SCF Awards $123,000

 A total of $123,000 in grants were awarded by The Spartanburg County Foundation during its first grant cycle of 2022.  Awards totaling $88,500 were made to area nonprofit organizations from its 2022 Spring Continuous Improvement Grant Cycle, advancing the Foundation’s commitment to educational achievement, quality of life, and economic mobility.…

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JUST BECAUSE…Makes a Difference

This blogpost launches a new series of posts focusing on SCF Impact – on the people, places, and community building energy flowing through Spartanburg County.  Today’s post is written by community activist and philanthropist Paula Black Baker, a longtime resident with deep community roots.  She speaks now of the Just…

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SCF News: Grassroots Leadership Institute Class of 2022 Announced

The Spartanburg County Foundation is excited to announce that 29 community members have been selected to participate in the 2022 Grassroots Leadership Development Institute. The selection committee, comprised mainly of GLDI Alumni, was thrilled and challenged by the pool of 58 applicants, the largest in the Institute’s history. The class…

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Leadership Spotlight: Mary L. Thomas

Mary L. Thomas, Spartanburg County Foundation's Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director of the Robert Hett Chapman III Center for Philanthropy, is a leader across Spartanburg County and far beyond.

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Citizen Scholars Institute Welcomes New Executive Director

Dr. Susan Little joins program that provides mentoring, training in life skills and character development as well as educational assistance to challenged youth.

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Celebrating the Future of Philanthropy

The Spartanburg County Foundation Opens First Center for Philanthropy in South Carolina SPARTANBURG – The Spartanburg County Foundation hosted an opening ceremony for The Robert Hett Chapman III Center for Philanthropy, South Carolina’s first center for philanthropy, on Tuesday, June 29, 2021. The new center is located at 431 E.…

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The Spartanburg County Foundation’s 2021 Annual Meeting

Community invited to attend live virtual event to see announcement of 2020 Mary L. Thomas Award for Civic Leadership and Community Change award winner SPARTANBURG – The Spartanburg County Foundation will host its 2021 Annual Meeting on Tuesday, March 23rd from 6:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. streamed LIVE from the Robert…

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Foundation COVID-19 Protocols Update

The Spartanburg County Foundation is committed to improving the lives of Spartanburg County residents, and with that, comes the responsibility of continuing to protect our community.   The Foundation office remains closed to the public. COVID-19 protocols are in place for the continued health and safety of our team, and…

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Investment Portfolio Performance – The Foundation’s Fiduciary Role

With a global pandemic shutting down much of the world’s economy, 2020 was a very challenging year in the financial markets.    The effects of the shutdown resulted in steep losses in the financial markets during the first quarter, with the Dow falling 23% and the S&P 500 dropping 20%,…

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The Foundation Welcomes Erika McJimpsey as New Trustee

The Spartanburg County Foundation is pleased to announce the election of Erika L. McJimpsey to the Board of Trustees for a term of seven years. Erika McJimpsey currently serves as the Chief Municipal Judge for the City of Spartanburg where she started the first Homeless Court in the Upstate of…

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