The Mary Black Foundation announced today that it has awarded $1,134,000 in grants to 16 nonprofit organizations serving Spartanburg County. Molly Talbot-Metz, President & CEO said,
“The Foundation is proud to support our nonprofit partners in creating a healthy community for all people in Spartanburg County. Through our recent grant cycle, we were able to fund a variety of organizations that are promoting early childhood education, accessible healthcare, and safe and supportive neighborhoods.”
The funded organizations include:
GoForth Recovery: $15,000 to provide clients access to therapists with specific addiction, trauma, behavioral, and family counseling skills.
Evans Training Center: $15,000 to provide a comprehensive array of program services, including residential housing, to men battling addiction.
Healthy Smiles of Spartanburg: $30,000 to provide access to dental screenings, prevention, and restorative care to thousands of children in need.
Servants for Sight: $20,000 to provide essential eye care for Spartanburg residents who face multiple barriers to accessing care, including transportation, glasses, and eye surgery.
Spartanburg Area Mental Health: $324,000 over two years to raise mental health awareness and provide clinical care in underserved communities in Spartanburg County.
Big Brothers Big Sisters: $15,000 to build the organization’s capacity to address IT and cyber security concerns.
Middle Tyger Community Center: $50,000 to support This Is My Child, which serves children, ages 6 weeks through 4 years in Spartanburg School District Five.
The Children’s Museum: $65,000 to support a Mobile Museum for the purpose of delivering educational programs directly to children in underserved communities.
Hope Center for Children: $50,000 to provide evidence-based parent education through the Positive Parenting Program (Triple P).
Spartanburg County First Steps: $130,000 to support Quality Counts, a quality rating improvement system for childcare programs.
Institute for Child Success: $50,000 in general operating support, leading to a systems-level change to improve early childhood development outcomes.
JUMPSTART: $15,000 to provide services that address the educational, employment, healthcare, housing, and family relationship needs of previously incarcerated residents in Spartanburg.
CommunityWorks: $30,000 to support residents in need of affordable housing through financial education, coaching, and down payment assistance.
Ruth’s Gleanings: $200,000 over two years to provide residents with access to healthy foods through the Our Gleaning and FoodShare Spartanburg programs.
Harry Dallara Foundation: $100,000 to work with the City of Spartanburg and neighborhood organizations to catalyze greater engagement of at-risk and minority youth in organized baseball by renovating youth baseball fields at Duncan Park.
Upstate Forever: $25,000 to develop a master plan for the Tyger River Confluence Park and Blueway Project.