Denise Spencer Announces Retirement in 2019

Denise Spencer, President and CEO of Community Foundation of the Lowcountry, has announced her intention to retire at the end of its next fiscal year, June 2019 and to begin a new chapter in her life’s work. Under Denise’s leadership, the Community Foundation has more than doubled its combined assets to over $72 million.  The […]

Posted on July 10th, 2018


Bunnelle Foundation Announces $150,000 in Grants Awarded

The Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation recently awarded $150,000 in its “Grants for the Common Good” program to fifteen organizations working in Georgetown County. This competitive grant cycle was completed in early May. Amanda Young, Grants & Program Manager, said, “The Foundation is dedicated to supporting charitable causes serving Georgetown County. These organizations all share our […]

Posted on June 1st, 2018


Philanthropic Leaders Meet About Inclusive Economic Prosperity in the South

SPARTANBURG – The Spartanburg County Foundation is pleased to partner with the Council on Foundations to host the first Inclusive Economic Prosperity Convening in the South Wednesday, May 23rd through Thursday, May 24th at the innovation centers of two major economic drivers – Milliken and Company and BMW Manufacturing.  This event will bring nearly 130 […]

Posted on May 29th, 2018


HALOS Begins Third Year of Funding

(COLUMBIA, S.C., April 10, 2018) – The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, in partnership with The Duke Endowment, enters into its third year of funding for the Well-Being of Children in Kinship Care pilot project.  Through intensive case management, tools and resources the project promotes permanency, safety and well-being of children in the […]

Posted on May 29th, 2018


Daughters of NASA Scientist Katherine Johnson to Visit Spartanburg

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 18, 2018 – Determined to Rise: An Inspiring Community Event For All Ages SPARTANBURG – Breakfast Business and Professional Women of Spartanburg (BBPW), in partnership with The Spartanburg County Foundation, is pleased to present Determined to Rise, an evening of inspirational storytelling featuring local women and the daughters of NASA scientist Katherine […]

Posted on May 22nd, 2018


Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina Awards $197,500 to 13 Grantees through Immigrant Families Initiative

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina is pleased to announce the 2018 Immigrant Families Initiative grants totaling $197,500 to thirteen organizations serving South Carolina’s immigrant and refugee populations. Immigrants represent nearly 5% of South Carolina’s total population and research shows these individuals make multiple contributions to the state’s economy sharing business, leadership, education, […]

Posted on May 7th, 2018


Molly Talbot-Metz named new President/CEO

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Spartanburg, S.C. – Molly Talbot-Metz has been named the next president and CEO of the Mary Black Foundation, succeeding Kathy Dunleavy, who retires at the end of June 2018. Talbot-Metz will become the foundation’s fourth leader since it was established as an independent grantmaking organization in 1996. A native of Syracuse, […]

Posted on April 24th, 2018


Spartanburg County Foundation to host regional convening on Economic Prosperity and Mobility

    Inclusive Economic Prosperity in the South is your opportunity to have a real dialogue focused on exploring how philanthropy can be a driver in transforming current economic anchors into economic boosters in communities and ensuring prosperity can be more broadly shared. This is a peer-driven, regional convening enriched by top experts from business, local […]

Posted on April 12th, 2018


Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina awards $152,558 in Spring Caritas Funding

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina recently awarded Caritas grants for the spring 2018 grant cycle.  These grants bear the name of one of the guiding principles of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, in omnibus caritas, meaning “in all things charity.”  Caritas grants are awarded to organizations meeting fundamental needs of […]

Posted on April 3rd, 2018


Community Foundation of the Lowcountry awards $150,275 in grants to three local organizations

Hilton Head Island, SC – Community Foundation of the Lowcountry awarded more than $150,000 in grants to three local nonprofits on Wednesday, March 21. The grants are part of the Community Foundation’s three-times-per-year competitive grant cycle. Since the Community Foundation’s creation in 1994, the organization has awarded more than $65 million in grants and scholarships. […]

Posted on March 23rd, 2018