Foundation Announces 2017 Spring Responsive Grant Cycle

SPARTANBURG – The Spartanburg County Foundation is excited to announce that in 2017 it will offer two responsive grant cycles – a Spring Cycle and a Fall Cycle. The Spring Cycle, now open, will focus on grants to organizations that clearly provide innovative responses to address the goals and/or priorities set forth by the Spartanburg Community Indicators Project. Projects may benefit a single organization, a collaborative initiative, and/or a system of services that address issues within the seven Indicator Areas. A particular emphasis will be placed on grant requests serving the areas of Education and Social Environment. Grants usually range in size from $5,000 to $15,000. Larger grants may be considered at the discretion of the Trustees.

The Spartanburg County Foundation considers only those organizations and institutions that are recognized as 501(c)(3) non-profit and/or tax exempt entities providing services to the residents of Spartanburg County, South Carolina. By meeting these criteria, certain institutions and organizations located outside of Spartanburg County may be eligible for funding; however, funding is restricted to benefit Spartanburg County only. Organizations that serve multiple counties must clearly show that the funds will remain in Spartanburg County.

The Spring Cycle Request for Proposals is available on the Foundation’s website. Applications and all required supporting documents must be uploaded using the online grants submission process by 5:00 p.m. Friday, January 27, 2017. For more information regarding the 2017 Responsive Grantmaking Program, please visit


The Spartanburg County Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of Spartanburg County residents by promoting philanthropy, encouraging community engagement and responding to community needs. Established in 1943, The Spartanburg County Foundation is the oldest community foundation in South Carolina. Additional information about the Foundation is available at