Making an Impact through Community Leadership

The Spartanburg County Foundation is a trusted philanthropic leader with a rich history and track record of engaging people, institutions, and resources to collaboratively address Spartanburg County’s most critical needs and quality of life indicators. The Foundation’s ability to build relationships across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors has enabled us to effectively engage the community in creating long-term, positive change.

$325k +

Awarded through SCF Grantmaking Strategy


Organizations awarded
competitive grants


Participants in NONPROFIT


The Spartanburg County Foundation embraces and values the importance of building strong partnerships to effectively lead in addressing Spartanburg County’s critical indicators. We work closely across sectors with residents, nonprofits, community leaders, businesses, philanthropic leaders, and local governments, each bringing their own unique strengths to the table, which results in scaled initiatives with amplified progress and an increased impact.

The Spartanburg Interfaith Alliance

The Spartanburg Interfaith Alliance is a county-wide network of clergy, lay leaders, and faith communities that have joined together for the purpose of contributing to the common good.

The Institute for Youth Justice

The Institute for Youth Justice introduces students to the criminal justice system to help them gain a deeper understanding of its inner-workings, eliminate misconceptions, and build long-lasting relationships with criminal justice officials.

Strategic Spartanburg

Strategic Spartanburg developed out of the Community Indictors Project launched by the Spartanburg County Foundation in 1987. In 2023, Strategic Spartanburg received its own 501c3 designation and is operating as an independent organization.

Spartanburg Academic Movement

An all-in partnership of schools and colleges, businesses, governments, foundations, faith communities, and individuals across Spartanburg County in pursuit of high levels of educational achievement.

Upcoming Events

The Foundation plays a unique role in connecting the community as a convener, bringing people together from all sectors around issues and opportunities. As a knowledge source and thought leader, the Foundation promotes collaboration and embraces innovation through various deliveries to foster awareness, inform decision-making, and spark collective action on problems facing the people of Spartanburg.

Minority Business Connect Week

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June 12, 2024
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Minority Business Connect Week

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June 10, 2024
10:00 am - 6:30 pm