Community Initiatives

Celebrating over 70 years of service to the greater Spartanburg community, The Spartanburg County Foundation is the oldest community foundation in South Carolina.  The Foundation is governed by a volunteer board of respected community leaders and managed by professionals with knowledge of the community and its most pressing needs. Established…

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The Spartanburg County Foundation Awards Just Because Grants Totaling $9,600

The Spartanburg County Foundation awarded $9,600 in surprise grants to five Spartanburg County nonprofit organizations December 17, 2015, Just Because. This act of ambush philanthropy not only provides assistance to nonprofit organizations, but also brings awareness to needs in the greater Spartanburg Community. In the spirit of the holidays, many…

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Spartanburg Mentor Receives Leadership Award

Victor Durrah Jr. has dedicated himself to ensuring there are positive role models for struggling youths. Tuesday night, Spartanburg County Foundation honored Durrah with the Mary L. Thomas Award for Civic Leadership and Community Change. The award was presented at the Spartanburg Marriott. Durrah, senior executive with the Daniel Morgan…

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GSA Business Giving Guide 2015-2016

Please take the opportunity to read the latest edition of the GSA Business Giving Guide, featuring several Spartanburg County Foundation initiatives!

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Spartanburg County Foundation Surprises Charities with Checks

The Spartanburg County Foundation presented TOTAL Ministries with a check for $1,500 on Thursday. The charity was one of five awarded funding through the foundation’s “Just Because” grant giveaway program. Traci Kennedy, executive director of TOTAL Ministries, accepts the check from Troy Hanna, president and CEO of the foundation.  …

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Special Tax Bill Includes Extended Help for Charities

Special Tax Bill Includes Extended Help for Charities Provision Permits Tax-free Charitable Transfers from IRAs On December 18, 2015, Congress passed the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act, which renews and makes permanent the Charitable IRA provision of 2006, making it easier for Americans to give to causes they…

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The Spartanburg County Foundation Awards $101,500 to Twelve Nonprofit Organizations

SPARTANBURG- The Spartanburg County Foundation awarded $101,500 in grants to 12 nonprofit organizations working to improve the overall social well-being of Spartanburg County residents- Children’s Advocacy Center of Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union Counties, Inc., Community Works, Inc., The Children’s Security Blanket, Greer Relief and Resources Agency, Inc., Maranatha Free Church…

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SCF Awards $20,000 in Just Because Grants

On Friday, October 16, 2015, the following Spartanburg County nonprofits received a surprise gift…$2,000.00 in unrestricted funds. The Foundation was able to quadruple the Just Because grants, due in part, through the generous donations of several fund holders, the Foundation’s Community Fund, and a partnership with Walmart Foundation. Through these…

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Spartanburg County receives 2015 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize

  SPARTANBURG COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA RECEIVES RWJF CULTURE OF HEALTH PRIZE FOR INNOVATIVE EFFORTS TO HELP RESIDENTS LEAD HEALTHIER LIVES Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Recognizes Spartanburg County, South Carolina for Collaborative Work to Improve Health for All Spartanburg County, South Carolina—Spartanburg County is one of eight winners of the 2015…

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10 Nonprofit Organizations Graduate from Healthy Organization Institute

On Friday, May 15th, ten local nonprofit organizations graduated from the Healthy Organization Institute, a five-month program designed to improve the capacity and effectiveness of the organizations they serve.  The Graduation Ceremony was held at The Piedmont Club, and included special remarks by Clarence Batts, community leader, and action plan…

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