2023 Grants Awarded
The Mary Black Foundation announced that it awarded $350,000 in grants to twenty-five nonprofit organizations. These unrestricted grants will support organizations delivering programs and services that support the Foundation’s mission to increase health and wellbeing in Spartanburg County.
The following organization’s received funding:
Adult Learning Center received $10,000 to support the organization’s capacity to continue current programming.
Beginning SC received $10,000 to expand screening services at childcare centers in Spartanburg.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Upstate received $12,000 to continue supporting the social, emotional, and mental health needs of kids who might not otherwise receive behavioral health care services.
Brothers Restoring Urban Hope received $10,000 to support the Sports and Mentoring Program.
Council for a Strong America received $15,000 to engage in public policy advocacy by working in collaboration with other federal, state, and local allies and partners focused on early care policies and programs that benefit children and families.
Girls on the Run received $20,000 to continue to support GOTR’s program scholarships to girls who reside within MBF priority zip codes.
Habitat for Humanity received $10,000 to provide families with stable housing.
Hatcher Gardens received $13,000 to support needed maintenance to the Garden’s trail.
Healthy Smiles of Spartanburg received $10,000 to provide dental services to children without regular preventive and restorative care.
Hub City Roots received $20,000 for general operating support.
Impact America received $10,000 to continue providing free vision screenings to children in Spartanburg childcare centers.
Institute for Child Success received $20,000 to continue advocacy efforts throughout South Carolina.
A Light Unto My Path received $10,000 to provide housing for women who are displaced due to alcoholism and drug addiction.
Middle Tyger Community Center received $20,000 to increase the number of special needs children able to participate in childcare and other programming.
New Morning received $15,000 to provide free contraception to low-income individuals, decrease unintended pregnancies, and increase intentional births for women of all ages.
Northside Development Group received $15,000 to support the new Family Academy program by adding an important component to the wrap-around services that the organization provides.
Project HOPE Foundation received $15,000 to support providing an intensive form of therapy for individuals with Autism Spectrum disorders which has shown to effectively increase wellness, decrease related behavioral health disorders, and promote integration in community life.
Project R.E.S.T. received $20,000 to support current programming to include providing mental health therapy services to children, which has been shown to have a positive effect on social, emotional, and academic functioning and longer-term mental health outcomes.
The Roo Crew received $10,000 to continue building its staff capacity and strengthen relationships with key partners such as the school districts and the Spartanburg Academic Movement.
Servants for Sight received $10,000 to provide critical health care to children and adults thru a Mobile Vision Unit that conducts free vision screenings, reading and prescription glasses, eye surgeries, and eye disease treatments for low-income, uninsured residents.
Spartanburg Alliance for the Mentally Ill received $10,000 to support the organization’s efforts to continue growing impact and strengthening organizational capacity.
Spartanburg Area Conservancy received $15,000 to make necessary improvements to and expand the current Glendale Shoals trail and also connect with The Dan trail.
Spartanburg County First Steps received $15,000 to support students and teachers at the Franklin School by closing the gap between children who meet the poverty guideline cut-off and those who live just above it and are not eligible for federal or state funds and providing teacher retention incentives.
St. Luke’s Free Medical Clinic received $15,000 to continue providing a wide range of health care services including mental health care, chronic disease management, and women’s health care to high priority populations.
Upstate Family Resource Center received $20,000 to support the organization’s work promoting the health and well-being of families and improving economic mobility.