that responds to the ongoing needs in the Spartanburg County community. The following is a list of our grant opportunities. Click on each one to learn more about the each grant type, its window of availability, application process and deadlines.

Continuous Improvement Grant
Nonprofit Effectiveness Grant
Just Because Grants
Disaster Relief Fund
Community Thanksgiving Grant

Grant FAQs

Who is eligible to receive a grant?
What projects are most likely to receive a grant?
Can individual schools apply for grants?
Does the Foundation award multi-year grants?
Does the Foundation make site visits?
How do I stay informed about Grant opportunities?

Recent Grants

Learn more about our most recent grantees, the focus of their work and their impact across Spartanburg County.

2023 Fall Grantees
2023 Spring Grantees
2022 Fall