2018 Mary L. Thomas Award Seeks Next Generation Philanthropists

The Mary L. Thomas Award for Civic Leadership and Community Change recognizes the contributions of individuals who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to improving the quality of life in the community. The Spartanburg County Foundation seeks nominees who develop innovative solutions to tackle critical community issues. The recipients seize opportunities to…

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The Spartanburg County Foundation Office Will Be CLOSED November 23rd and November 24th, 2017

The Spartanburg County Foundation Office will be closed Thursday, November 23, 2017, and Friday, November 24, 2017, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.  The office will reopen Monday, November 27, 2017, for regular business hours. The Board of Trustees and staff  wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!

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The Spartanburg County Foundation Awards $109,837 to 14 Nonprofit Organizations

The Spartanburg County Foundation awarded $109,837 in capacity-building grants to 14 nonprofit organizations working to improve the lives of Spartanburg County residents across all seven Spartanburg Community Indicator Areas: Civic Health, Cultural Vitality, Economy, Education, Natural Environment, Public Health, and Social Environment. Each year, The Spartanburg County Foundation trustees set…

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Celebrating Our Trustees Emeriti and Their 74 Years of Impact

The Spartanburg County Foundation celebrated our Trustees Emeriti and their 74 years of impact in Spartanburg County. The Annual Trustees Emeriti Dinner was held Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at The Piedmont Club.  The highlight of the evening was a Trustee Emeriti video illustrating the impact of philanthropy over the years…

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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Spartanburg County Criminal Justice Youth Institute is NOW Accepting Applications!

The deadline to apply to The Spartanburg County Criminal Justice Youth Institute HAS BEEN EXTENDED to Friday, November 17, 2017, 5:00 p.m.  The institute is open to 11th-12th grade students in Spartanburg County. The Spartanburg County Criminal Justice Youth Institute is accepting applications for the 2018 Youth Institute. Through a…

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EXTENSION!!! Women Giving for Spartanburg 2018 Grant Cycle NOW OPEN

Women Giving for Spartanburg Now Accepting 2018 Grant Requests Founded in 2007 as a special project of The Spartanburg County Foundation, Women Giving for Spartanburg is a group of passionate women who have joined together to enhance the quality of life in Spartanburg County. Women Giving for Spartanburg provides high…

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Dr. John Stockwell Recipient of the 2017 Cradle to Career Champion Award by StriveTogether

The Spartanburg County Foundation congratulates Board of Trustees Chairman Dr. John Stockwell on winning the 2017 Cradle to Career Champion Award! CINCINNATI, OHIO — After 17 years as chancellor at the University of South Carolina Upstate, John Stockwell joined an effort to pursue high levels of academic achievement for children…

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Spartanburg County Selected to Participate in MDC’s Network for Southern Economic Mobility

October 6, 2017 Spartanburg County is one of four Southern communities that are taking on the challenge of improving economic mobility for youth and young adults.  The Spartanburg County Foundation has been selected to participate in the second cohort of MDC’s Network for Southern Economic Mobility that is focused on…

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Spartanburg Interfaith Alliance

Background The Spartanburg Community Thanksgiving Service has provided an annual opportunity for people of faith to gather together in celebration and gratitude for over fifteen years. Following the 2013 Service, a group of Foundation staff and clergy met to discuss how the faith community could come together more than once…

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Foundation Seeking Proposals for 2017 Thanksgiving Service Grant

The Spartanburg Interfaith Alliance is a network of clergy, lay leaders, and faith communities joining together for the purpose of contributing to the common good. The Alliance was formed as a partnership between area clergy and The Spartanburg County Foundation in 2014. The 2017 Spartanburg Community Thanksgiving Service, sponsored by…

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