At The Spartanburg County Foundation, we are a knowledge source for nonprofits and donors alike. From training sessions to information on best practices, the Foundation strives to provide our partners with the appropriate tools and resources to make more informed decisions about growing their organizations, developing connections, and impacting change.

The purpose of the Spartanburg County Foundation’s Donor Connect program is to ensure that donors are equipped with resources to meet their philanthropic goals, to engage donors in expanding those goals and maximizing impact, and to meet the ever-changing needs of Spartanburg County.

The Foundation offers a variety of services through Donor Connect which include:

  • Education and networking events aimed to increase donors’ knowledge of community needs and offer opportunities to take action;
  • Grantmaking opportunities, identified by the Foundation that will assist donors in expanding their philanthropic goals and maximizing impact;
  • Newsletters and impact updates highlighting current needs and opportunities to respond;
  • A section of the website dedicated to Donor Connect that highlights needs and provides additional resources to donors, quarterly statements, and 24-hour access to fund information through FundWeb; and
  • Direct communication to specific donors as requested or as needs are identified.



On April 28, 2022, SCF held its first Estate Planning educational session.  In response to requests for more information, the Foundation has partnered with local field experts to provide insight, tools, and tips for this topic that affects everyone. Click here or on the image to view the video recording of this hybrid event.  For questions about the event, please contact our Stewardship Officer, Karen Nichols.



Staying Safe Online – There are countless online scams that target seniors, who lost more than $966 million to fraudsters in 2020, according to FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center. However, younger age groups had significant increases in fraud reports since 2019. Fraud doesn’t discriminate by age. Younger people lost less money simply because they have fewer financial assets.  This session provides an overview of key issues related to online safety for all ages.  Click the title or the title screen to view the 1 hr. presentation that includes a 10 minute overview of the Foundation’s new fundholder portal.  This event handout provided addition support for participants.



Our Natural Environment  was presented by the Spartanburg County Foundation in partnership with Upstate Forever, SPACE, the Tyger River Foundation, and Spartanburg County Balmer Foundation, to educate SCF donors and fundholders about current environmental conservation issues. Implications for local, State, and personal action are covered. The topics are presented with a focus on the balance between development and conservation.




The Foundation offers knowledge sharing sessions to all nonprofit organizations that serve Spartanburg County.  These lunch-and-learn sessions are held around the lunch hour and free to nonprofit organizations serving Spartanburg County.  Each month, the Foundation sends information about its upcoming sessions to its Nonprofit Mailing list. If you would like to be added to this list, please email Evan Petty to request to be added to the nonprofit mailing list.


The Foundation’s Community Leadership staff offer Technical Assistance coaching sessions to help community groups and nonprofit organizations strengthen their operations and prepare for success. Sessions focus on problem solving, building strategies, and linking you to resources to help you in your next steps to success.  Technical Assistance appointments are generally held  Tuesday, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Nonprofit Resource Center at the Robert Hett Chapman III Center for Philanthropy, or via Zoom.  Please review this Technical Assistance Overview before calling 864-582-0138 to schedule your session.

The Spartanburg County Foundation is committed to improving the lives of Spartanburg County residents by promoting philanthropy, encouraging community engagement, and responding to community needs.



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Spartanburg Racial Equity Index

To review the Spartanburg Racial Equity Index, released August 16, 2018, CLICK HERE.

Foundation Center at the Spartanburg County Public Libraries

As a member of the Foundation Center, Spartanburg County Public Libraries provides visitors with free public access to a core collection of grantmaker directories, books on fundraising and nonprofit management, and more, which can help you gain access to thousands of grant opportunities. In order to access this resource, you must visit the Spartanburg County Public Libraries Headquarters Library (151 S. Church Street, Spartanburg). For questions, please visit

Grassroots Leadership Development Institute

The Grassroots Leadership Development Institute is an intense seven-month leadership training program designed to equip participants with the knowledge, skill-set, and resources to be effective in leading change at the grassroots level. Participants include emerging nonprofit and mainstream leaders actively working to strengthen their individual and organizational effectiveness, and who seek to become more effective leaders.

The Spartanburg County Foundation is committed to improving the lives of Spartanburg County residents by promoting philanthropy, encouraging community engagement, and responding to community needs.

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Today, more than 150,000 nonprofits and libraries in the United States have registered with TechSoup. Through TechSoup nonprofits and libraries can receive donated or reduced cost hardware and software – not to mention free webinars, educational articles, and expert-led community forums.

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