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A Catalyst For Good

By Tammy Joyner, Greenville Business Magazine Shortly after the pandemic hit and home-delivery demands ramped up for Greenwood County’s Meals on Wheels, the food delivery nonprofit hit a snag. A food steamer used to prepare food died. Around the same time, the county’s Salvation Army and the local domestic violence shelter were swimming in requests […]

Posted on June 18th, 2020


Nicholson named president of Self Family Foundation

The Self Family Foundation announced formally in a press release Wednesday the succession of Greenwood’s Mamie Nicholson as the foundation’s president as of July 1, following the upcoming retirement of Frank Wideman III from that post. Wideman’s retirement was announced by the foundation April 3. Nicholson assumes the foundation presidency after previously serving as its […]

Posted on April 9th, 2020


Community Foundation of the Lowcountry adds three to their Board of Directors

Hilton Head Island, SC – Community Foundation of the Lowcountry has announced the addition of three new members to its board of directors, effective July 1, 2019: Arno Dimmling, Linda Fiore and Paul Moeri. Arno Dimmling is a retired executive in the ocean transportation industry, having worked for the world’s leading container shipping company for […]

Posted on August 16th, 2019


Mary Black Foundation Awards $453,250 in Grants

The Mary Black Foundation announced that it awarded $453,250 in grants to 7 nonprofit organizations serving adolescents of Spartanburg County. This funding is through the federal grant Mary Black Foundation receives from the Office of Population Affairs (OPA). In 2014, the Foundation received a five-year, $5.3 million grant from OPA to reduce teen pregnancy throughout Spartanburg County. […]

Posted on August 15th, 2019


Community Foundation of the Lowcountry Adds Three to Staff

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 18, 2019 Hilton Head Island – Three employees have joined the staff at Community Foundation of the Lowcountry. Jill Dawson will serve as a program associate. In this role, Jill will assist with organizational development and opportunity grants. She will also manage the Community Foundation’s Lowcountry Volunteer Connections program and serve […]

Posted on July 18th, 2019


Job Announcement: Associate Network Officer

February 20, 2019 Overview  The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation is seeking an associate network officer to manage existing Foundation relationships and identify new ones in specific states/regions. The associate network officer will administer a related grants portfolio over time.  Background The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation’s mission is to help people and places move out of […]

Posted on February 28th, 2019


Mary Black Foundation Awards $688,630 in Grants

For Immediate Release Spartanburg, S.C. – The Mary Black Foundation announced today that it awarded $688,630 in grants to 5 nonprofit organizations serving Spartanburg County. These organizations will receive the funds for operating support in 2019. BirthMatters was awarded $119,730 for its community-based doula program, a home visitation program that provides educational and emotional support […]

Posted on December 14th, 2018


Community Foundation of the Lowcountry has awarded grants of more than $147,000 to two organizations

Community Foundation of the Lowcountry has awarded grants to two local organizations: Memory Matters and Second Helpings. Memory Matters received $120,590 over three years to help implement their brain health programs. The grant will assist the organization fill a brain health specialist position, along with covering other program expenses. These programs will be offered to […]

Posted on November 28th, 2018


Community Foundation of the Lowcountry Launches Volunteer Resource Guide for the Holidays

As the holidays approach, many of us feel a desire give back or help those less fortunate. Local nonprofits plan seasonal drives and activities to ensure their clients experience holiday cheer. And residents of the Lowcountry answer this call by donating toys and coats, serving meals, helping at agency’s holiday parties or doing other generous […]

Posted on November 19th, 2018


Mary Black Foundation Awards $815,085 in Grants

The Mary Black Foundation announced that it awarded $815,085 in grants to 13 nonprofit organizations serving Spartanburg County. Big Brothers Big Sisters of The Upstate was awarded $20,000 to expand the capacity of their mentoring program for high school aged youth. BirthMatters was awarded $87,000 to provide comprehensive teen pregnancy prevention programs using evidence-based programs with youth […]

Posted on October 30th, 2018