Mary Black Foundation and United Way of the Piedmont partner for COVID-19 Response

Spartanburg, S.C. (April 16, 2020) –Mary Black Foundation and United Way of the Piedmont are excited to announce a new partnership to raise funds for United Way’s COVID-19 relief efforts. Mary Black Foundation has committed $25,000 as a matching grant to United Way’s United for All Fund.

The United for All Fund is a disaster relief fund that has been activated in response to COVID-19. The fund directly supports individuals and families in Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union counties through United Way’s Community Resource Coordinator program. Funds can also be used to support other community partners who are significantly involved in relief efforts. Funds are primarily used to support families who have lost wages due to COVID-19 with expenses like rent/mortgage, utilities, and food.

“The health and wellness of individuals, families, and our community are at risk due to COVID-19 and we are honored to partner with the United Way of the Piedmont to offer immediate support to people who are suffering the most right now. Helping our community through the United for All Fund is one way that we and others can make a difference,” said Molly Talbot-Metz, President & CEO of the Mary Black Foundation.

Mary Black Foundation’s matching grant will allow donors to double their impact. For every dollar that an individual donor gives, Mary Black Foundation will match that gift, up to $25,000. Paige Stephenson, United Way of the Piedmont President & CEO, says “We are so excited about this opportunity with Mary Black Foundation to not only support United Way’s fundraising efforts, but to raise awareness for the needs we are seeing every day in our community. We know this is just the beginning of the effects of COVID-19, and we are grateful for partners like Mary Black Foundation who, with us, are united in helping families recover.”

To learn more about United Way of the Piedmont’s COVID-19 response efforts or to make a donation and help reach the online fundraising goal of $25,000, please visit United Way’s website:

About Mary Black Foundation

The Mary Black Foundation is an independent grantmaking organization focused on improving the health and wellness of the people and communities of Spartanburg County, SC. The Foundation works to achieve its mission through a focus on two priority areas: Early Childhood Development and Healthy Eating | Active Living. Since 1996, it has granted nearly $58 million to improve the health and wellness of the people and communities of Spartanburg County.

About United Way of the Piedmont

United Way of the Piedmont is a local nonprofit that fights for the education, financial stability, and health of every member of our community. Our mission is to connect, engage, and inspire people to transform our community. We are more than fundraisers. We forge unique partnerships, find new solutions to old problems, and mobilize the best resources by inspiring others to join the fight. We believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to not just survive, but to thrive.


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