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Just Because Ambush Philanthropy Awards $75,000

In recognition of its 75th Anniversary, The Spartanburg County Foundation and its donors awarded $75,000 in surprise grants to 23 local nonprofit organizations working to improve lives throughout Spartanburg County as a part of a special Just Because event.  This act of “ambush philanthropy” not only provides assistance to nonprofit…...

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Mark YOUR Calendar for The POWER of PRESENCE An Evening with Susan L. Taylor & Joy Thomas Moore

Be a Voice in Your Child’s Ear Even When You’re Not with Them!   Join us on Monday, October 22, 2018 – Cornerstone Baptist Church 700 S. Converse Street, Spartanburg, SC from 6-8 p.m. Free and Family Friendly!...

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Whitlock Flexible Learning Center Receives 300 Books as a Result of a Leadership Spartanburg Community Partnership

Whitlock Flexible Learning Center received 300 books at a student-led assembly today as a result of a Leadership Spartanburg class project.  Whitlock Flexible Learning Center serves middle and high school students from all seven districts throughout Spartanburg County and offers students a “fresh start,” according to Principal Jada Kidd-Robinson, to…...

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FOUNDATION AWARDS $105,000 TO SEVEN NONPROFITS

The Spartanburg County Foundation awarded $105,000 in grants to 7 nonprofit organizations working innovatively to address the needs of Spartanburg County residents. In recognition of its 75th Anniversary, the Foundation will award a total of $750,000 throughout the year. “We are pleased to support these organizations that are working each…...

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Spartanburg Receives National Recognition as a Winner of the 2018 Secretary’s Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Council on Foundations announced today the 2018 winners of the Secretary’s Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships. The awards are given to place-based funders for initiatives that recognize exemplary partnerships between foundations and government that have been critical in transforming communities…...

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Spartanburg County Community Development Department Public Meetings

The Spartanburg County Foundation would like to share the following information from the Spartanburg County Community Development Department.  Be sure  to attend one of the 12 meetings scheduled throughout the county.  See the dates and locations listed below. Bring your ideas and your voices!...

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The Spartanburg County Foundation Recognizes 75 Years of Impact in Spartanburg County

For 75 years, The Spartanburg County Foundation has been committed to improving the lives of Spartanburg County residents by promoting philanthropy, encouraging community engagement, and responding to community needs....

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Citizen Scholars Receives $7,400 OneSpartanburg Grant

The Citizen Scholars Institute was awarded a $7,400 grant from OneSpartanburg Tuesday, June 26, 2018, during the second annual Citizen Scholars Summit at the Spartanburg Community College Downtown Campus. The grant will be used to allow all eighth-graders enrolled in Citizen Scholars to participate in a yearlong robot building course…...

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Building an Inclusive Economy

We are pleased to partner with the Council on Foundations to host the first Inclusive Economic Prosperity Convening in the South May 23rd-24th....

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DETERMINED TO RISE

DETERMINED TO RISE  Determined to Rise, presented by Breakfast Business and Professional Women of Spartanburg in partnership with The Spartanburg County Foundation, was a powerful evening of inspirational storytelling. Over 200 guests heard stories from local women, like Susan Lea and Tammie Hoy Hawkins, who spoke about the importance of…...

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