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

J. Marion Sims Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship

Youth Engagement Fellow: The Foundation has an immediate opening for post-baccalaureate candidates interested in community engagement, research, partner and program development with an emphasis on youth success. As a part of the Foundation’s strategic direction, the successful candidate(s) will assist Foundation board and staff in cross-cutting work that amplifies the voices and issues that impact […]

Posted on October 25th, 2018

Sisters of Charity Foundation grants $265,450 to 75 organizations in Fall Caritas Funding

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina recently awarded Caritas grants for the fall 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 individuals […]

Posted on October 5th, 2018

Community Foundation of the Lowcountry Awards Nearly Half a Million Dollars in Grants

Hilton Head Island – Community Foundation of the Lowcountry recently completed its second of three annual competitive grant cycles and awarded $498,023 to six local organizations. The grants were awarded to the following organizations. Beaufort County Animal Shelter Support Fund received $86,048 for a radiology lab to enable the county to provide x-ray, ultrasound and […]

Posted on July 30th, 2018

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