Mary Black Foundation Awards over $2.6 Million to Spartanburg Nonprofits
The Mary Black Foundation announced today that it has awarded $2,662,140 in grants to 28 nonprofit organizations serving Spartanburg County. Molly Talbot-Metz, President & CEO for Mary Black Foundation said, “Spartanburg’s nonprofit sector is doing incredible work to ensure healthy and resilient individuals, strong families, and a vibrant community. We are proud to be able to provide financial resources that support their work.” The funded organizations include:
Safe & Supportive Neighborhoods
High Quality Education & Employment
Accessible, Affordable, & Culturally Relevant Healthcare
International Association of Lions Club - Landrum
International Association of Lions Club - Landrum received $5,000 to purchase a vision screening camera.
Louvenia D. Barksdale Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation
Louvenia D. Barksdale Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation received $2,500 to support its general operating expenses.
In addition to the grants above, Mary Black Foundation awarded the following grants to organizations partnering with the Foundation on Phase II of the Spartanburg Healthy Schools Initiative:
- Alliance for a Healthier Generation received $130,500 over three years to implement the Healthy Schools Program and Resilience in School Environments (RISE) Index at Spartanburg School District 6.
- PAL - Play. Advocate. Live Well received $223,300 over three years to lead the implementation of Phase II. Together with Healthier Generation, PAL will provide technical assistance to School District 6.
- United Way of the Piedmont and PASOs Spartanburg received $353,306 over three years to support two Community Health and Resource Coordinator positions for the Initiative.